Picture it: It’s hot girl summer all over the internet. You decide to get into the vibe of things. You pack a bikini, sunscreen, sandals and some trendy sunglasses and just like clockwork your period starts. It has to be one of the most annoying moments. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like women can’t “handle” the situation. It’s just annoying! The boys are frolicking to their hearts content meanwhile…
Picture it: you’re going on a date, you have that perfect crisp summer white outfit (everything always look great on a white summer look). Then there it comes like a that annoying uninvited guest. What do you do? do you cancel the date? are you still gonna be intimate with your mate? I mean there’s no denying that some of us would welcome the choice to move period days back a bit, delay them or even stop them entirely. Pushing back the holiday reds until after your return and now, it’s possible.
Now what if I told you there’s a pill that can make all this go away…for a little bit of time.
Introducing the period delay pill coming to a drugstore near you. Rolling out in the UK. As of this month, Superdrug (a chainstore pharmacy) will be selling the Period Delay Pill. When I first heard of this I wondered is it safe? is this the new contraception on the block? So far what we know is that it’s a pill that delays your period for the number of days you take it. It’s even available in three options. You can opt to get the 30, 60 and 90 pills packet. But here’s the catch…unlike birth control pills (also annoying having to remember to take it). With the period delay pills, you have to take three pills per day, and start using the pills three days before your period is scheduled to start.
Lets talk about the logistics of this Period Delay Pill. It was formally known as Norethisteroneis,” a progestin medication used in birth control pills, menopausal hormone therapy, and for the treatment of gynecological disorders.” However what has gotten a lot of people confused is the fact that, The Period Delay Pill is NOT a form of contraception whatsoever. If you thought this was a lovely new form of contraception, please don’t block your period for the next nine months.
What does this mean for international consumers? Well seeing as the pill must be prescribed by a doctor and this is a brand new concept, Superdrug has made it a lot easier for you ladies, they are offering the pill through their Online Doctor service. All you have to do is fill out a questionnaire about your medical and menstrual history. The questionnaire is then sent off to their team of doctors, who approve or deny the request. Collection of the medication is a little difficult because you have to collect it from the store.
Contraception pills have said to cause, bloating, weight gain, hormonal changes… What about The Period Delay Pill? As everything pharmaceutical goes, the period delay pill can cause a magnitude of side effects, ranging from breast tenderness, nausea, headache and disturbances in mood and sex drive (pretty much like an antidepressant and contraceptive cocktail). additionally, taking it while you are already on your period defeats the purpose and you won’t be able to take it if you have a history of blood clots, no one period is ever alike so the efficacy varies from woman to woman.
Would you try the Period blocker?