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Clare91
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so it looks like my period is due for V festival this year
its probably too late to go on the pill to double pack it now

it'll be horrible with portaloos
has anyone dealt with periods @ festivals before?
any tips?!

thank you!

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Heather
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What are you concerned with with this: cramps or managing your flow?

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Clare91
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managing the flow! especially if its the start of my period
seeing as i won't have as much access to toilets..or clean ones at that haha [Smile]
just wondering if anyone had tips or something!

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Well, for starters I'd bring your own toilet paper supply and some hand wipes. I'd also consider bringing some plastic bags or snack baggies for waste and kitchen roll for bigger clean ups. Not to mention *way* more pads/tampons/whatever you use than you think you'd need; I know I tend to go through more than I think I need when I'm away from home and my stash. Ibuprofen if you tend to get cramps.

It might also help to remember that many women there will also be on their periods... and I find a certain solidarity with even (female) strangers when it comes to menstruation issues and guy friends are understanding if they're close enough to be told. [Smile]

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Actually, I went to the Reading fest two years ago and was due on. I went to the doctor and they can prescribe you a pill that you take just before you're due on and continue to take for the amount of time you're away. You take it three times a day.

Me and a few of my friends were all due on at the same time, and when we got to the campsite found out that we were all taking the same pill thing! So I'd suggest going to your GP.

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