Post # 1
I am not getting married until next October but I am on the pill and have been for the last 7 years now so I know each month when I will get my period and it’s always on time. Recently I calculated the days each month until the wedding and found out that I will get it exactly on our wedding day! I know that you are not supposed to mess with your birth control but I really don’t want to have it then. I am not sure if anyone heard of doing this but someone told me I should try starting my pill pack one day later each month (meaning starting it Monday of one month and then the next month starting it on Tuesday and so on) so that the next month I get my period one day later and by October it will be 10 days after the wedding so I won’t have it for our wedding or the honeymoon. I don’t want to get pregnant before the wedding and I also don’t know if that will mess up my hormone levels. Has anyone heard of this before and do you think this will work?
Post # 3
There’s lots of posts on this, but it’s absolutely fine to do and just talk to your gyno and make a plan. You have plenty of time to change your cycle.
Post # 4
I take Yasmin and I constantly skip periods in fact I only have them once every 3 months. All you do is skip that last row or last 7 pills and start a new pack. You may spot a little but it won’t be a full blown period. Hope that helps!
Post # 5
i’ve been messing with my pills for the same reason. i take seasonale, so i get my period every three months, and of course i was still supposed to get it for our wedding. so i took a week extra of pills for each pack, and now i wont get it until after the honeymoon.
Post # 6
There has been a lot of posts about this. Everyone does it a lil differently, no one’s ever mentioned any negative side effects. I don’t mess with any of it because my body decided instead to just have my period for 3 weeks. That was obviously not the intent and I was obviously not a happy camper lol.
Post # 7
I have skipped my period twice for big vacations. I just take the next pack during the last week of the pills. The last week (of most types of bc) are placebo pills, which allows you to get your period. The pack before your wedding, just start the next one a week early and voila, no period. I have heard some people say they “spot” when they do this, but I have never had any problem whatsoever. It’s also waaay less complicated than taking it one day later each month!
Definitely check with you gyno first to make sure your type works for this. (I take Loestrin, generic is Kariva). Many of my friends have done the same thing on other types of pills.
Post # 8
You would start the active tablets a day earlier rather than a day later, as in do 6 days of placebo pills (or skip them) and then start out on day 1. The pills that contain the same amount of estrogen and progesterone work best to skip pills, although you can do it with the triphasic tablets (ie Ortho Tri Cyclen) as well. You could also go straight from one pack of the active tablets, skip the placebo week and start straight on your next pack. Some people do experience breakthrough bleeding though, so this might not be the thing to try at the time. It’s fairly common for people to take active tablets continuously so they only have 4 periods a year, which is a little piece of happiness in my opinion!
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle
Just one thing – make sure to talk to your gyno before doing anything! I tried to delay my period once without consulting my Dr, and she freaked when I told her. Apparently, depending on the type of BC you use, the method of delay is different. Tricyclics use one method, etc etc. If you do it the wrong way, you leave yourself open to unplanned pregnancy. You have plenty of time, and I bet your Dr would even advise you over the phone or via nursing staff.
Post # 10
I also skip periods via Seasonique. Definitely talk to your GYN & figure out a plan of attack. 😉 You may want to discuss switching to one of the types of pills like Seasonique or Seasonale that give you a period every 3 months. Regardless of what you end up doing, I would suggest adjusting sooner than later in case of spotting. A lot of people get spotting the first few months that they skip their cycle – you’ve got time to get that out of the way now. Good luck!
Post # 11
I don’t get periods anymore because I’m on Lybrel (the continuous BC pill) and I don’t have problems with it. I have been on it for a year and a half and the doctors are completely fine with that. Just check with your Dr first just to make sure that she thinks it’s okay for you.
Post # 12
Another option, at least in my experience, would be to look into an IUD. It really depends of your insurance and financials, but its worht the piece of mind I have Mirena, which is an IUD with hormones. Many, in fact most, people completely stop having periods within the first 9 months. You risk spotting, of course, but since no one mentioned it I thought I would throw it out there. 🙂
If BC pills don’t bother you emotionally, its a pretty good move. Especially if you arent’ planning to have a baby right away. For me, I got it so I would be able to truly plan my first pregnancy and not have some shocker scare before my wedding.
Post # 13
Wow there are a lot of different opinions……thank you for your comments! I will contact the gyno and talk to her about it too. I just wanted to do whatever I could now so I would have one less thing to worry about then. Thanks again!
Post # 14
Instead of going back on the pill, there is a pill called norethisterone that can help. Websites such as The Online Clinic can help you get it. You do a free consultation to see whether the medication is good for you and then you can order it directly online. It is great. I had the same problem for my wedding and got it from there. Hope it helps!