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Posted on Tue, 19 May 2015
Question: Hello doctor, i'm abi, I'm getting married on 28th may, I'm generally having the period cycle of 25 days. My last period was on 9th Apr and my next period date is by 3rd may. Then on 28th may which is marriage date I will be getting other period for may month. I want to postpone my period till 8th XXXXXXX My doctor advised me to take 21 days femilon from day 1 of my period date. Here below are my doubt's,
1. If I start taking femilon on day 1 of my period which is by 3rd may, then the tables will be over by 24th may. When will I get my next period. I read somewhere that it will happen within 2 to 7 days after we stop taking tablets. If so my period may occur anytime between 26th may to 30th may, which I don't want please suggest what to do
2. Can I start taking tablet after 15 days I.e., from 18th may, so that the tablets will end by 8th Jun
3. Or can I start taking femilon on day 1 of my period and after 21 days, can I start next strips without any gap
4. My doctor advised to take the tablet in the night. Please advise if I take it on 1st night of period day,then the bleeding will be stopped immediately or how it works


Please advise.
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Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
withdrawal method advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear I understand your problem.
You can try following two options -
1) take femilon from day 1 of periods and then stop them on 20th may and discard the remaining 3 tablets.
You will get periods in 2-5 days and will be free by 28th may.
2) start taking tablet norethisterone 5 mg twice a day from 25th may till 5 XXXXXXX and in leaving the tablets you will get periods in 2-7 days.
In either method there is nothing to worry.
Taking the pills in continuous fashion is not a good option as it can cause irregular periods due to breakthrough bleeding which will not be a good option.
Stating pills in mid cycle (18th may as you said) will not help as it can also cause irregular periods.
Starting pills on day 1 of periods will reduce the flow but won't stop it.
You will get your normal period duration with slightly decreased flow
Wish you a very happy married life ahead.
Regards
Dr Manisha
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Manisha Jain (1 hour later)
thank you so much doctor for your advice. To be on safer side can I stop femilon tablets by 18th may itself, so that I will be getting my period on or before 22nd may which will generally ends in 3 days. suppose I'm not getting my period until 24th may after stopping the pills on 18th may, then can I take northisterone tablet from 24th may twice a day as prescribed by you. why my previous doctor suggested me to take tablets in the night? is there any reason? or can I take tablets immediate after my period on day 1. thanks in advance
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Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
take it till 20th

Detailed Answer:
No dear don't stop them too early as it will disrupt ovulation and even cause irregular cycles or bleeding.
Most of the patients get their periods within 3 days of stopping the drug so don't worry about it you will be surely free by 28th may.
But in case you want to enjoy the pre wedding rituals in a proper non pregnant state then take tablet norethisterone instead as I told you in our previous discussion.
But in my opinion better is to take these oral pulls and stop on 20th so that you have a full month of enjoyment without periods.
No you cannot take norethisterone in case you don't get your periods by 25th (though very very less chances of the same.
Taking these oral pills at night will help in tiding over the nausea and irritability caused by pills in some patients as increase in hormone levels occur during sleep time so symptoms in day time and thus good compliance.
So take it as advised and let's hope for the best.

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Brief Answer: withdrawal method advised Detailed Answer: Hello dear I understand your problem. You can try following two options - 1) take femilon from day 1 of periods and then stop them on 20th may and discard the remaining 3 tablets. You will get periods in 2-5 days and will be free by 28th may. 2) start taking tablet norethisterone 5 mg twice a day from 25th may till 5 XXXXXXX and in leaving the tablets you will get periods in 2-7 days. In either method there is nothing to worry. Taking the pills in continuous fashion is not a good option as it can cause irregular periods due to breakthrough bleeding which will not be a good option. Stating pills in mid cycle (18th may as you said) will not help as it can also cause irregular periods. Starting pills on day 1 of periods will reduce the flow but won't stop it. You will get your normal period duration with slightly decreased flow Wish you a very happy married life ahead. Regards Dr Manisha