Welcome Ladies to: How To Cut Your Period Short 101
So…..yea grab a seat and get comfy ladies, class is now in session figuratively speaking. I’m sure most of you already know how this is done, but for those of you who don’t you’re about to get schooled really quickly.
Why would you want to stop your period for one day or maybe all together? There are lots of good reasons that any woman would consider it. Maybe it is your birthday tomorrow, or you are planning a special evening with your boyfriend, but you can’t enjoy yourself because you are experiencing bleeding and cramps? Maybe you suffer from Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and you want to reduce or eliminate your symptoms? There are even ways to consider how to stop your period, permanently.
Every woman and therefore every period is different. Not all of the tips will work for every woman. Try a few and see what has the best effect on you. If you are experiencing pain or heavy bleeding, go and see a doctor.
There are eight ways how to stop your period for one day or at least a few hours.
Take Ibuprofen: Three Ibuprofen every six hours on a full stomach will give you a relaxed day without your period by reducing your flow about 50%. Stay under the maximum dosage for a day and don’t take it every day. Ask your doctor before you start taking so much Ibuprofen to stop your period.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including aspirin, naproxen, and ibuprofen, can be helpful for reducing cramps and menstrual fluid. NSAIDs help reduce overproduction of a natural, hormone-like substance called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins promote uterine muscle contractions.
NSAIDs should only be taken as directed. Make sure to discuss NSAID use with your doctor, particularly if you take other medications, herbal supplements, or herbal teas.
Have Sex: Having an orgasm, either through intercourse or masturbation, can reduce both cramping and menstrual flow. This is because orgasms generate uterine muscle contractions, which help to move menstrual blood from the uterus. These contractions also help the uterus shed the blood more quickly.
Exercise Regularly: Maintaining a cardiovascular exercise routine not only promotes overall health, but also helps lighten your menstrual flow. It may reduce the number of days you have your period as well. Exercising can lessen water retention, which may alleviate bloating and reduce cramps.
Speak with your doctor about the best exercise plan for you. Excessive exercise can reduce too much body fat, which can lower your body mass index to an unhealthy range. This can adversely affect your hormonal health and cause you to have no periods at all. Although that may sound favorable, it can have a negative impact on your reproductive health.
Up Your Vitamin C: Large amounts of vitamin C may reduce your progesterone levels. This can help break down your uterine lining more quickly, which can shorten your period. Make sure to take only the recommended dose. Overusing vitamin C can cause side effects, including stomach upset, diarrhea, and insomnia.
You can also take Vitamin C gummies, Vitamin C 500mg tabs or if you like you can also take Emergen-C 1,000mg packets….all which can be found at your local CVS, Walgreens or Vitamin Shop.
Lemon: That’s a tip your old aunty would give you, but it works. Chew on a piece of lemon and your period will stop or at least cut short. When life gives you lemons make lemonade.
Hide it: If you are planning on having getting really close with someone, you should consider this method. Use these round spongy makeup pads and your flirt won’t notice it. Another solution is to use a tampon cut to a third or half. Keep the string attached to make it easier to pull it out.
Use Birth Control: Oral birth control pills and the birth control shot can both be used to regulate your cycle. Hormonal birth control can also decrease cramping and shorten the number of days you menstruate each month. If you’re just starting hormonal birth control, it may take several months before your periods become noticeably shorter.
Some kinds of hormonal contraception can reduce the number of menstrual cycles you get annually. For example, if you receive the Depo-Provera shot, you may stop having periods after the first year of injections.
Birth control pills and shots are available by prescription only. Together you and your doctor can determine which type is best for you, based on your lifestyle and medical needs.
The bottom line
Ladies ending your period faster on occasion isn’t a big deal, as long as you do it safely. If you want to shave a few days off your period because it appears to be longer than you think it should be every month, check in with your doctor.
If your periods typically last for more than a week, are super heavy, or cause painful cramps, you should discuss these symptoms with your doctor. It may be the result of an underlying medical condition. Your doctor will work with you to determine what’s causing these symptoms and how to best move forward.