Well, just found out I'm starting my period on my wedding day… of course.

posted 1 year ago in Wellness
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Buzzing Beekeeper

It works best with monophasic pills.  It should have the info on the package.  If the dose and medication of all the active pills are the same (ignoring the placebo ones of course) then it’s simple.  It is possible to do it with triphasic, but there are different methods as to how to do it.

Also, the higher the dose the better.  If it’s a minipill you’re more likely to get breakthrough bleeding.

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Bumble bee

Mostly I’m just bumping this so someone more knowledgeable can see it, but I’m pretty sure you can just skip the placebo pills and just start the new pack. But of course, talk to your doctor.

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Sugar bee

@AB Bride:  I disagree with higher dose being better. I was on a three month stacking pill regiment (Seasonique/Jolessa) and those are high dosage pills. I had breakthrough bleeding for a month.

it really is completely unique to the woman taking the dosage.

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Busy bee

I dont know what kind you take, but last year we went on a cruise and I was suppose to be on my period the whole time. Who wants that on a vacation? no one…so i started a new pack right away and totally skipped it :) ask your dr but im sure it will be fine.

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Newbee

Definitely start the new pack right away!  Although you are likely to spot later on in your cycle, you will most likely be just fine the day of your wedding.  I’ve only skipped my period a handful of times, and I use Ortho-Cept which is a combo pill with both estrogen and progestin.  I tend to be very finicky with my cycle and spot easily, and I’ve never had a problem right away when I started a new pack, or it might not catch up with me until the next month.  Bottom line:  you’ll likely spot, and it may continue for a month or so after your wedding, but isn’t it worth it?  I think so!  Best of luck to you. :)

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Bumble bee

@AB Bride:  +1

It’s best to do it with a monophasic so that you don’t end up with breakthrough bleeding, or spotting. You’re likely to end up with spotting if you have a tri-phasic pill. I accidentally ended up stacking my pills once, and I had spotting for about a week and a half. It really all depends on you and your body.

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Buzzing Beekeeper

@strawbs:  My doctor told me that pills with a higher dose work better for continuous use.

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Bee Keeper

If you’re taking the pill, you can just keep taking them to skip your period. As far as I know, you can do it with any kind. I did it for my wedding (and many times before) and it works like charm.

I wouldn’t do it all the time, just for when you need to skip it, otherwise you can end up break-through bleeding. 

My pill was Alesse

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Helper bee

@mimsmims7: 

I take a low dose bc and I have no problem skipping my period! Just make sure you start your new pack right away!

 

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Sugar bee

@AB Bride:  cool. It didn’t work for me, and for a friend of mine too. like I said, it’s unique to the woman taking the dosage. that’s why you can’t really take a friend’s pill recommendation because what works for her may not work for you.

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