It is magical to be a woman, but most of us are starting to hate it when our menstruation comes, the pains start and everything turns horrible for one or more days. And sometimes our period has the worst possible timing and it makes us wonder: can you stop your period? Or at least, can you stop your period for a day or one night?
The good news is that it is possible, up to a degree. Some ladies manage to use natural ways to stop their period for one day, others just manage to reduce the flow or reduce the overall duration of their menstruation. There is no certain way to stop your period apart from medical intervention, which also tends to be permanent. However, if you really must try something, we have suggestions for you, although the most important suggestion is to seek medical advice on how to stop your period first – as I am no doctor and I am only sharing methods that have been passed from a lady to another, working better or not working at all depending on the woman or situation.
But let’s not waste any time and let’s check out below some methods to stop your period for one day (or at least reduce it as much as possible)
1. Take ibuprofen (like Advil): one pill three times a day should do the trick (but make sure you are not allergic to it and that you don’t exceed the maximum dosage for any 24-hour period). Ibuprofen will surely reduce your pain and could also reduce your flow, while some women claim that it stops their period completely. Just make sure you don’t take too much or for longer than necessary as there is no need to ingest medicine if you’re not sick.
2. Drink alcohol: although this is not the best method and I don’t really recommend it, ladies who drink alcohol report that their period stops for a few hours. Don’t forget that drinking alcohol has so many side effects that it might be better to avoid it completely.
3. Vinegar: Mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink it (preferably on a full stomach) three times per day. For some ladies, this does the trick and at least reduces their period.
4. Apply heat and massage your uterus area: although this won’t actually stop your period, it will help with pain and also help the fluids leave your body faster. Do this as soon as your menstruation starts for best effects!
5. Medical help: there are options to stop your period for longer periods of time, but you need to talk to your doctor first. These are usually permanent solutions (like surgery) or injection-based that last for up to two years. But it’s best to talk to your doctor first and know that there is usually no turning back once you go for this method.
Other methods that we heard about but haven’t tested and I personally don’t consider them safe or worthy of trying are: lemon juice (drinking the juice of a lemon to stop your period) or drinking a glass of water mixed with gelatin.
As a conclusion, we can say that stopping your period for one day or one night is not the easiest thing to do, but there are means to at least reduce the duration, the pain and the flow of fluids, which is still good in my opinion.