Menstruation can be very painful for some women and even make them uncomfortable through heavy flow. Fortunately, there are several ways to stop, shorten or even lighten your period. Your choice will depend on your needs. It is advisable to seek advice from your doctor, however there are several things you can do to stop your period for a day or even for a few hours. These include:

Use Vinegar

Although vinegar will not stop your menstruation completely, it will regulate it by delaying it for some few hours or even a day. For this to work, you should drink a glass full of water which contain two teaspoonfuls of apple cider vinegar. It is very much recommended that repeat the process thrice a day.

The natural way

This method will not completely stop the flow, but it will make it very light. It involves drinking sufficient amount of water, then taking a bath after which you drink a few glasses of juice. It is very important to exercise and eat healthy. Eating plenty of fruits too is recommended as vitamins are needed in your body. Green beans are a very important tip. You will experience a period which is very light if you use all these ingredients.

Take Ibuprofen

You will have a period free day after taking three ibuprofen tablets in a span of 6 hours. Just make sure your stomach is full each time you’re taking ibuprofen. It is important to take the recommended dosage in the course of the day and it should not be a daily activity. You should consider seeking your doctor’s advice before stopping your period regularly using Ibuprofen.

The party solution

You can stop your period for some hours through drinking alcohol. This method is not commonly used because it is very difficult to be drunk every time your period is on just to stop it.



This method can help you put off your period for some few hours. Go to the nearest grocery store and buy gelantin, the package, then mix it with water. Your period will stop in three hours after drinking the solution very fast.


Hide it

This is a method to consider in case you are planning to engage in a sexual intercourse during your period. You can use makeup pads which are round and spongy, as your partner can hardly notice them. These absorb blood. Alternatively, you can use a third or half cut tampon. To make pulling it out easy, you should make sure the string is attached.


As an alternative to tampons you can use menstrual cups. They fit a on the cervix (just above), same as tampons. They simply hold the blood, and you can leave a menstrual cup in there for up to 12 hours, hidden and active. This helps stop your menstruation for that time.



It is important to note that all these methods cannot work for every woman because each period is unique. You can practice a few and identify the one best for you. In case you’re experiencing heavy bleeding or pain you should seek advice from your doctor.