Post # 1
This just sucks! It’s scheduled to start the friday before my wedding! Any suggestion on birth control that is more effective at stopping or postponing it until after the wedding and honeymoon? I have an appointment for April 8, and have not been on birth control in probably 6-7 years! HELp!!
Post # 3
Ortho will stop it if you skip the “sugar” pills.
Post # 4
Are you going back on BC at your appointment? Your GYN can help you schedule your pack so that you’re not on your period during your wedding and honeymoon. Don’t worry! 🙂
Post # 5
Are you going on birth control just to switch the date? I’m not sure with your wedding being in May that will be enough time. I know my body takes some time to regulate before I am able to use double packs to skip. But best advice would be talk to the doctor about it.
Post # 6
You can get the Depo Shot which (for most women) completely stops your period. I was on it for 5 years, it was awesome! If you take Seasonale, (sp?) you’ll only get a period every 3 months. Since you don’t have much time between your appointment and wedding date, it may be too short of a time frame for these two to start working effectively.
If you take any other regular form of the pill (21 days on/7 days off) and your visit is still scheduled to start right before the wedding, don’t take the placebo pills in the pack and go right on to the next pack. Continuing them should delay your “visit”, depending on how sensitive you are to the hormones. This is how the Seasonale works.
When you take the pills, you have two choices, #1 is to wait until the Sunday after, or during, your next period. #2 is to start the pills on Day 1 of your period. Either can alter your natural cycle, you may want to try to calculate it out to see what works best for you. Ideally, your visit should come during the 7 day placebo pills, but again, it depends on how your body responds to the pills.
I used to work in a pharmacy, and since I quit doing the depo shot, I haven’t really been on BC…I have an RX for them, but I have yet to find the right level of hormones that don’t turn me into a moody PMSing person so I don’t take them. Tell your doctor about your concerns, and they can figure out the best solution for you! Good luck to you!!
Post # 7
I had a similar problem a few years ago only it was a cruise and not a wedding. I had never been on birth control and asked my doctor about it. She gave me a presciption for the pill and told me to take two packs back to back.
Post # 8
@Gemstone: yes, that’s what the appointment for is to do anything I can to postpone or stop it For that weekend. I plan to continue the birth control after just want to get started as soon as possible.
@PuntaCanaBride: I plan to ask my doc, just wanted to get some suggestions to do research on what options I have. I can only hope it will be enough time. Fingers crossed!
@LarLa: did it work for you? Even if it just slowed the flow to some spotting I would be happy. I have very intense cramps and bloating so anything to relieve that the day of would be wonderful!
@MissCountryGirl727: I glad the depo shot for nearly 4 years, only complaint was the weight gain. If it is my best option for this issue may switch it after the first shot
Post # 9
start taking BC pills on your next period and don’t take the placebo
Post # 10
@BushelAndAPeck: No problems at all. Did have some breakthrough bleeding right before my next period but that was it. I planned on staying on it first but had to give it up after a few months. Hormonal birth control does not agree with me at all. Started crying all the time!