Periods happen, and we have to keep going. But when they do, periods can set off a reign of terror with mood swings, bloating, cramps, headaches, cravings, backaches, acne -- you name it.
We’re all been there.
Though life goes on, there is good news on the horizon. With a bit of proper planning, it is possible to put a pause on your period.
Here is what you need to know about a medicine called Norethisterone, a pill giving you up to a 17-day delay on Aunt Flo’s arrival.
According to Cosmopolitan, "It comes in the form of tablets which you must start to take three days before your period is due,' explains Dr. Kieran Seyan, from the LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor Team. "You must then take three tablets a day during the time you wish to delay your period. You can take the tablets for a maximum of 20 days, which will delay your period by a maximum of 17 days." When you get back from your break, you simply stop taking Norethisterone and your period should arrive 2-3 days later.”
It seems easy enough to follow, but just like with any form of medicine, the side effects are still there. Dr. Kieran notes that these side effects are very rarely serious, but include, “increased risk of blood clotting, stroke, acne, fluid retention, headache and nausea.”
It’s also worth mentioning that Norethisterone is not a contraceptive and will not prevent pregnancy.
Sure, a period doesn’t stop a show. But when you’re looking to stay at the top of your game or just need a few days without it -- to see a beach on a girl’s trip, or yes, maybe even sex in the foreseeable future -- Norethisterone just may be the perfect solution you’re seeking.
For more information, speak with your local healthcare advisor for more information.