Post # 32
One thing I haven’t seen mentioned here yet is the option of a Diva Cup. I’ve never used them before, but they are menstrual cups that work differently than tampons. According to the site, you can have sex while they’re in without having to worry as much about the mess. It might be worth looking into!
Post # 33
@ saramari — I use a Diva Cup, which is fantastic, but I don’t think there’s any way you could have sex with one in. Maybe you’re thinking of Instead? I know of people who have used Instead and said it works great for those purposes, but when I tried Instead, I had terrible problems with the cup slipping out of place. So I never even bothered trying sex while wearing one…could certainly be worth a try, though.
Post # 34
MelissaBegins – that’s hysterical. And so true. Even with BC I was all messed up due to my roomies in college. I actually had to stop and restart BC so that I wasn’t fighting their cycles anymore! I wonder who was leading the way on that one…
Post # 35
Just wanted to give a follow-up! I went to the la doctora yesterday and she gave me 3 months of LoSeasonique, so I’m good to go for a while on that!
I finished my last period last Wednesday (almost a week ago) and I’m not sure if I should start today with the pill, or wait until after my next period to start. Fiance is a little worried about me having the hormones in my system for longer than necessary, so had mentioned waiting until my Sept. cycle was over, but I know she mentioned break-through bleeding and spotting at the beginning. So I’m worried about only having a month of it in my system before my body thinks it’s time for another period (honeymoon week) and experiencing break-through bleeding.
I know I should have asked her yesterday, but these were questions that came up post-appointment! Have any of you used LoSeasonique? Good or bad experiences?
Thanks for all the tips – you guys have been so helpful already!
Post # 36
Sorry, I should mention that LoSeasonique is a pill that allows only 4 periods a year, therefore, if I start now and do the whole round, it will be November before I do the placebo pills and have a period again.
Post # 37
Call your doctor if you have questions!!
it does take our bodies some time to adjust though, so if you might as well start now. I would follow your doctor’s advice. If you stay on for one full 3 month cycle, then it seems like you will do 3 months anyways, so might as well start now?
I don’t understand why your Fiance is so involved in telling you what to do though.
Post # 38
Agree with Janna. Is there a reason that your Fiance is so “worried” about hormones being in your system? If he’s concerned about you actually being on BC (for religion reasons or whatever) it sorta seems like you’ve already crossed that bridge…
Post # 39
I don’t have anything new to add really, except to let you know that even if you can’t do anything about your period, it is not the end of the world! People have sex on their period all the time, it is actually really good for relieving cramps. Throw a towel down on the bed before you start, or stick to shower sex. As far as swimming, tampons realy aren’t hard to start using so maybe try them out this month and see if you can get used to them?
Post # 40
The pill worked for me and prevented me from having my period on the day of my wedding and honeymoon! If you’re heavily against using the pill, you may want to talk to your OBGYN.
Post # 41
My fiance isn’t telling me what to do, we’re just discussing options together. We’ve chosen together to not do birth control, but we’ve also realized our idea of our first week together does not involve me being on my period, thus enter the pill. One of the reasons we’re leery of BC is because I have dealt with mood swings and hormonal migraines a lot, and we’ve finally got it under control with diet and supplements, and we hesitate to throw BC into the mix, but we’re going to for the sake of enjoying our honeymoon, period-free.
Post # 42
Talk to your doctor about going on a low hormone pill like Yaz which is designed to regulate mood swings.
I used Instead like ten years ago. It’s like a rubber disk you insert that collects the flow, you could feel it against your pubic bone and it was a mess to remove. You could also feel it during intercourse. I would not recommend it.
Post # 43
As long as you’ve waited, please don’t put too much in to the first few times you have sex! While emotionally it can be a pretty big deal, physically it can be uncomfortable, painfull or just downright stressfull- it only gets better!
Post # 44
Just an FYI–I didn’t have my period on my honeymoon, but I was a virgin and bled the first 3 times we did it anyway. I would be prepared for it either way…
we started in the shower, which was a really steamy, fun and less messy start! I hope it goes well.
Post # 45
I had a similar issue two months out…I was scheduled to start my period just a few days before my wedding (which is this Saturday). I have not been on any birth control for a while and I had not planned on going on anything. I am not a virgin, so I wasn’t as concerned about our first night together as a married couple, but more the inconvenience of having my very heavy period while in my dress!! So I went on Yasmine and it has been great! I just started my 3rd pack and I have had no side effects whatsoever (previous pills have had negative side effects which is why I was no longer on one). I skipped the placebo pills out of the first month pill pack and went straight into second pill pack without period. I just had my period last week and it was very light and easy and now I’m good to go for the wedding and honeymoon!!
Best of luck to you!!