(Closed) How to “schedule” your period around your wedding…help needed!!

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

From what I heard you can go to your doctor and they can help you schedule it. I am also going to have my perios during my honeymoon but I have never been on BC and don’t plan to get on it  so I am just going to deal with it lol

Post # 4
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1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Consult your doctor but this is what I would do: Dont take the last 7 pills (sugar pills)  This will make you skip your period. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I used to do this often.  Instead of waiting a week in between the last pill and the first pill of the new pack, I started a new pack right after and didnt skip the week and therefore didnt get my period until the next month.  Talk to your doctor but it should be fine (I was told I could do it safely and “skip” for 3-4 months at a time), which is how Seasonal and other pills like that work. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@Ms. Caniche:I did that once, but I was spotting, bloating and an emotional rollercoaster for the whole time, until I actually took the sugar pills and had my period. I would not recommend that for a wedding week…

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@egb It is different for everyone… I have no problem with it.

@svach059 Since your wedding is not for 10-ish months you could always forget the sugar pills a few months before your wedding.  This will move the rest of your cycles so that you will not have you period for your wedding.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@svach059: Talk to your doctor. When I first got on my BC she told me to skip the placebo pills at the end of the pack and go right into my new pack. It caused me to skip my period for that month. It was just a trial run to make sure that it worked ok. I also told her that I wanted to control my period for the wedding day.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

AH! I was just thinking about this!! I’m getting married on a Friday, cycle to start on a Sunday… so I’m thinking that combined with my Mexico wedding (hello margaritas and chips!) I’ll be super bloated… 

I’m making an appt to see my doctor right now!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Talk to your doctor. When I tried to schedule mine around a vacation once my doctor told me I would have to change my pill schedule at least 4 months in advance, and that it was still not guaranteed with the low dose pills I’m on.

You’re in luck because it’s the last day of your period. You can try pulling the period a day earlier by starting the pill one day earlier on one of your cycles. For example if you stop for 7 days in between packages normally, for once change it to 6 days and start the new package early. You can probably do this twice before your wedding with a few months in between to make sure it moves at least a day ahead. Good thing is you have plenty of time. But again, I emphasize talking to your doctor. I did this method without my doctor’s advice and it worked for me, but I don’t know if it reduced the pills’ effectiveness by messing with my cycle or anything. I just took the chance.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

The most common way to move your period is to skip the placebo week. I would recommend doing this sometime soon, because like Ms. Caniche said, it can make you bloaty and you might have breakthrough bleeding. However, if you take your next pack normally, you should be fine thereafter, and you will have backed your period up one week by skipping it. 

For those of you who use Nuvaring, you can also leave it in a week longer, then take it out for a week and have a period, and start a new one — essentially have a 5 week cycle (4 weeks in, 1 week out) instead of a 4 week cycle (3 weeks in, 1 week out). The ring has enough hormones in it for 4 weeks of continuous use. I did this to move my period forward a week rather than back.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Because of the horrid cramps I get, I take 1 pill pack right after the other (on the gyno’s suggestion).  I can only get away with every 3-4 months before my body will have a period on or the week off the pill and the last week before changing to the new pack I’m always bloaty and a little crampy anyways even without spotting.

So yea, I suggest trying this several months before your wedding. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh yes, and my period is supposed to come for the wedding also so I decided to have an extra period even though I had it last month just so I can skip it altogether.

And just a fyi, I’m on a type of ortho tri cyclen lo…it’s a dutch brand but it’s pretty close to the tri cyclen I took in the states.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m curious as to what your doctor will say about doing this with ortho tri cyclen – I had a friend do this in college without checking with a doc first, and I remember she felt sick/crampy/etc. for a few weeks (or longer than normal, anyway). When she did ask the doctor, she found out she wasn’t supposed to do that with a pill that changes hormone levels throughout the cycle like ortho tri cyclen. Maybe it was just her though, I’m not sure.

Looks like your wedding isn’t until next year though, so you’ll have plenty of time to figure it out. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

just skip one placebo pill every month.  by the time your wedding rolls around your period will be 10 days earlier than you just calculated it to be.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@CattyMN608: I think it really depends on the person.  For example, I HAVE to take my pill at night otherwise I get nauseous in the AM hours to the point that I will throw up anything I eat.

But taking 3 packs of the tri cyclen like pills in a row works fine for me.  I just know at the end of the month before I start the next pill pack and a day or two into the new pack my body rebells a little (bloaty, fluish symptoms) then it’s fine and dandy again.  TBH, I’ll gladly feel like garbage for a few days over having cramps all month long which this arrangement seems to have solved.

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