Can you take anything to stop period?

Periods are a fact of life for many people with female reproductive organs, but they can be frustrating and uncomfortable. Some even experience extreme pain during menstruation, leading them to seek ways to stop their period entirely. While there isn’t one definitive answer to this question, we’ll explore some of the most popular options available.

Before We Begin

Before diving into ways you may hear about stopping your cycle altogether or some sort supplement/medicine that would affect the menstrual cycle, it’s important to highlight something first – PMS and eventual mood swings associated with periods!

Now don’t get us wrong here; not every period is created equal so there’s no set rule as such- but in general (backed by research!) many women do feel — #frustrated (#understatement) , more emotional (AKA easily offended), impatient beyond logic (cough The ‘I said I’m hungry 30 seconds ago’ types) & simply just extremely tired throughout these days until symptoms eventually subside.

So if you’re finding yourself irritated/unaccomplished/down/simply NOT yo-good ‘ol self’ around those times (or somehow managed avoiding all things terrible mentioned above- congrats!) we’ve got something for ya!
How about ice cream/gummy bears/favorite snacks which scream comfort and convenience? And yes mum(-in-law), chocolate definitely counts too! Not only does tasty food help keep sanity levels under control – it also produces serotonin (“ahhh happiness hormones”) promoting an overall sense of positivity.(cue champagne pop)

Hormonal Birth Control

Hormonal birth control is one option. It works by regulating hormones in the body that cause ovulation and periods while still allowing patients using this method or device utilized prevent getting pregnant when needed.
There are several different types of hormonal birth control that can suppress periods, including:

Extended-Cycle Pills

Extended-cycle pills are a type of oral contraceptive that allows for menstrual suppression for up to three months at a time.

Depo-Provera Injection

Depo-Provera is an injection that can be given every three months, effectively stopping periods in most cases.

Hormonal Implant or IUD Device

These methods are longer-term solutions and generally very effective (when used correctly). Furthermore, many women use one or more of these options as their primary form of birth control.

Non-Hormonal Options

Some people may want to avoid hormonal methods altogether due to the side effects
they may experience when using them. There are non-hormonal options available that can help regulate periods, but it should be mentioned they do not stop your cycle altogether.

Tranexamic Acid

Tranexamic acid is an anti-fibrinolytic drug which works by reducing the amount of bleeding from the uterus during menstruation while retaining regular cycle length.

Ibuprofen (spoiler alert: Everyone’s favourite)

Okay before IPL teams come after us – We know no overheard conversations ever went like “Arey ooper daal Pyaar ka Dard hai naaa!” but hear us out; Studies show ibuprofen has analgesic properties replicating pain possibly could work wonders during such times . Not just this – it also helps alleviate heavy bleeding reducing period duration & subsequently resulting in lesser breakouts! Ooh wait there’s more though… Experienced those pesky cramps making you question your existence? then keep reading!

Exercise

Yes exercising might actually make coping with PMS ACTUALLY bearable. The endorphins released during exercise give an overall feel-good factor and soothe mental agony than if spent hours crying into ice cream.

Exercises could include a casual hike, yoga stretches, leisurely walks in the park or even fancy swims. What’s more some of these activities target muscles located close to lower abdominal pain which can help relieve cramps during such times!

Diet

What you eat before and during your period does have a bearing on how intense/uncomfortable it becomes. It makes sense considering food is what fuels the body so loading up on certain nutrients might be just what body needs!

Magnesium-Rich Food/Supplements

Magnesium is helpful for PMS sufferers and including magnesium-rich foods (like spinach) could assist muscle relaxation reducing bloating/swelling.

And yes- grandmas’ cure (Courtesy of good ol nani) i.e., ‘Ginger tea with dash honey! helps soothe belly ache #fightuswecantproveitdoesn’twork 🤷‍

DID WE MENTION WATER? Staying constantly hydrated has always been known as an effective way for combating menstrual cramps.

Stopping periods altogether may not be possible for everyone; however, they can certainly be managed by seeking advice from the best resources available. Eating well (#NoToCuttingPizza), regular exercise routine & simple lifestyle alterations are great starting points that fit into everyday life.
So leave us in peace whilst we bite into our daily stack of gummy bears… they’re vitamin-rich after all.

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