(Closed) Birth Control, Wedding Date & Period HELP!

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would get on it now. That way you know for sure you are regulated. It took me 6 months to realize that my birth control was causing my migraines and that I needed to get on something else.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

You should be fine as long as you start taking the birth control right after your period is over. That way your body will keep it’s normal cycle. If you take it at a different time, like 2 weeks after your period, your body will have to regulate itself and that takes a different amount of time for different people.

ETA: my response is only about your cycle. I agree with other posters that there are other possible problems with the pill other than an irregular cycle, like possible weight gain, breasts getting bigger, migrains, fatigue, etc. I would start taking it sooner than 2-3 months out to make sure you don’t have any bad side effects.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Considering the stakes, I would start maybe around 4-5 mos. rather than 2-3. I had been on bc pills for nearly 10 years until I got my IUD, but whenever I would switch it up my body took at least 3 months to start self-regulating at a predictable pace… 2-3 months I’d be really worried about possible spotting, side effects, and unpredictability…. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

As soon as I started bc my period became regular (now I barely get it at all). But it did take a few months for my body to get used to it. I agree with the PP. Start it now then that way on your wedding date you won’t have your period and your skin will look better

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would start BC as soon as you can. You may have spotting the first month or two or like other ladies say the first kind you try might not work for you.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Leelee26:  Start the BC now, but remember that once you are regular and figure out when to expect your period, you can always continue to take your pills without a break (just start the next pack right after you finish the previous pack with no break in between).  YOu will not get a period this way and you may need to do this for your wedding.

While I wouldn’t do this all of the time, it’s fine to do it once in a while if there is an important date coming up.  And what’s more important than your wedding?

I used to get migraines with my BC during the week that I was off.  My Dr. recommended I do this (skip the 7 day break and start the new pack right away).  I only did it once (for my wedding/honeymoon) and had no issues.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would start the BC as soon as possible.  When I started mine I had spotting for 2-3 months after getting on it.  Sometimes it lasted for a couple weeks.  That would be really annoying right before the wedding!  By getting on it now, it will give your body time to get used to it.  Also,  you can aways skip a period when on the pill.  But talk to your doctor before doing this.  They will know more about whether or not you can do that with the specific pill they put you on.  I was going to get my period on my honeymoon, and that is what my doctor suggested I do. 

 

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m just curious why you’re starting BC pills now, if you haven’t been in anything Previously? Also, have you considered an IUD? I have a Minerva IUD, and it’s great because there are no hormones so it doesn’t mess with my system at all

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I took Loestrin24 and I would just skip the sugar pills to avoid a period if I needed/wanted to. I didn’t have spotting on BC pills, but since you did before, I’d start earlier than 2 months before the wedding (although a little spotting really isn’t going to ruin anything).

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Leelee26:  I would definitely start on it now. I have a little over two months left to go till my wedding, and I started birth control last month. I went on the Ring, and the first month I had an experience where my period started a week earlier than it normally does and I still had the Ring in, plus I was bleeding for almost 2 weeks. But this month I haven’t had any issues. It all depends on your hormone levels. I expected to have something happen within the first month since I’d never been on bc and my hormones are out of whack due to strict thyroid hormone regulation. But I think planning it out sooner is the safest option, and getting a calendar in front of you is a good idea so you can map out when to start so you can avoid the wedding day period

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Leelee26:  That makes sense! Sorry, I wasn’t getting it for some reason!!

i would definetly start sooner rather then later then, you want to make sure it’s in your system and working properly.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would start it ASAP.  The brand you first start with could cause side effects, so starting early will allow you to get used to it or try different brands.  I had some crazy mood swings with the last pill I started, no way I would I want that kicking in at the height of wedding planning!

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