HELP! Considering starting the Pill 2 weeks before our wedding. Advice?!

posted 3 years ago in Intimacy
  • poll: Starting birth control pills with the wedding 2 weeks away:
    Go for it! : (11 votes)
    85 %
    Don't do it! : (2 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    2501 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Saria213:  I would not want to be on my period for my wedding, but that is your choice. If you start BCPs you might spot anyway. If you are worried about bloat just watch your salt and drink lots of water 🙂 Weigh the pros and cons! 🙂

    Also I would reccomend going back on the brand you were before- I would not try to go on a different unfamiliar brand.

    Post # 4
    1244 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @Saria213:  I wouldn’t worry about weight gain as I doubt any gain would be that significant within 2 weeks. I’d think more about side effects like headaches which I usually get when starting the pill, but then again, I’d rather take a Tylenol to get rid of a headache than have my period for my wedding. All things considered, I’d probably do it if I planned to stick with the pill afterwards too.

    Post # 5
    8850 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I did this cause I have an IUD but was supposed to get my period the day of.  Any potential side effects are better in my book than having cramps and bloating on your wedding!

    Post # 6
    6812 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I would get on it. I will say that I’ve tried TONS of different pills before and the only time I’ve ever had any weird side effects in the first two weeks is when I switched from Loloestrin to Gianvi (generic of Yaz) and I was nauseous for the first few weeks. Also, I would talk to someone about the possibility of having PCOS.

    Post # 7
    901 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    If you don’t care what happens to your body after your wedding, I would say do it. You will most likely have spotting, whether minor or major. The last time I tried to skip my period with the pill it was AWFUL. Just awful. I was spotting pretty bad anyway and then for an entire MONTH after, I was bleeding heavily, had horrid cramping, was a total monster, and it was just plain uncomfortable.

    However, I would not want to be on my period for my wedding and I would consider doing that just to not have to deal with the whole process. Because that is the only thing I would be worried about the whole night is breakthrough bleeding because I forgot to put a new tampon in because of being so busy.

    Just be sure the pill will work with you. Get on the same hormones you were on before that worked well. I switched hormones once because of switching pill and…whooooo boy. That was SCARY.

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