Anyone take a pill to delay their period for the wedding? NOT BC pill…

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
7915 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

@Barbiestylez:  Shepherd’s Purse is an herb thats been used to stop uterine hemmoraging for centuries. I took it to make me stop spotting after I did for 2 months straight post IUD insertion. Worked like a charm. You could start taking it 2x a day the week before. 

Its herbal so theres not side effects or anything.

You can buy it at any health food shop or Whole Foods


Post # 5
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

You could always stock up on SoftCups! Just in case.

Post # 6
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I tried taking plan b to get my period to come early, but it did absolutely nothing, and I was full fledged on my pd on my wedding day. 

Although both of us agreed, it was better than starting it during the HM!

Post # 7
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MrsBuesleBee:  Just because it’s herbal doesn’t mean there’s no side effects or it’s safe. I’d check with my doctor before starting something like that… just in case it interacts weirdly with my body chemistry or other medications I may be taking.

Post # 9
7915 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

@canarydiamond:  yes this is true, my statement was too general. Always good to check with a doc if you have special health issues, not for use for pregnant people or those with chronic heart/liver problems.  Unfortunately most docs know absolutely nothing about holistic medicine, which is such a shame. It can be SO effective with very low risk and cost. 


But in general its been used for a long long time, and taken as directed is harmless. And as a personal anecdote: that sh*t works!


Post # 11
7915 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

@Barbiestylez:  I took 2 dropper-fulls a day (in a shot glass with water) for 3 days and my spotting stopped completely. Honestly there’s no hard and fast answer as everyone is different! Its possible it would do nothing for you. Its also possible it will work like a dream! 

It could make it lighter or delay it completely. When youre starting to feel crampy/periody next before the big day you could try it and see how it effects you. 

Post # 12
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I was just thinking about this earlier today!!

Post # 14
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The only difference with norethisterone between the pill and using to to prevent your period temporarily is the length of time you use it. If you take it continuously for 21 days then off for 7 it acts like birth control. If you take it for short amount of time, it just prevents your uterine lining from sheddng until you stop it and  if your body is not making enough progesterone at the time and then you would get your period. It’s a common component of OCP’s. 

If you are going to go the Shepard’s Purse path, definitely try it well before your wedding and look up all the possible side effects and interactions with other meds. Herbal stuff is not 100% benign. 

I can’t say I’ve ever tried to time my period since it’s never really bothered me so I don’t have much advice for you there. 

Post # 15
2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Barbiestylez:  I had missed my period in October, and my wedding was in November– and now because I had missed it, it was unpredictable.  My gyno prescribed me a pill that would bring my period on– and I had enough time to take it.

I ended up deciding not to take it, and then got my period the dat after our wedding– which SUCKED because I was SOOOOOOOO bloated on our wedding day.

I won’t try and convince you either way– I don’t know how your period is for you.

Just sharing my experience.

Post # 16
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Barbiestylez:  I took ortho to delay my period from coming on my honeymoon. 

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