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Stopping my period for one month only?

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PolkaDot89 Mon 22-Jun-20 13:51:41

I’m posting here for traffic really, but is there anything my GP can prescribe to stop my period for one month? I’m not on any contraceptive, so I can’t run pill packs together or anything like that.
Thanks in advance.

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OscarWildesCat Mon 22-Jun-20 13:53:47

Yes there is.

EatsShootsAndRuns Mon 22-Jun-20 13:58:12

Norethisterone will delay a period. I took it while on holiday a few years ago.

UpToonGirl Mon 22-Jun-20 13:58:24

You don't need a prescription, Norethistrone is available from Boots online. There are some side effects for some people though such as low mood, enhanced PMS, heavier period after. There's a few threads on here about it if you want to check them out.

BrokenBrit Mon 22-Jun-20 13:58:30

Norethisterone is the common drug for this.

PolkaDot89 Tue 23-Jun-20 16:26:33

When in my cycle do I need to take it? And do I need it prescribed by the GP?

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Branleuse Tue 23-Jun-20 16:31:38

You can take norithisterone but theres a fair chance it will make you feel shite while youre on it

TokyoSushi Tue 23-Jun-20 16:33:34

Just think carefully about whether you really need it. I took Norethisterone a few years ago, it did the job but I felt terrible, awful mood, bloated, cramps and a hideous period after it. I've spoken to others who have found the same.

RJnomore1 Tue 23-Jun-20 16:34:35

I’ve taken it twice for holidays with none of the above issues op.

I think you start 3 days before your period is due.

Branleuse Tue 23-Jun-20 17:15:51

Yeah od say it was about 50/50.
Do you tolerate hormonal stuff well normally?

OfaFrenchmind2 Tue 23-Jun-20 17:46:58

Norethisterone works very well, basically no side effect for the 10 days I was on it.
However, the periods I had directly after stopping it almost traumatized me with how painful, sustained and heavy they were. I was lucky not to work during those 10 - 15 days because I was made useless (lost 5 lbs during this period because I was in too much pain to eat correctly). Normally, I have a heavy flow and painful first 2 days, so that may have explained it.

RoseDog Tue 23-Jun-20 17:51:49

The GP can prescribe it or you can buy it from Boots or Superdrug online.

LochJessMonster Tue 23-Jun-20 17:52:52

Norethisterone works for me, have to take it at least 3 days before you are due on.
I never had any problems on it or after it.

MayDayHelp Tue 23-Jun-20 17:53:05

I’ve taken norethisterone 3 times, and each time it’s given me PMT like I’ve never had before, completely ruining whichever event I didn’t want my period for. Also pain, bloating, much heavier period when it does come, and a really nasty bout of acne.

If you don’t want your period for reasons of wanting sex on a particular date I can highly recommend beppy sponge tampons instead. Unless you have a mega heavy flow you can have sex using them with no mess at all.

Giffgaff99 Tue 23-Jun-20 17:54:14

Take 3 days before period is due - or if you're not regular then take 3 days before you need the break. Take 3 tablets a day, every day until you need to stop. Periods were fine after, skin was fine, no PMS. I have even taken it mid period and my period stopped- I'm not a dr though so I'm not advising, just sharing my experiences. Hths

Pipandmum Tue 23-Jun-20 17:58:35

I was considering this for my daughter's upcoming D of E expedition which will coincide with her period. You have to hike 20km + a day and no toilets. But the possible side effects put me off.

WittyUser Tue 23-Jun-20 18:03:45

I've used Norethisterone before, and while it was largely fine, my period afterwards was a bit unusual - more 'lumpy'. Didn't really bother me but just a bit weird.

Next time I wanted to stop my period I used the pill and that was fine for me.

IndieRo Tue 23-Jun-20 18:07:40

I've taken Norethisterone once last year as I was on holidays in Spain for a month. I didn't have any side effects.

Polkadot89 Wed 24-Jun-20 11:18:41

My periods are normally very heavy anyway and clotty. (sorry if tmi).

Do I need to call the doctor or can I buy online?

RoseDog Wed 24-Jun-20 12:46:41

Polkadot89 I ordered them for my daughter and she has heavy and clotting periods, I ordered them from boots and a pharmacist phoned and asked her few questions, she had used them before though from the GP but I don't think that made a difference!

ferretface Wed 24-Jun-20 12:52:58

I've used norethisterone, I was a bit worried about it as I have quite nasty PMS and heavier periods from the copper IUD, but it was totally fine. Just to balance out some of the horror stories!

I can't remember whether it resets your cycle so it starts again from the date of the new period, or whether you have two closer together subsequently -does anyone know?

Bluntness100 Wed 24-Jun-20 12:57:21

Utovlan. Or norethistrone (it’s other name) does it.

Take it three days before your period is due. Three tables a day. Three days after the last one your period will start.

I’ve used it for years and found three a day made me feel shit, like I had my period but wasn’t bleeding. I then dropped it to two and it was fine, I felt better and it still stopped my period, I then tried one and that did the job too. With no side effects. However I’m older, now 51 so hormones may be less, but was doing this from mid forties. but I’d mess with the dosage, I think to see what you actually need.

Marpan Wed 24-Jun-20 12:57:30

The specific pill that stops the period isnt that great for you, and it needs To be taken several times a day. Using it for longer than a week is not recommended.

I ended up going in and requesting rigividon which is a regular pill, It can work in a fewWays. (For me)

You can just take it continuously and the period will not come and you have a pregnancy barrier, or on period day one if I take it it tends to stop it in its tracks by the end of the day and keep taking it until You want the period to start.

The doctor was just a bit like “wtf how did you find all this out” but was fine to prescribe it regardless.

Bluntness100 Wed 24-Jun-20 12:57:37

Oh and you just order on line from boots.

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