Post # 1
So I’m supposed to be getting my period the week of my wedding. I went ahead and filled my BC prescription early so I’ll just skip the placebos. What should I expect? Will I spot regardless? Just want to be prepared!
Post # 3
Every woman is different, so there’s no way to be sure, but I’ve skipped my placebos a couple times in the past, and I didn’t spot, it just continued on as if it wasn’t supposed to be my off week.
Post # 4
I have only done it once, but I spotted. I did it because I was on vacation in Mexico. I would guess it’s different for everyone.
Post # 5
It’s different for every woman, and every time you skip it can be different! You may have some spotting like PP’s mentioned, so I’d bring some pantyliners or a lite flow tampon as a backup (or whatever you happen to use).
Post # 6
I didn’t spot…but every girl is different…
Post # 7
I’ve done it many times because of vacations and what not. I will actually start my period on my wedding day so i am skipping again.
I have never spotted during mine BUT make sure you take them every.single.day. because if not, at least with me, I had a full on period the next day. Like heavy bleeding and cramps. Like a PP said, every one is different. I do notice that even though I am skipping the fakes, my boobs still get sore and I’m still a tad grumpy!
Post # 8
Yes you may still spot or have a full blow period. Unfortunately, there isn’t anything you can do about it now.
Post # 9
I’m also skipping for the first time to avoid having my period on my honeymoon! I’m just going to be prepared in case it is like a full period— but will be hoping no spotting or anything!
Post # 10
So here’s what I’m finding: No period or spotting, but same hunger pangs, sore boobs, and break outs. UGH!
Post # 11
I’ve done it twice and regretted it both times. The next month is terrible for me. Literally, double the intensity of mood swings, my period starts a week early and doesn’t finish until the normal time that second month. I bleed for FOURTEEN days.
On the bright side, my hormone-induced boob swelling lasts twice as long the next month. At least I’m a hormonal freak with bigger boobs, so I’ve got that goin’ for me.
Edit: I felt nothing different during the month that I actually skipped, it was the next month, when my body was trying to cycle early that it sucked.
Post # 12
@bells219: Oh great. Newlyweds with a HORRIFIC PERIOD heading my way! LoL….the boob gain for me is NOT a good thing!!!
Post # 13
@Mars62312: haha i’m with you! My boobs are big enough, thank you very much!
Post # 14
As the others said, there is no “norm” here in regards to experience … every woman / every body is different
My experience with The Pill and skipping periods for important events in my life… including my First Wedding & Honeymoon… was over 30 Years ago.. but the concept is the same… (as I said earlier this evening cannot believe that more gals don’t know this now… some 30 years later). Skipping the placebos means your body continues to think it is pregnant, and so the hormones that bring on the withdrawl bleed won’t happen. Some gals spot, but for the most part, the majority of gals won’t have another “period” until you finish the package and go back on the placebos. Although as some have mentioned, the ajusted period might be heavier. To be honest, once you’ve done this once, you’ll find yourself doing it again to make your period come when you want to. When I was engaged the first time, and in a LDR with my Fiance, and we only saw each other on Weekends, I played around with The Pill, until I could get my period programmed into a Monday to Friday slot. And if we had an important engagement coming up (vacation for example) I would plan to skip my period if need be. I honestly think, that periods are important, so wouldn’t want to skip a whole lot of them back-to-back, but a few now and then isn’t a big deal IMO. Ask your Doctor, think you’ll find they agree.
Enjoy your new found freedom !!
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2014 - Garden outside our church
Hope it was successful! There’s no reason for us to have to have periods. In fact, one of my Ob/Gyn attendings had the goal that all her patients get to skip that week of wasted life. I have been on the constant pill for the last 14 months, though I will have breakthrough bleeding.
@This Time Around, that is the truth! I don’t know why it seems to be such a secret when they’ve been around so long! The “new” three month packs are nothing but the old and cheap regular pills packaged differently. Girls who are on Depo usually don’t have periods after a few months. Enjoy your newfound freedom!
Post # 16
i would do a test run a month or two before you actually do this…some times it works like a charm, not even spotting. One time I got my period for 13 days, hard.