I just plan ahead! When I decided to switch to cloth pads, we were getting ready to leave for a week long camping trip. As luck would have it, my period came early. No one would have blamed me to begin using cloth pads until the following month, when I would comfortably be home.
I figured that this would be the best time to squash all hopes of switching to cloth as "being easy", so I brought along my new stash for a camping trip!
To my suprise I was no less troubled with cloth, in fact, using cloth was a lot more comfortable and during the hot summer on a dirty camping spot, feeling less sticky and wet, made all the difference.
Being on your period doesn't have to be troublesome, but whatever you do, don't interrupt the natural process by using a drug! That can't be good!