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What is a period?

Your period is a common reference to a part of your menstruation cycle that occurs after ovulation. The menstruation cycle is usually a 28-day cycle that is worked out as being from the first day of the period to the day before the next one starts. Ordinarily beginning in the early teenage years, the four stages of the menstrual cycle are menstruation, the follicular phase, ovulation and then finally the luteal phase. Only in a few rare cases will a woman not experience periods, and despite it's sometimes being an uncomfortable or unwelcome experience, it is not considered to be an illness or necessarily a negative condition.

Period symptoms

The symptoms of a woman's period can vary considerably from month to month, and the severity of those symptoms often varies considerably from person to person as well. There are however a number of common symptoms that most women will experience at some point:

  • Fluid retention
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Bloating

Of course the most common symptoms of the period comes in the form of the monthly bleeding that occurs. As with the other symptom, the severity and frequency of this symptom can vary from person to person and from cycle to cycle.

Why stop your period?

There are a number of reasons that a woman might want to stop her period. It could be something as simple as an important meeting at work, or it could even be something as important as a wedding day. In any case, the most usual reason for delaying your period is likely to be to avoid the irritating – and potentially messy – symptoms that might otherwise spoil a day or event.

What options are available to delay my period?

The two options for delaying your period come in the form of prescription medication.

  • Delaying period symptoms with contraception - If you are already using oral contraception then it is possible to delay your period. If you are looking to do so, then it is often effective to simply keep taking your pill in the week where you would normally stop taking it. Of course, this option is only available if you are already using contraceptive medication. This form of period prevention has the added advantage of keeping you protected against pregnancy.
  • Delaying period symptoms with Norethisterone – Norethisterone is a treatment that is available to be used as a period preventer. Although it is not a form of contraception and should not be used as one, the treatment does contain certain ingredients and boasts certain qualities that make it an effective option for women who are not using oral contraceptives already.

How do period delay treatments work?

How your period delay treatment works depends on which method of prevention you are using. Norethisterone, though – which is technically the only available period prevention specific treatment – works by imitating the effects that natural hormones have on the body. Norethisterone, a synthetic hormone, is actually the active ingredient that allows this to happen. By maintaining the level of hormones in the body, the treatment is able to prevent the period from occurring.

Are there any downsides to delaying your period?

There is always a risk of side effects with any prescription medication; however there is nothing to suggest that delaying your period is going to have a negative effect on your health, or on your reproductive ability. When taking prescription medication, be it Norethisterone or a hormonal contraceptive, it is always advisable to read about any potential side effects, which can be found on the medications dedicated page where you will also find more in-depth information regarding usage.

Can I buy treatment online to delay my period?

If you are looking to delay your period for a specific time or event then you can purchase Norethisterone online from 121doc. You simply need to follow the link below to our medication page where you will have the option to complete a free, no-obligation medical consultation with one of our doctors. If the medication that you selected is found to be suitable for you the doctor will then forward a prescription to our UK pharmacy where your treatment will be checked and then discreetly packaged for free next day delivery.

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What is included in the online consultation?
Will a doctor review my consultation?
What happens after I submit my order?
Is the price all-inclusive?
Can I place more than one order at a time?
What are my delivery options?
Is it safe to buy prescription medication online?
How do I know which treatment is best for me?
Is this service discreet?
What is included in the online consultation?

Our consultations include general questions about your health (e.g. blood pressure levels, current and past conditions), as well as specific questions related to your selected treatment. We will also request relevant personal information to complete payment and delivery.

All questions are necessary, and your answers and details will not be shared with any third-parties. Only our doctors have access to your medical information.

Will a doctor review my consultation?

It is a legal and medical requirement that a doctor first reviews all completed consultations. We have a team of in-house doctors and specialists who will ensure your selected treatment is safe for your use. All information is stored securely and confidentially.

Please note, we do not guarantee that our doctors will approve treatment.

What happens after I submit my order?

Your consultation will be sent directly to our medical team, where it will be reviewed by one of our doctors.

If your chosen treatment is deemed suitable for your use, they will issue a prescription. Your prescription is then forwarded to our pharmacy, where your medication will be dispensed and dispatched for courier delivery.

Is the price all-inclusive?

Yes. All 121doc orders include a medical consultation, a prescription and next-day delivery. There are no additional costs. We believe in providing a safe and easy-to-use service.

Can I place more than one order at a time?

Yes. However, certain medications may negatively interact with each other. Our doctors may not approve your order on this basis.

You can place multiple items in one basket, and complete a consultation for all.

If you wish to place a second order for a different medication, you will have to complete a separate consultation.

What are my delivery options?

We offer several delivery options:

  • Next-day delivery
  • UPS Access Point - convenient parcel drop-off and collection near your home or work address
  • Nominated-day delivery - choose the most convenient day for delivery

All these options can be tracked and require a signature on delivery. If you are not available, a friend or relative can sign in your place.

None of these options will incur an additional charge.

Is it safe to buy prescription medication online?

To ensure you are purchasing from a reputable company, you should look to see their country’s regulatory bodies verify them.

In the UK, this is the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).Certificates can be viewed here.

How do I know which treatment is best for me?

Some treatments also offer the 'Advise Me' function. You will be asked questions about your lifestyle and needs, plus medical questions. You will then be presented with the advice of our doctors.

Is this service discreet?

Our patients’ privacy is of utmost importance. All your medical information is securely stored and only viewed by our doctors. We do not share your details with third-parties. We are also regularly inspected by various UK regulatory agencies, such as the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

All orders will only show on invoices, bank statements, etc. as ‘HHC Ltd’.