Post # 1
So I am getting married on October 29th, exactly ONE month from today and I just got my period, which means I will be due to get my period ON my wedding day, which is WORSE case scenario. It’s obviously no surprise to me that I would be getting my period around my wedding day, but I hoped it wouldn’t be ON my wedding day. That always comes with some cramps and it at its worse. I’m not really worried about cramps though because if I take ibuprofen a few days prior, it gets rid of it, but I still do not want to get it on my wedding day. Even the day before or day after would be better. And then I will be leaving a few days later to go on my honeymoon for 10 days, which I would still have my period for (I usually last the whole 7 days, sometimes 6). Any who, does anybody have any advice on what I can do to prevent my period for a few days? Or am I just outta luck? By the way, I thought about going to the gyno to see if they can give me something to take to delay it, but I decided against that. That’s just too unnatural to me. And I am not on birth control, so taking a pack back to back wouldn’t work. Thank you in advance for any advice given!
Post # 3
You said you’re not currently on BCP, but could you perhaps get a prescription and only take them for 1 month? As long as you are on “active” pills you shouldn’t have your period. Though then again, there could be mood swings and spotting as your body adjusts (some women get those symptoms, some don’t), but it’s an idea.
Post # 5
there is no such thing that can delay a period at the last minute. if you started like, months ago, you could have put yourself on birth control that regulates your cycle.
take the ibuprofen days in advance like you said.
wear a tampon and a maxi-pad! seems like overkill, but it won’t hurt and maybe it will make you feel more confident.
bloating: one time I got super bloated and my friend suggested eating a lot of watermelon. it worked! you’ll need a couple of days for it to kick in. start a day or two before the wedding and eat a lot of it (like 1/2 or a whole one of those small “personal size” watermelons per day.
if you are swimming on your honeymoon, wear a black swimsuit. not to sound gross, but if you have any spotting that “breaks through” your tampon, the black material will hide it.
Post # 6
@abbyful: I think it takes months for it to start regulating your cycle and easing the cramps.
Post # 7
@janie-janie: Exactly everythign she said. You can’t delay it at this point.
Post # 8
Yea I figured that, but sorta hoped somebody knew of something that I didn’t. Unfortunately the past couple of months my period came a bit earlier, so it slowly crept its way to my wedding date. I was excited a few months ago because I was getting a week after my wedding date. Well thanks anyways for your advice!
Post # 9
Im not sure if this is true or not, but Ive heard from many ladies that theres a certain type of pill that can delay your period if u want– for a few days..
talk to ur doctor and see ?
Post # 10
I found this article about delaying your period. It’s in the UK so I don’t know if the pill is available in the US and how much it would cost you. Best to talk to a doctor.
Post # 11
@janie-janie: This is the best natural advice I could think to give, short of looking into the pills that other posters mentioned. I think it’s too late for BC though- I never spotted when I started it but my doctor said that was surprising since most people do, and it might not help cramps either.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
Unless you can skip your cycle while using birth control, there’s not much to be done. (Except hope for some luck & an irregular cycle? lol)
I got my period the day after our wedding – which was day one of our honeymoon. Our entire beach honeymoon. REALLY? But it was fine. Tampons while swimming/out. And you’ll still have a great time, promise. 🙂
Post # 13
Ok here are some grandma tricks. You can do this 2 or 3 days prior to your wedding trying to have your period early.
-Ascorbic acid: This is vitamin C, howevervitamin C pills you buy in the drugstore have other vitamins that will work against the goal. You can buy ascorbic acid pouder in the drug store and eat a teaspoon of it or just drink it in water. Unless your pregnant it’s harmless.
-Cinammon tea: Drink cinammon tea, more than 3 cups, the stronger the better. Grandma used to say you should put your feet in hot water while you drink it, but I’m not sure of how good it’ll be.
-Rue tea: Also known as herb-of-grace. This is a garden herb, unfortunately I don’t know exactly where you can find it other than my mom’s garden. Species:R. graveolens. It’s extremely bitter but it works great (for me) just try not to have more than 2 cups cuz it messes with your stomach.
Remember to do this around the days you expect your period, otherwise it has no chances of working. Also keep in mind that everyones body it’s different so what works for me might not work for everyone. Good luck
Post # 14
You never know, your cycle might be delayed because of the stress/excitement of the wedding. AF was due on my wedding day as well – I’d had 40 day cycles for quite a while and wouldn’t you know it, day 40 fell on my wedding day. I wasn’t on BC so there was nothing I could do about it.
I decided not to stress about it, figuring I could take advil to ward off any cramps and I’d just deal with it, it wasn’t the worst thing that could happen. I don’t think I was unusually stressed in the days leading up to the wedding but for some reason, my period just wasn’t showing and I didn’t even have any PMS symptoms like I would usually have in the days leading up to it.
Long story short, it ended up being 12 days late which I can only attribute to ovulating late because of wedding stress…and I wasn’t even that stressed! I just think all of the hype and excitement, in addition to being incredibly busy, caused my cycle to just delay itself a bit.
There’s no trick to this, no scientific thought behind it that you can try, I’m just trying to throw it out there that our bodies are incredibly sensitive to stress or any massive changes and this can delay ovulation, thereby delaying your period.
Good luck and hopefully if it does arrive, that’s the ‘worst’ thing that happens!
Post # 15
@Ree723: that is true, stress can totally delay it!
Post # 16
Eeek, sorry to hear that!! I have to say, I have tried the whole “stay on the active pills and you won’t get your period” thing, and it did not work for me. I still started, it was lighter, but it lasted soo much longer than a normal period. Although I had also been on the pill way before I ever attempted this. Good luck with whatever you try!