Periods and holidays don’t exactly go hand-in-hand. In fact, nothing halts pre-vacay excitement in its tracks quicker than a monthly visit from Old Flo, right before you’re due to board the plane. But thankfully, you can delay your period for travel; it’s safe, convenient and can be repeated – meaning that there’s no need to stress out before your trip.
Why delay your period for travel?
Whether you’re heading on an adventure trek through the mountains, planning a beach holiday extravaganza or simply lusting after a vacation free from the hassle of feminine hygiene products, preventing the onset of periods because you’re abroad is very common.
In fact, a 2013 survey carried out by LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor revealed that travel is the number one reason women choose to delay their periods – (it’s more common than delaying it for romantic reasons, in fact)
Is a period delay tablet safe?
Norethisterone is medically approved and the only tablet specifically designed to ensure women can control the start and end date of their periods.
The medication works by mimicking the effect of progesterone in the female body, preventing it from shedding in the lining of the womb as is normal at the start of menstruation. The period delay tablets mean that the lining of the womb is sustained until the medication is over.
How can I take Norethisterone?
To delay your period for travel, you’ll need to start taking one of the tablets three days before your period is due to begin and if necessary, you can take it for up to 17 days. Menstruation usually begins again, three days after taking the period delay treatment.
So, there we have it; advances in medical science mean that today it is possible to delay your period for travel and Norethisterone means that it’s easier than ever before. Whatever your travel plans, you can now ensure that your time away can stay blissfully uninterrupted.
If you would like further advice on delaying your period, visit LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor to begin your online assessment. Don’t stress over your holiday plans; book a consultation with us today.