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Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by y4me, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. y4me

    y4me New commenter

    I have just booked a holiday for the summer.
    However, I really don't want to be 'on' during the week I am away, firstly because it will mean my not being able to do water based activities, which are the main things I am hoping to do, and secondly, because I always feel (and act!!) so yucky for the first 3 days of my period, which won't be nice for my companion!
    I was prescribed norehisterone tablets for another holiday a couple of years ago, but ended up not having to use them, which I was quite relieved about at the time!
    I am a bit nervous about using norehisterone, as I've never taken hormone based medicine before, and am anxious about possible side effects (in particular, bloating / weight gain and nausea, none of which will be easy to deal with in a holiday situation). I am trying to weigh up the pros and cons and whether or not to get a further prescription!
    Has anyone had experience of taking this medicine, and, if so, how did you find it?
    Many thanks!

  2. Hi
    I took it last year when sailing for a week. I had no side effects when taking it. You have to remember to take it three times a day though! However, the first period I had after stopping was heavier and more painful than usual with an increase in pre-menstrual symptoms (physical and emotional). Not unbearable though and I will probably take it again this summer (cycle coinciding with sailing - again!).
  3. didnt work for me
  4. Pre-menopause I took it at least once a year to avoid/delay a period. Worked like a charm, never had the slightest side-effect.

    ROSIEGIRL Senior commenter

    Took it for a couple of years to help with heavy periods - a godsend. Daughter also took it for holiday reasons. No problems. Give it a whirl!
  6. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Lead commenter

    Will it help stop the SHOUTING?
  7. katnoodle

    katnoodle New commenter

    I've also taken it for holiday reasons - just be prepared for a heavier, more painful period when you stop taking them. You could of course be likely like other posters though.

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