Delaying a Period Some women may wish to delay a period. This may be if a period is due at a time that would be very inconvenient. For example, on a special holiday, during an exam or other major life event. Delaying a period cannot be guaranteed but the following usually work.
Women taking the combined oral contraceptive pill If you are taking a fixed dose combined pill then simply start the next pack without the usual 7 day break. Taking two packs 'back to back' in this way is safe if it is done occasionally. Do not go longer than two packs together without stopping for a period.
If you are taking a tri- or bi-phasic type of pill then you will need to take the last 'phase' of the pills from the second pack immediately after finishing the first pack. Alternatively you can change to a fixed dose pill.
How does this work Women taking 'the pill' do not have normal periods. Rather, they are 'withdrawal bleeds' which occur when the oestrogen in the pill is not taken. The hormones in the pill help to sustains the lining of the uterus. The withdrawal bleed will not normally occur until the pill is stopped and the level of hormone in the body falls (usually once a month in the 7 day break between pill packs).
Women not taking 'the pill' Norethisterone tablets can be prescribed. The dose is 5mg three times a day starting 3-4 days before a period is due. It can be continued for up to 2 weeks or so until you want to have a period. The period will normally begin 2-3 days after stopping it. Norethisterone is normally safe to take. Some women have side effects such as bloating, stomach upset, breast discomfort and reduced libido (sex drive).
How does this work Norethisterone is a progestogen hormone. Progestogens are hormones that sustain the lining of the uterus. Normally at the time before a period there is a fall in the level of progestogen hormone in the body. When it falls below a certain level the lining of the uterus is shed as menstrual period. By taking norethisterone tablets (progestogen) the lining of the uterus is sustained until the tablet is stopped.
@ KaRtiKa, Council Member on
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Hey you havenot mention the reason for postpone the periods if you are not on oral contraceptives (birth control pills ), schedule an appointment with your gynecologist or family doctor well in advance of when you wish to delay your period. Usually, the reason for wishing to postpone your period will be known ahead of time. Step2 Tell your doctor your reasons for wanting to delay your period. Ask your doctor if he can prescribe a pill to help delay your period. Step3 If you are prescribed medication by your doctor to delay your period, you should start taking it 3 to 4 days before your period is due. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Step4 If you are taking birth control pills as an oral contraceptive on a daily basis, you already have what you need to postpone your period. Continue taking your active birth control pills as usual until you are ready to start the inactive "reminder" pills that have no active hormones. Step5 Skip the inactive pills and start your next pack of active birth control pills that contain the hormone. This should be delay your period. Step6 Continue taking the second pack of pills until the pack is complete. After they are gone, continue your pill cycle as usual. Deviry is a synthetic progesterone i.e medroxyprogesterone which is safe and effective.you can start taking deviry 10 mg daily a week before the due date of your menses and continue till the desired date of your postponement.Withdrawal bleeding will occur 2-3 days after stopping the drug.It is well tolerated and safe
hello vaishnavi,i know a tablet which stops periods for a while ,its called primolet.you should take this 3days ahead dosage: everyday one tablet. Take tablets till you want to stop.once you stop taking the tablet you will get the periods in a day or two.i usually take this medicene and dids not find any side effects so far. so iam recomending you the same.
Stopping while menstruating is not possible. However you can easily postpone your period as per your schedule, by taking primolut N tablet which is available easily in medical shop with out prescription from a doctor. Dozage : Take 1 tab daily in time, start to take it atleast 3 days before your expected due date of period, then continue it how much days you want to postpone. On stopping this tablet from the next day itself you will start menstruation.
sudha c, Council Member on
This information comes from my own knowledge.
Better to take advise from the Gynocologist. It is not advisable to take medications without doctor advise. But I can suggest you home remedy for postponing your periods. but it's not scientifically proven.
take fried gram lentil soup on a daily basis for a week before your menstrual cycyle. You will need to have the lentil soup along with a cup of warm water every morning on an empty stomach.
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