Re: Any Way to Delay Period by a Few Days?
The variance in your cycle is not unusual at all, in fact that's pretty normal. Typically the only way to have an ongoing regular cycle that never changes is to be on the pill. What you're talking about is pretty normal. Women who are considered irregular are those who are unable to plan their next period because it's literally all over the place. They also skip months on a regular basis.
That being said, aside from being on birth control, there is no other way that you can influence the timing of your period. There are plenty of old wives tales out there which I'm sure you could find on google. But as for tested and true methods, there are none. There is a drug on the market called Lysteda which is supposed to help minimize bleeding and possibly shorten the duration of your period but it's also not guaranteed. Some women get lucky with it and some have worse bleeding so it's a crapshoot.
Listen, I know you don't want to get your period while on vacation. However, I've had it happen to me and although it was annoying, I managed to get through it without losing too much of a good time. The first trip was to Hawaii, the second San Francisco and the third to Las Vegas. I had to bring extra supplies and it took up most of my suitcase and I couldn't go in the ocean but I got through it.