Period Delay is related to the action of the medication Norethisterone, which works to delaying your period to a time more in keeping with whatever is occurring in your life. There are numerous reasons why women may want to delay their period. The most common reasons are due to an impending holiday, their honeymoon, going to a festival (which usually last several days), or due to a business trip.
For women already taking the combined contraceptive pill (who take 21 days of pills followed by a 7 day break), a delayed period can simply be achieved through taking two calendar packs of pills back to back, without the break they would usually have. However, women not taking this kind of pill do not have that option to delay their period, in which case they may want to consider Norethisterone for period delay.
There is the very obvious benefit of delaying your period – postponing it to a more convenient time that will fit in with your lifestyle. However, our period delay medication can make your bleeding lighter when you do come to have your period, as well as less painful.
Norethisterone may also reduce premenstrual symptoms and the severity of them. Such symptoms include changes to your skin and/or hair, stomach aches, bloating, mood swings and headaches.
Norethisterone is a medication prescribed to ease menstrual cycle problems and can also help to delay your period. The active ingredient Norethisterone is a synthetic version of the sex hormone progesterone.
Before you have your period, levels of progesterone would usually drop. However, instead of letting this happen, Norethisterone imitates the effects of female hormones in your body, maintaining levels of progesterone, which in turn sustains the lining of the uterus. This prevents the process of ovulation, thereby delaying the uterus from shedding its lining and inhibits the menstrual period.
You should have your next period approximately 2 to 3 days after stopping taking the Norethisterone. If you do not, speak to your doctor for advice.