(Closed) Avoiding Period

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Member
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

What worked really well for me given lots of advance timing, which you have, was to skip one or two placebo pills every month for a while (giving 5 or 6 placebo days rather than 7) such that the timing was where I wanted it by wedding day.. It would be fine to skip all the placebos one month (or on-going even if you want) but I personally have major issues with breakthrough bleeding if I do that. I found that just skipping one or two every month for a while was a great way to ensure wedding/honeymoon were period-free, without breakthrough bleeding.

Post # 4
Member
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@melissalee2003: Skipping your period is completey fine and safe. I suffer from horrible cramps/cysts/you name it, and my doctor encourages me to skip it as much as I need to because I can not deal with the pain. To skip your period, all you do is start a new pack of pills the day after you finish the last regular pill in your pack. Don’t take one sugar pill, just start the next one. You don’t need to do it a few times for it to work, it should be fine just doing it for the wedding night month, but you can test it out if you’re worried.

Just make sure you take a pill that has the same horomone level throughout the month to avoid getting your period anyway. I tried to skip it when I was on a pill that was different colors each week, to indicate the different levels, and I got my period anyway.

PM if you have any more questions! Good luck!

Post # 5
Hostess
18641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would only do this by skipping the placebo pills, not the active pills.  But do it now, because there is a risk of spotting which you don’t want close to your wedding.  I don’t get a BC period anymore, they are actually just withdrawal bleeding and not a real period so they aren’t really necessary.

Post # 6
Member
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You don’t want to skip active pills.

You can skip the dummy pills and start a new pack at that point.

 

Example:

Normally: (numbers are pill packs, x’s are dummy pills)

1111111
1111111
1111111
xxxxxxx
2222222
2222222
2222222
xxxxxxx 

Do this instead:

1111111
1111111
1111111
2222222
2222222
2222222
xxxxxxx 

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