How to Stop Your Period for One Day

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how to stop your period for one day
Many women want to stop their period to take a vacation

Why would you want to stop your period for one day (see infographic)? There are lots of good reasons that any woman would consider. 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 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.

how to stop your period for one day
Many women want to stop their period to take a vacation

There are eight ways how to stop your period for one day or at least a few hours.

Can Ibuprofen Be Used to Stop Your Period for One Day?

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. There are other things you should know about taking Ibuprofen to stop your period, read “Does Ibuprofen Stop Your Period?

The natural way: You won’t be able to stop your period completely this way, but it will be very light. First, drink a lot of water, take a bath and drink a few more glasses of juice. Most importantly, eat healthy foods and exercise. Your body needs vitamins so eat a lot of fruit too. A secret tip is to eat green beans. All these ingredients will give you a very light period.

The party solution: Alcohol has been known to stop your period for a brief time – like a few hours, but you can’t drink every time you want to stop your menstrual cycle, so this method has a very limited use.

Vinegar: Though vinegar can’t stop your cycle completely it can slow your flow and regulate your period. Add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glassful of water and drink it. During your period, you could do this three times a day.

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.

Gelatin: With this method, you can stop your period for a few hours. Buy gelatin from the grocery store and mix a package with water. Drink it fast and in about three hours your period should stop.

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. Read more about how to stop your period with lemon.

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Bonus Tip: If you are considering a permanent solution, read this article: How to Stop Having Periods.

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.

Call me "Sam". I'm an assistant editor at The Access Project, a Mother, a Single Parent, and an Architect. That's about as many roles as I have time for, but I am committed to supporting women's health and access to information.