period during honeymoon – advice? (TMI)

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I’ve never been on a cruise, but I would assume they have a medical centre on board, and UTIs are very common so no doubt they’d be able to supply you with appropriate antibiotics if needed (although potentially at a fairly high cost?  I’m not sure how things like that work on a cruise).

As you have a history of recurrent UTIs, another option is to explain the situation to your family doctor and he/she may be willing to write you a prescription for antibiotics to take with you on the cruise just in case you get a UTI.  Obviously you’d only take them if you developed symptoms.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m not sure how a diva cup could cause a UTI, so I wouldn’t be too worried about that. And like the PP said, even if you do get a UTI you can probably get treatment on board. But I know for me, I’m making sure to adjust my birth control so that I will not be on my period during our honeymoon. If you’re on BC, I’d just keep taking the non-placebos during that week to avoid the period. Or if you’re not, maybe you can get a prescription now and as long as you’re on them that week, you shouldn’t get your period.

(Obviously talk to your OB/GYN about this!)

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Redholix:  I’d try to get an appt with your doctor asap and get a precription for antibiotics just in case. Also talk to her about why you may be getting so many UTIs and if there’s something else that you can do to prevent them (even something as simple as taking a cranberry suppliment). Then talk to her about being on your period the whole time. I am on the pill so I only get mine 4 times a year and I love that I have control over that. I’m not sure about the diva cup, but I know with softcups/instead you can have sex with them in. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Redholix:  do you use tampons currently? If you do then putting a menstrual cup in is no different…you’ve just got to fold it correctly and remember it sits lower down. 

i have just started using a menstrual cup (moon cup) and I will admit it was strange to begin with but once it is in you cannot feel it at all!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The cup should not induce a UTI as it’s going in your vagina, away from your urethra. Have you been on antibiotics for the UTI? You may have a low grade, recurrent or antibiotic resistent infection. You should see your doctor about it. I went throught a bad bout of recurrent UTI, got a different antibiotic and it finallly stopped happening. Also I take cranberry tablets now as a preventative measure. You should check with a doc honestly. Speaking from personal preference, tampons are much easier to use. Plastic applicatiors are much easier than trying to use the cardboard ones IMO. You might consider trying those. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

@Redholix:  Start drinking two cups of mint tea/day asap. The mint interrupts he hormone that signals your body to release an egg. Menstruation starts 14 days after ovulation, so if you delay ovulation, you delay your period. This isn’t an old wives tale either, it really works. I used to drink mint tea to help combat hormonal zits that my period caused but I had to stop bc I kept skipping my period. If you go online and google it,  a lot of women who drink mint tea skip and delay periods.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Redholix:  I see from reading your comments that you’re probably not on birth control, but in case you are, my GYN told me that it’s safe to continue to take the pills to avoid one period that may otherwise occur during an important life event.  You might consider doing that to avoid the period altogether.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Redholix:  No, I mean since having the UTI’s have you had a full course of antibiotics at all? If you didn’t the bacteria could be re-growing, and if you stopped halfway through, it could be re-growing. Some peopl don’t seek medical attention for UTI’s. 

I’m not suggesting to take a low-dose antibiotic long term. I don’t even know if a doc would rx antibiotic that way. I’m saying take one good round of it to get rid of it once and for all and avoid taking it over and over. 

I took cipro for example, a common antibiotic for UTI. I was working a lot, and nights+ stress for some reason trigge UTI’s. I took one round. It reoccured in less than a month. Took another round. Happened again, so my doc tried a different rx to really knock it out before I developed a kidney infection. 

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Redholix:  I was never a fan of tampons either, but for some reason the mooncup does not seem so bad. I am quite Eco conscious and like to be able to reuse things as much as possible. I will admit that just after putting it in there is a little bit more pressure and I always feel the need to pee just after but it isn’t a constant feeling. I also find peeing after removal will probably help as well. Just remember to keep drinking lots and pee after sex when you have it. Also remember…take out cup first!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Redholix:  just a suggestion that having more regular and frequent sex may help you not to get UTIs anymore. It is common to get them when first becoming sexually active, but if you are regularly having sex, and peeing right afterwards, it seems to lessen the chance you’ll get one. My friend who was having sex regularly with a past boyfriend never got UTIs, now she is long distance with someone else and only sees him once a month or so, and it’s pretty much a guarantee that every time they see each other and have sex, she gets a UTI. 

 

I’m not saying that NOT having more sex is the only possible cause, but I would recommend not deciding not to have sex just because you’re afraid to get another infection. The infrequency of sex that you are having could be triggering them. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Redholix:  Sorry, I didn’t mean you have to take it out every time you go to the toilet! Just make sure when you do need to take it out and empty it that you try and pee afterwards as well. Ok, sorry for TMI now but I have found that I couldn’t go for the other one with it in and had to remove it for that!

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