Hi, i dont know if this is the right place to ask... but i have just started my period and have a camping trip to go on so i really dont want my period. i have been on the pill but this month i didnt take it and now i have my period. i was wondering, as one of my friends have told me that if i take a heap of my pills then my period will stop, how much progesterone is needed to stop a period? if each of my pills contain 2mg of it????

if you can help in any way this would be great!

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Nov 07, 2012
by: Anonymous

Dont take a heap of your pills! You cant stop your period after it starts, you could mess your system right up doing that!

Nov 07, 2012
by: Wray

Hi Tegan As the anon comment expressed, it's not a good idea. It would not stop it either, as one way of causing bleeding is to take a large amount. Some women do this instead of the morning after, or emergency contraceptive pill. It will only stop the bleeding if you continue with the very high amount, and then there is the risk of clotting and more. I would also ask you to look through our page on Contraceptives too, it will give you some insight into the risks involved in taking them. No contraceptive pill contains progesterone, they only contain a progestin, or synthetic progesterone. To stop heavy bleeding in a woman with dysfunctional uterine bleeding, 400mg/day progesterone is needed, occasionally some need 600mg/day. See our page on Menstruation. Take care Wray

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