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Is there a drug that temporarily stops your period?

(14 Posts)
pinkrocker Sun 04-Jan-15 10:42:11

Had mirena fitted two weeks ago, been flooding since period started last week.
I'd usually be fine with this, used to it, but I am going on holiday on Friday for a bit of "us time" with boyfriend, child free for first time ever.
Is there a drug to temporarily stop flooding, just whilst I'm away??
Or will GP say "let the mirena settle and you silly mare, you should have had mirena put in after holiday"? sad

ClaimedByMe Sun 04-Jan-15 10:44:02

There is, northisterone or something, no idea if you take it with the coil though.

Shannaratiger Sun 04-Jan-15 10:45:59

Injection only lady's 3 months

pinkrocker Sun 04-Jan-15 10:46:14

Ah thanks, I hope I'll be allowed it!

Buttercup27 Sun 04-Jan-15 10:46:26

I had the same with the implant. The dr put me on the pill as well as the implant for 3 months to stop all bleeding. Since I've come off pill I've had no bleeding in about 6 months.

MozzchopsThirty Sun 04-Jan-15 10:46:28

After my coil was fitted I bled for months
My gynae gave me norethisterone which worked and stopped the bleeding

Shannaratiger Sun 04-Jan-15 10:47:03

Lasts even!

pinkrocker Sun 04-Jan-15 12:02:49

Buttercup I'm going to make an appt tomorrow hopefully! How long could I be on this norethisterone? I only want a week or so off....

pinkrocker Sun 04-Jan-15 12:03:34

Mozzchops so do you still take norethisterone?

MozzchopsThirty Sun 04-Jan-15 12:05:39

No I took it for about a month then haven't had any bleeding for 4 years smile

pinkrocker Sun 04-Jan-15 14:03:10

What does it actually do?

LadySybilLikesSloeGin Sun 04-Jan-15 14:05:27

Northisterone here too. I've not taken it for a while though (GP gave me cerazette which does the job). I'm not sure how it works but it does stop the bleeding.

UsedToBeAPaxmanFan Sun 04-Jan-15 23:37:11

I took noresthisterone when I had the Mirena. It did stop the bleeding temporarily. Iirc, you have to start taking it 3 days before your period's due.

pinkrocker Mon 05-Jan-15 12:22:20

thanks all! Well I am going to GP later, will see what she says.

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