Hey girl. Don’t even pretend that you’ve never said, “I wish I could turn off my period for one day, or one night.” Right? Sure you have. Why would you even want to stop your period for one day or stop it after it has already started? Yes, you can do that, too, if you know the right techniques. By the way, don’t forget that this is a discussion, so kindly share with others, if you’ve tried any of these techniques or when you most wanted to turn your period off!
Well, there are lots of good reasons that any woman would consider different ways to shorten her period. Maybe it’s her birthday or Valentine’s day and she’s got a special evening with her partner lined up. It’s natural to worry that you won’t have a good time because of bleeding, cramps, or some other related discomfort.
Before You Go Any Further: If you came here for information about natural treatments to ease your discomfort, you might consider the top 10 best herbs to ease your period or common foods that might make cramps a little easier. You might also want to know if your period stops in water? Here’s the science on water and your period.
What’s in the article: We’ll discuss the top 8 ways to stop your period for a little while including using over the counter medicines, natural treatments and even beverages that you can drink.
How can you slow down your cycle?
How to stop your period with ibuprofen: Three Ibuprofen every six hours on a full stomach will help stop your period for one 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.
Bonus Tip: If you are considering a permanent solution, read this article: how to stop periods 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.