Post # 1
Hi bees. I didn’t plan my wedding around my menstrual cycle and REALLY don’t want to be uncomfortable on my wedding day (or night…I have a lot of kick ass lingerie, dammit, and that’s the only discomfort I want).
I’m on the pill and have several months supply handy thanks to moving countries and a rad doctor, so I’m wondering if I should do ye olde skip the period trick by skipping the sugar pills.
A quick online search said there are zero risks to this.
Am I being totally crazy or is anyone else gonna do this/considering doing this??
Tampons are REALLY uncomfy for me and can you imagine a pad (it would have to be a pad) on wedding day? Let alone wedding night!!! Fiance doesn’t mind if I’m on but my nice white lingerie will!
Post # 3
Do it. It’s safe, but you might get some spotting anyway. Keep a panty liner or two handy and you’ll be golden!
Post # 4
A lot of girls on here do it actually. I no longer get a monthly period (since the period on the pill is just withdrawal bleeding anyway and not a real period).
PS – I would skip a period or two now instead to move your cycle so you don’t risk breakthrough bleeding (it could be as heavy as a period).
Post # 5
I do it ALL the time. I hate my period. So I only have one every 3 months using the skip method. Doctor says there is nothing wrong with it, insurance just won’t pay for the seasonal pills. I say go for it. You’ll be glad you did.
Post # 6
Not crazy. I shift my period all the time anywhere from the 4-6 weeks of active pills depending on if I feel like dealing with a period yet or not. I also start my pack on Saturdays so that I only get it from tue – friday and my weekends are always period free.
Post # 7
Wow, thank you bees 🙂 I feel a lot less crazy! I think I definitely will. Mine, despite being on the pill forever, is always a bit unpredictable so hopefully it won’t be too early to stop this time! 3 1/2 weeks to go and it’s just finished the other day so wish me luck cutting it off early!!!
It won’t mess with effectiveness, right? We’re not quite TTC yet!!!
Post # 8
I do it all the time! I love the pill for that reason, as well as others!
Post # 9
I think you should go for it. My gyno actually recommended that I skip my sugar pills monthly (health issues) – so I think you should be okay. It’s great not having to worry about having your period, esp. while wearing an expensive white dress.
Post # 10
@hana.schmitt: Nope it doesn’t hurt effectiveness at all.
Post # 11
You might not have time to, but try it out first to see how your body responds. My body will not be deterred from having a period. When I have tried to skip I got the worst cramps of my life and spotting for a whole month. Not fun! But not everyone is like me, and it sounds like some peeps can do it successfully!
Post # 12
I did this last week (didn’t fully skip my period, just put it off a couple of days) and while my period didn’t come then, I got the same cramps. So just be prepared for that, and maybe carry some Midol with you.
Post # 13
I skipped my period for the wedding/honeymoon too. I started skipping about 3 months before the wedding to minimize the chances of breakthru bleeding. It’s totally fine!
Post # 14
I skip the sugar pill for 4-6months at a time. Dr recommended it due to my heavy periods and my bad reaction to Seasonique.
Post # 15
I’m not sure if I will get my period during my wedding. I didn’t care to schedule around it either. Sometimes my period varies each month when it starts, but IF I have my period around my wedding I will go on the pill so I don’t get my period or force it to happen on a different date by starting my pill AFTER my period.
Post # 16
I have been doing this for about 8 months now – and I don’t miss aunt flo one bit!!!! My obgyn said there’s absolutely no risk and she even does it herself! Warning, though, the first month I tried it I bled anyway, so be prepared in case this happens to you. By the second set of inactive pills, my period was a distant memory!! Good luck!