It is indeed magical to be a woman, but most of us are starting to hate it when our period comes, the pains start and everything turns horrible for one or more days. And sometimes our menstrual cycle 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?
This is what we’re going to talk about in today’s article: methods that you can try in order to stop your period for one night or one day. Because sometimes, you just gotta do what your heart tells you that you must do, even if your body isn’t in its best shape.
The good news is that it is possible, up to a degree, to stop your period for a while. The efficacy of the methods below will vary from person to person, depending on how their bodies are built and other factors that are not yet known.
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 of a permanent nature and most likely not what you’re looking for. You probably need something temporary because you just met someone special and it’s that time of the month for you..
However, if you really must try something, we have some suggestions below, 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, as it all depends on how your body is built. But it is your body and your health and you’re 100% responsible for your actions.
But let’s not waste any time and let’s check out below some methods to stop your period for one day or night (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!
1.1 A method that has been made popular by singer Cardi B is similar to the one recommended above. She described, during a TV show, how she managed to stop her period for a while, when meeting her to be husband.
In order to do the trick, she took two ibuprofen (like Advil) and drank gelatin. This stopped her menstruation, according to her own words, but she did admit that drinking that gelatin was horrible.
Then she went on to add: “I don’t recommend y’all do this at home, I’m just one crazy b***.”
But at least it seems to be working – and it’s tested by one of the best known celebrities today (whether you like her or not, it doesn’t matter). What matters is that this is another method that is proved to be working, so if you’re not sure what to do, you could try this one.
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.
Plus, it is a very vague recommendation, as there are no real studies on how much alcohol is enough to even do it. So there’s always a chance of drinking too much, especially since the effects are not instant.
Remember, you have to be of legal age in order to follow this method and the one above might be better!
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.
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.
However, it might be best to just understand and accept the fact that menstruation is something natural and part of your life for a long time – this is what makes us women and, even though inconvenient at times (and generally painful and disgusting), it’s not something to be ashamed of.
It’s also not something that should necessarily prevent you from getting intimate with a person you love. Sure, it can get a bit messy, but with a bit of care and using protection, it can still be done. In the end, love or at least physical attraction can and should get past this minor setback, without you having to resort to methods that have no medical back-ups to support them.
Back to you now: have you managed to successfully stop your menstruation for a night or day? If you did, let us know which of the methods above worked for you (or if you used a different one, not listed above).