Ever hear of females trying to prevent a cycle

  1. I am a little curious. I read somewhere once, and I forget where, that there are some women out there asking for advice on how to prevet their period. EXAMPLE....someones honeymoon is coming up and they know their period is due that week and they try something to prevent it from coming...i read one lady recommended sweat from a mans armpit and rub it on her upper lip...

    Has anyone heard of this before and what things have you heard that could prevent your cycle? I am just really curious about this. I find it kind of odd.
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  3. by   Achoo!
    The only thing I have heard is that if you are on oral birth control, you can skip the white (placebo) pills and just continue on with your next pack. That will prevent you from bleeding for that month.
  4. by   nesher
    Yup - if you are out in the woods with a period and horny bears around - could be an ugly scene.
  5. by   germain
    I take Seasonale, an oral BC pill where I only get my period once every three months. Its great- I recommend it if you don't have a strong reaction to BC pills.
  6. by   redwinggirlie
    Get pregnant? Lol.
    There are birth control pills that can control your period like a previous poster said, I have heard of Seasonale and of skipping the week of off pills in your prescription..... see a doctor first before doing any of these ideas.
  7. by   suzanne4
    See your OB/GYN. There is actually new literature out that there is no reason that a woman actually has to menstruate each month. There are new patches plus injections that are on the market now for this very reason.
  8. by   TracyB,RN
    Men's underarm sweat on a upper lip?!?!? GROSS. Who comes up with this crap?

    Usually a switch in th BC pills works, with MD approval, of course!!!
  9. by   LilRedRN1973
    I use the Nuva Ring and it's great. I insert it once a month, then immediately replace with a new one. It takes less than 15 seconds and I only have to think about it ONCE a month. Then, after 3 continuous months of it, I wait a week before putting in a replacement to allow for a period. I was one of those who had such horrible menstrual cramping that I would go through 2 or 3 Vicodin a month and still feel some pain. I knew once I was a nurse or even a student participating in clinicals, I couldn't use that as pain control, so I asked my OB/GYN for suggestions.

    The pill was not working out because I work nights several days a week. I get very ill when I take BC pills and have to take them immediately before going to bed. So on the nights when I worked, I wasn't taking the pills until I got home aroun 8am. So my times got all screwed up and I was paranoid about getting pregnant. He suggested either the patch or the ring. I was hesitant about the ring, but he inserted the first month's one at no charge and then gave me a RX for refills. He told me if I liked it, we would continue that and if not, he would change my RX to the patch.

    I love the ring and plan on continuing it for as long as it suits my needs. The drawback? Cost. Pills were only costing me around $10 a month....the ring is around $35. But it was really the only option for me since I absolutely detest Depo, don't want Norplant, am not really suitable for the Mirena IUD, and am not ready to "tie" 'em up.

    Melanie = )
  10. by   smk1
    Quote from Achoo!
    The only thing I have heard is that if you are on oral birth control, you can skip the white (placebo) pills and just continue on with your next pack. That will prevent you from bleeding for that month.
    this is what i did. That sweat thing is nasty! eww
  11. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from sherichance
    I am a little curious. I read somewhere once, and I forget where, that there are some women out there asking for advice on how to prevet their period. EXAMPLE....someones honeymoon is coming up and they know their period is due that week and they try something to prevent it from coming...i read one lady recommended sweat from a mans armpit and rub it on her upper lip...

    Has anyone heard of this before and what things have you heard that could prevent your cycle? I am just really curious about this. I find it kind of odd.

    YOU GET THE SAME EFFECT ON ORTHOEVRA (THE PATCH). AS LONG AS YOU DON'T TAKE THE WEEK OFF LIKE NORMALLY INSTRUCTED, YOU KEEP REPLACING THE PATCH EVERY WEEK, AND YOU WILL NOT MENSTRUATE.
  12. by   pie123
    Quote from sherichance
    I am a little curious. I read somewhere once, and I forget where, that there are some women out there asking for advice on how to prevet their period. EXAMPLE....someones honeymoon is coming up and they know their period is due that week and they try something to prevent it from coming...i read one lady recommended sweat from a mans armpit and rub it on her upper lip...

    Has anyone heard of this before and what things have you heard that could prevent your cycle? I am just really curious about this. I find it kind of odd.
    Sweat from a man's armpit? Gross. I think I'd rather deal with the cycle! I have heard of the birth control method, as was mentioned in a post.
  13. by   KrisRNwannabe
    i give myself depo-provera injections. i have been taking for over a year and have had 2 periods. would you believe the one started the night before my very first nursing clinical!! oh well. i like it much better than the pill. now i just have to remember on the 3rd of month i am due to give myself the injection. my husband like to watch. he is amazed that i stick myself with this huge needle!

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