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TheBFGisme1234 Wed 24-Jun-15 07:49:49

My 13 year old dd is likely to get her period during our holiday to the South of France. She doesn't want to use tampons, not because she doesn't like the idea of putting them inside her, she finds them uncomfortable and they often make her periods more painful. Is there any way she can either delay her periods or bring them on earlier?

mrsdavidbowie Wed 24-Jun-15 07:50:50

Dd went on transxamic acid which delayed

happygirl87 Wed 24-Jun-15 07:57:13

Norethisterone - see GP. I had it at same age

SwingingBalls Wed 24-Jun-15 07:59:52

Thus has happened to dd1 twice. The first time she was given some tablets that delayed the period until we got back. The second time she was given 1 months supply of the contraceptive pill (the doc said it was better for her).

Christelle2207 Wed 24-Jun-15 08:03:03

Norithesterone has done the job for me, I think when I didn't want my period on my wedding day! I had no issues with it.

SweetAndFullOfGrace Wed 24-Jun-15 08:05:26

What type of tampons has she tried? The long thin ones like tampax are more comfortable than the short fat ones like lillets because they don't expand quite so aggressively.

specialsubject Wed 24-Jun-15 13:31:50

the tablets don't work for everyone.

she needs to learn to cope for the next 40 years. Try different types of tampon.

sorry, brutal truth.

RonaldosAbs Wed 24-Jun-15 20:50:15

There are pills from the doctor she can take but has she tried tampax pearl? IMO they really are far superior to literally every other tampon I've tried, really easy, my girls use them too.

missmorse Wed 24-Jun-15 20:59:16

contraceptive pill for a month would work. But she could also experiment with a mooncup or similar kind of menstrual cup instead of a tampon, if she doesn't want to take medication? I had a couple of very bad reactions to tampons as a teenager, so started using a mooncup as an alternative.

They are pretty easy to use, and have the added advantage (for a holiday trip, where her daily schedule might be rather unpredictable) that while you're on your period you always have it with you, so you don't have to worry about being out somewhere and not having a spare clean pad/tampon handy.

specialsubject Wed 24-Jun-15 22:42:18

repeat, pills don't work as bleeding control for everyone. Witness the number who bleed on cerazette, versus those that don't.

repeat, she needs to learn to use whatever protection works for her. If her period is very heavy or very painful, that IS a medical issue.

Talismania Thu 25-Jun-15 01:13:21

If she doesn't want a tanpons she's hardly going to be OK with a moon up.

Go to the doctor-- the pill others have mentioned above will be perfect for this.

AndNowItsSeven Thu 25-Jun-15 01:25:20

A mooncup for a 13 year old??
Norethisterone is a much better idea.

starfish4 Thu 25-Jun-15 09:53:57

Personally, I think I'd rather accept we were going to do different things with our holiday rather than have my DD on tablets unless she really needed them. My DD's friend had her periods while on a pool holiday and the family decided before if her period happened, they'd go off investigating locally instead.

If you want to be by a pool or sea, maybe she could just wear a tampon for 30 mins and have her swim, then put shorts and a nice bikini/t-shirt - that way she could still paddle.

wol1968 Thu 25-Jun-15 13:06:09

I'd get her to experiment a bit more with different types of tampon - brands, styles (applicator/non-applicator, compact versus standard, absorbency rating etc.) or sizes within brands. They vary a lot and it may be that she'll find a brand and size that suits her. Wish I'd had the same range of choices at the same age (remembering a particularly grim Spanish holiday at the same age, having to put up with a stick-on mattress between my legs uncomfortable confused )

hugoagogo Thu 25-Jun-15 13:23:55

I'm surprised she is so regular at 13.
Not sure about transemic acid or whatever I would be uncomfortable about that.
Trying different tampons is an idea, but they are not for everyone.
Or just accept that for some of the days she might not be able to swim.

happyh0tel Thu 25-Jun-15 19:10:17

I agree that there is an element of "education" here

I agree 40+ years of monthly decisions

If you "delay" this time what happens all the next times ?

There are lots of other things you can do instead of swimming on holiday; sun bathing, tennis, reading, walking, exploring, horse riding sailing, canoeing, bike rides, shopping, dancing, photography etc

specialsubject Thu 25-Jun-15 20:29:02

sailing and canoeing need tampons as they involve swimsuits/wetsuits and a fairly high chance of a dunking.

shopping is not an activity!

but I agree; she needs to learn to cope with a normal body function.

missmorse Fri 26-Jun-15 22:08:59

hmm I'm confused about why you'd consider a moon cup any less appropriate for a 13 year old than a tampon. Many women find them much more comfortable than tampons. Some don't. If it's comfort that's the problem in the OP's daughter's case, it might be worth her experimenting with one and seeing how she finds it, if medication doesn't work out.

(Particularly bearing in mind that moon cups don't carry the same risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome -- which is what I got as a teenager when using tampons and I can tell you it was terrifying.)

HerrenaHarridan Fri 26-Jun-15 22:32:03

You get extra small mooncups for teenagers.

I absolutely love my mooncup. I used to find my period so stressful, especially when travelling for extended periods.

You don't have the carrying tampon/ pad shame. Shouldn't be an issue but still is for many.

Don't have to worry about running out

HerrenaHarridan Fri 26-Jun-15 22:33:31

Cup CozyCup Small - Size A ink{ this ones teeny}

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