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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 07:28 PM
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On Survivor....what do the women do about
their monthly cycle? If they are not voted off, they are on the island for 39 days...every 28 days a woman should have her period....

So, do they take depo provera injections so they don't have a period while they are on Survivor or what? I cannot imagine being in those situations and on my period!

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yvr girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 07:30 PM
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1. I've wondered that myself
I would do something to make sure I didn't have to worry about it. Either the shot, or take the pill without a break.
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jmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 07:32 PM
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2. Having never watched the show
I'm gonna guess they are still allowed to take medicine and if women keep taking the pill (the real ones and skip the placebo ones) then most women won't get their period.
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 07:33 PM
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3. There's a newer pill out now
that allows you to have only 4 periods a year.

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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 07:35 PM
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6. It works in a similar manner as skipping the placebo
pills in your pack. I used to skip the placebo years ago w/ my doctors permission. I recently called Planned Parenthood about the new pills out and they said that it worked in a similar manner.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 07:33 PM
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4. They provide tampons in their first aid kits.
On one season one of the contestants(male, I believe) unrolled them and used them for tp. But some do use depo as a way to stop them. Others quit having them d/t excessive weight loss.
Deena on Amazon talked about it after the show.
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yvr girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 07:37 PM
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7. There is NO way I'd want to deal with it out there
It's a pain in the ass with modern conveniences - of course my last time involved a trip to the hospital - so I'm all for avoiding them.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 07:41 PM
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10. Are you on the pill?
Talk to your doctor about skipping the placebo week. I had a doctor who would let me do that for about two years straight and then I had to go to taking it for a year. It's easy and it's cheap.
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yvr girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 07:45 PM
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11. They don't all have placebo weeks
I'm not usually on the pill. My body naturally skips months, which I like - but occasionally I get walloped. I'm on the pill now, because I'm not ready for another one for several months.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 07:47 PM
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12. Not all of them do.
But many have that classic week on them so that you can menstruate.
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hopein08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 07:34 PM
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5. I think I saw on one of those VH-1 Behind the Scenes...
Edited on Thu Oct-13-05 07:34 PM by hopein08
programs that they sometimes skip one or two due to the food and water situation. Also, some former contestant said that by about day 4 you seriously cut down on BMs.

But it would be horrible.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 07:38 PM
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8. It wouldn't surprise me if the relative starvation and physical stress of
the month would render many or most of the premenopausal women amenorrheic during that time (no period). Happens to athletes and such frequently.
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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 07:40 PM
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9. Plus there is the bears.
:scared:
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