Forgive me if this is TMI not sure where else to put this . . .

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Are you on the Pill?  You could talk to your doctor about the possibility of starting a new pack right after finishing the last one to keep Aunt Flo away for that month.  Other than that, I can’t really suggest anything except lots of water, lots of drugs (Advil does it for me) and maybe some dark chocolate to make you feel better!

Post # 4
2355 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

You could always go to your doctor and ask to switch to birth control that lets you control your period.

Post # 5
334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MissSangria:  I get the same symptoms! Have you tried taking magnesium? My gyno told me it helps with cramps. I haven’t gotten into the practice of actually taking it daily (keep forgetting), but when I have taken it more regularly, my cramps have been better. I prefer supplements to taking BC because it’s more natural. However, BC is an option too (but be careful with side effects, when I went off of it, it took about a year for my period to stabalize). 

Post # 6
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MissSangria:  Stress can cause you to start late so maybe the stress of the last few days before the wedding and the the wedding itself will push you back a few days.

Post # 7
263 posts
Helper bee

If you wanted to be certain it wouldn’t happen, you could start taking a contraceptive pill called Cerazette. It stops your period completely for as long as you take it, but when you stop taking it, it comes right back as normal with no complications. Or you could try a regular BC and time the week’s “period” so it falls outside your wedding/honeymoon.


If you’re not happy taking long term BC, there are medications you can take to delay your period by a week or so as a one-off occasion (I don’t know the name of them).

Post # 9
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MissSangria:  I had my period at our wedding. I wore a SoftCup, and it all turned out fine!

Post # 10
2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m not concerned…we are still carrying on like usual, if I get mine. annoying…sure. But it’s life. 

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