Post # 1
I’ve always been irregular, but during the past year I was keeping track of my period and it was arriving around the middle of the month, every month. Sometimes on the 13th, sometimes on the 18th, but staying right around there.
Then in December I got my period on the 27th. And today is the 27th and I got my period today. My wedding? Next month, on the 27th.
The universe is conspiring to make me get my period on the day of the wedding. GAH!!!
I can’t take birth control pills because they give me migraines. I get really bad cramps the first day of the period (I’m curled up on the couch right now in a lot of pain), and I also get really bloated. I’m going to feel miserable during the wedding!
There’s no other way of moving a period, right? Only the pill?
Post # 3
Nope no way of moving your period unless you are on hormonal birth control and even then you can get breakthrough bleeding and spotting. You might want to start taking Advil or another NSAID a few days before your period starts so that it is in your system before your cramps start up really badly.
Post # 4
I feel your pain!
I had my period the week of my wedding, and as fate had it, we honeymooned three weeks later and I got it again at the end of that.
Just be sure to avoid stuff like sodas and drinking water actually does help me a lot. It’s not fun, but it’s not the end of the world =)
Post # 5
@MissAsB — Advil! Good idea!! Thanks, I definitely will.
@krissycake — Oh no, period before the wedding and during the honeymoon? That sounds very annoying! And if drinking lots of water helps, I’ll make sure to drink plenty 🙂
Post # 6
LOL – OK, sorry not laughing at you, but you sound just like me a few months ago! Mine is usually around mid-month as well, but for some freaky dumb reason my body went ape-crap in October and I started on the 2nd (lots of stress I think) and I was FREAKING out!!! I had intentionally planned my wedding so I wouldn’t be on it during that time and BAM! Just like that… I was hysterical and even cried about it to (now) hubby!
As it turned out, I ended up starting on like the 30th or the 1st, so there were still a few days in there before my actually wedding, and most of the bad stuff had stopped by then. But yeah, I totally understand where you’re coming from.
Post # 7
That happened to me too! But it started before the wedding and stopped the day of, so it wasn’t so bad. I was mostly glad it went away for the honeymoon!!
Post # 8
you could try the birth control shot (Depo Provera) – when I had it I stopped getting my period. You get one shot and it lasts 3 months
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club
Oh no! What strength of BC were you taking that gave you migraines? Could you try a lower dose possibly?
Post # 10
Ugh..sorry that is happening to you!
As crazy as it sounds, one of the reasons I picked my wedding date is because I won’t have my period for it..for for the two weeks of the honeymoon..the pill makes it easier though b/c I pretty much know when I am going to get it down to the hour!
I would look into the shot though if you really don’t want to deal with it!
Post # 11
@ azula – about the depo shot. I would do some research on that before you took it just to stop your period. That shot is famous for causing weight gain, and that is something you DEFINATELY do not want especially on your wedding!!! The period would be MUCH better to deal with than the several lbs of weight that shot would put on you.
Post # 12
I don’t think I’ll be trying the shot. It’s hormones, right? Like the pill but different mix/concentration? If so, it would probably give me migraines too.
@msbuttons — I don’t remember exactly what brand or dosage it was, since it was a few years ago, but I do remember that it was supposed to be a “mini pill” with very low dosage. I’ve had migraines since I was 9 years old, but the short time that I was on the pill was horrible with daily migraines.
My current neuro treatment isn’t being too effective at preventing migraines, so I’ll start seeing a new neurologist soon (I made the appointment months ago, and now I have about a week left to the appt). Once I start a new treatment, one that actually works, I may be able to get on the pill, possibly a very low-dose one, but that depends on the neurologist and the migraine treatment. But, that won’t happen in time for the wedding!
All I can do now is hope for the period to arrive a couple days earlier or a couple days later, I guess 🙁 Maybe as the pre-wedding stress intensifies, the period will get scared away for a few extra days? Sigh…
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
You could always get a… iPad!
Hahahhaa, okay, sorry, I’ll go now.
Post # 14
@ azula – yes, it is hormones as well.
@ spaniel – LOL
Post # 15
@spaniel — LOL! Did that come out today? I haven’t had a chance to browse the tech blogs yet, I feel so out of the loop!
(did they really name it iPad? oh lordy)
Post # 16
So I figured I probably should post an update here, because things turned out good, lol. I got my period two days before the wedding! It was a HUGE relief!! I was still on it during the wedding but on the trailing end, so it wasn’t as bad as I feared!