(Closed) Aunt Flo ISN’T invited (but she’ll show up anyways!)

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This may seem like a silly question, but have you asked your OB about this?

My first reaction was to suggest taking pills for one month-two weeks so that your body skips, but if you get really sick when you do that, then you probably will not want to do that route.  

I’m an irregular girl, myself, and I have an IUD, so my plan is to just take pills for the couple weeks I’m gone so my Aunt doesn’t show up either.  I’m super sensitive to pills and hormones, but thankfully if I only take them for a week or two, the symptoms are minimal.  

I’m sorry I’m not more help.  Hopefully your doctor will have some good suggestions?  Good luck 🙂

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Really, there isn’t anything you can do to stop your period unless you are on BC.  I’m sorry that BC makes you sick, have you tried a lot of options?  I would hate to be in misery like that all the time.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

((hugs)) that stinks!!!

Like MissAsB the only thing that I could think would be bc… have you tried things other than the “pill”? I can’t take the pill b/c every pill I’ve ever tried made me have pretty much morning sickness the first week eveery month! UGH. But I started using nuvaring and it didn’t do that… maybe that could be an option?…

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m kinda similar to you with difficulty trying any form of hormonal BC. I gave up because its just too much damn work, too many damn Dr.’s visits, and I get too crazy.

I don’t bloat terribly badly, but I occasionally get really bad cramps. I tend to be irraitable around ovulation, but not really PMS.

You can’t stop you’re period from coming…it just won’t happen! MAYBE just MAYBE you’ll be so stressed it will decide to hold off ,but really my best advice is start taking Midol the week before -it will help relieve bloat (and says right on the bottle this is ok) It should also help decrease cramping the week of. Drink LOTS of water two weeks before to help minimize bloating. Get as much sleep as you can and avoid cafeine (seriously, its horrible for people who PMS). If you give it up now, you’ll be ok by the wedding (I’m on week 4 of my cafeine weaning and all is good now…I don’t even need it to stay awake, and I’m not trying to kill people, OH and my brain once again finds my head a comfortable place to be!).

 

Post # 8
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2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am facing the same kind of thing.  My AF just came today, which means that it is due on my wedding day.  I am so bummed out.

I have been reading about it online and there is a progesterone that you can get from your Gyn that can delay your period, but I am not sure about the PMS.   Would you consider going on the pill for the cycle before your wedding?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Def talk to your OB–even if he/she can’t do anything about Aunt Flo (lordy, she is a beeetch), maybe there is some extra help for the PMS.  I hate to resort to pharmaceuticals but anti depressants, anti-anxiety, etc.  These often take a month or so to be effective so call right away.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I also have to agree to ask your OB – I am planning to skip mine with the pill (I’m on a ridiculously low hormone amount, I too get sick easily from them). The only other thing I could think of is to get pregnant! But then you’ll have to deal with potential morning sickness – or still spotting. I don’t know, man  Undecided good luck at the doctor! let us know what s/he says!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think you should talk to your doctor. They would be able to explain your options, taking into acount your cervical cancer history. I personally would not want to put any hormones into my body if I had a history of hormone driven cancer.

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