Post # 1
Maybe a tmi thread, but I went off bc a few months back. My periods were still very consistent, until this month where I went 35 days without a visitor. Now it looks like my next one will possibly be my wedding day!! Logistically, how can I change a pad or use a tampon in a big white dress? Any tips, at all, so I can avoid grossing out my moh?
Post # 3
Check out those new softcups thing?! They scare me but seem pretty awesome in theory!
Post # 4
Any other hints, tricks, tips or advice? Help a girl out!
Post # 5
I’m sorry, I have no advice…. I was already planning on undressing entirely to use the bathroom because i dont want my dress anywhere near a toilet, so maybe you should do the same?
As for the general period on wedding, that is actually a huge fear of mine. I would consult a doctor about finding a way to either induce an early period or delay it till after the wedding. I’ve actually planned on going on BC just so I can manipulate the timing so there would be no surprises.
Yes, I know, this is a terrible thing for me to be doing, but I don’t care. The wedding night is a night I’ll never be able to get back, so yea…. maybe you can talk to a doctor about moving your period. s/he will probably be against it for health reasons, but you can always insist. I’m sure people do this all the time.
EDIT: I head doc can just give you and injection that will either delay or induce your period early. I also heard the people take ibuprofin and that messes with their period, but i wouldnt recommend that because ibuprofin actually makes my period lighter but draws it out longer by a few days. sorry, if thats Too Much Information.
Post # 6
@takemyhand: Is it too late for you to go on the pill?
Post # 7
I have never been on BC and my periods have always been long in cycle but of course the few months before my wedding they got shorter and shorter and yep I got the lovely visit on the big day.
I had a morning wedding and evening reception (Catholic gap). So that morning it hadn’t started so I didn’t think about it but afterwards I actually got out of my dress had lunch and then got back into the dress. During that time I figured out I had the visitor so I just plugged it and went out and had a good time since it was the beginning of the flow it was super light so I didn’t have to change it out before the reception was done.
So just depending on what day you are on for the period for the wedding depends on how much you should stress. If you are on a light day I would just use a heavy flow tampon and also a heavy flow pad that should last you through both events. If you are heavy that day you can use the super tampons and super pads but depending on the length of the wedding and reception plus with pictures you might not be able to make it without switching out in the middle. I always double up with the tampon and pad when I work because with my job I don’t have guaranteed breaks so it gives me peace of mind knowing that I am covered even if the tampon is maxed out.
I have heard of people using two tampons at a time. I have never tried it but supposedly it can handle even more. I have heard about the menstrual cups but since you don’t have time to practice with them I don’t know if I would use them on that day. Same goes for going on BC I wouldn’t want to mess with the hormones this close to the big day.
Post # 8
I heard one bee recommend going to the bathroom facing the toilet- as in straddling the seat. It sounds weird, but I can imagine it’s much more convenient than trying to hold the back of the dress (which usually has more fabric) off to the side. And you might be able to change a tampon a little more discreetly if you are facing away from anyone else who may be in the bathroom with you, although this might not work if you are using a pad…
Post # 9
Unless your TTC then i would take the pill and skip the sugar pills, it will stop you from having your period. There is no harm in doing this.
Another thing you can get is a sponge. It works as a tampon, still allowing you to have sex. Sorry for Too Much Information but you asked lol you can buy these in a 2 pack at the drug store. Tey hold a lot more than a regular tampon.
Post # 10
I just want to add a comment to Toastymama. skipping sugar pills works for a lot of people, but if you’ve never done it before, just be cautious because it might not work for you. Some women end up experiencing breakthrough bleeding anyway. As for me, my period comes 3 days before I start on the sugar pills so skipping it does no good.
Post # 11
@takemyhand: I swear we are having the exact same cycle this month! I’m usually very regular, and this month my pms symptoms came on time but my actual period didn’t, just spotting! I’m now 5 days “late”. I have a non hormonal iud so it’s not hormones and my iud IS in place ( I double checked) now that I’m late I’ll most likely get my pd on the wedding. So lame 🙁
Post # 12
@WonderBee: To add to this, I believe OP said she had gone off of the pill, so she would have to start it right now. I know for me, my first month on it is crazy and I spot a lot, so that might not be ideal either, and then if skipping the sugar pill doesn’t work…
Post # 13
@Holocene: yes. If I were to double up on packs in the past, I would still get a period, just lighter. Unfortunately I don’t think starting a pill will work now.
I might look into a cup or sponge though! Something I can pee in without removing would be fantastic. Also, taking off a corset back dress would suck.
Post # 14
Hey we’re date twins and my next period will most likely start on my wedding day too! Ugh I hate this. So I’m looking for advice too.
Post # 15
I guess it all depends on how heavy your period is. Mine I can usually make it through a regular tampon in 4 hours even on heavy days. I was able to go to the bathroom completely normally in my A-line dress so I would have been able to change a tampon myself.
The Instead cups are one time use ones that should last for a while. A Divacup or Mooncup will last longer (some people can use them for a whole day) but you need to learn how to put it in properly so it doesn’t leak.
From Instead and Divacup websites, they say it can last up to 12 hours.
Post # 16
SO how long do the cups last when they are inside of your? Will last the full 6 hours ? ITs a fear of mine to have my cycle on that day