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So this month I've had to change my fleurcup every hour - sometimes being able to push it to two hours. So I did some research and came across apple cider vinegar, took 1/2 teaspoon (1/4 of the recommended dosage) and my flow became considerably less!! I've continued this, but I have a question - if I do this now, will it make my period heavier next month??!?

Thanks in advance,

Sammi xx
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on December 3rd, 2014 02:21 pm (UTC)
I've never heard of this, but let me know how it works for you! Last month was getting out of hand in that I actually had to change my large Si-Bell twice in public places (first was probably my fault for not checking it that morning to see that I'd actually started, but the 2nd time was maybe 6 hours later, and that has never happened). This month has looked considerably lighter thus far...so it might just be random variation.
neverparous on December 4th, 2014 12:56 am (UTC)
I want to understand how the ACV thing works. I tried researching it but only found people swearing by it, not explaining why it reduces flow so quickly. Maybe acetic acid is similar to mefenamic acid or tranexamic acid, which are both used to treat menorrhagia. I tried ACV for cramps and to reduce flow and I didn't find it to help, but I was getting worried about my teeth, haha. I plan on trying it again sometime with ACV pills

No, it shouldn't make your next period heavier. Blood doesn't carry over month to month- the endometrium (uterine lining) is completely shed before it is regenerated.

Menstrual flow amount is determined by how thick the endometrium is (which is determined by the amounts estrogen and progesterone over the course of the menstrual cycle) and by how well the blood clots as the lining is being shed.