(Closed) My period is screwed up and there’s less than 2 months til the wedding. Argh!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Did YOUR menstrual cycle go crazy before the wedding?
    Yes, but usually my cycle is predictable : (3 votes)
    21 %
    Yes, but my cycle is generally unpredictable anyhow : (6 votes)
    43 %
    No, my cycle stayed the same. : (4 votes)
    29 %
    Other (please explain) : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 4
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Stress can mess up your cycle and I’m guessing with 2 months to go, you’re stressed. 🙂 I don’t really have any helpful advice, because I know being told to calm down is annoying! If you do end up being on your period on your wedding day, it’s doesn’t have to be the end of the world. Throw a towel down or discover the joys of shower sex!

    ETA: It may not be too late to go on BC. If that’s a route you’re comfortable with, maybe consult with your doctor. My period was regulated with the first pack of pills, but of course everyone’s different.

    Post # 5
    10572 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’ve heard of many bees having messed up periods due to stress.  For me I’ve been on BCP for years, but sometimes things still go off for me.  Luckily, I had no issues for my wedding.  I do remember being really annoyed when I got spotting the day before my sister’s wedding though.

    As to what you can do I don’t know of many options.  You could talk to your doctor about starting birth control.  I’ve also taken progestone for a while (for medical reasons).  That will cause you to bleed while taking it so hopefully when you go off you would be back to your normal schedule, just shifted to avoid the wedding.  Really though, you and your doctor need to decide if it’s worthwhile taking some form of hormones to avoid having your period on your wedding.

    I have much sympathy for all the bees who have to deal with hormone issues around their wedding date!

    Post # 6
    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Were you planning on going on BC after the wedding anyways?  If so, now would be a good time to get started anyways.  They usually take a week or two to become effective for PG-prevention, so it will be nice to not have to use back-up protection on your wedding night.  There are several pills out there that allow you to “skip” periods, so that might be something to look into.  I’m on Loestrin 24 Fe and haven’t had a period in 2 yrs (verified with OB/GYN that it’s okay).  I wouldn’t wait much longer, but you’ve still got time.

    Post # 7
    5405 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I don’t think bcp are good for people really. I had a lot of problems on them and synthetic hormones aren’t a great idea long term in my opinion. BUT if you are comfortable with them you could try starting and just skip your period week of pills. You should talk to your ob.

    Post # 8
    1431 posts
    Bumble bee

    my period lasted for 2 weeks which it never has done before (stress!) and thank God it stopped the day before.  Expect crazy things if your not on the pill!

    Post # 9
    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Not near the wedding yet, but my cycle has been CRAZY lately. I used to be fairly regular (I never kept too much track before I went on BC, but I knew when I was late). Went on BC, was regular as clockwork (duh), came off & was regular as clockwork for about a year-ish, and then all of a sudden my cycle started kicking my ass! : ( It started by lengthening by 2-4 days, then regular again for a couple months, then took an extra two weeks to show up (FUH-REAK-OUT!), and at one point I got my period THREE TIMES in a 28-day cycle.

    I think it might have something to do with having gained so much weight since HS. : / Boo-hiss.

    Post # 10
    30 posts
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t have any suggestions, but know that you aren’t alone! My cycle is typically 30-32 days, but in March I had a random 26 day cycle. So now it looks like I’ll start on the wedding day instead of a week after…BOO! I already let Fiance know that this is a possibility and we’re both crossing our fingers that stress will either make me early or late 🙂

    Post # 12
    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Ugh I am having the same problem! I’m not doing hormones, and my normally nice cycle got all jacked up and now I’m looking at probably being on day 1-2 on my wedding day. I am really hoping I stress out and mess it up again!

    Post # 13
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m having the same problem right now. Between all the different stresses, it’s been very hard to time. I won’t go back on BC – I’ve tried several different brands and all mess with me emotionally, plus there’s the potential for weight gain, etc. I’m just hoping it works out.

    I did tell Fiance I might have it wedding night. He was like “Meh, don’t worry about it.”

    Post # 14
    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    So, what the plan for wedding night “activities” if you do have it? I haven’t decided yet whether we’ll go for it or not… what REALLY sucks is we’ve been waiting!

    Post # 15
    831 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Try not to stress about it.  It is what it is. You will still be married even if you decide not to have sex that night.  I get being disappointed though, especially if you’ve been waiting. But it’s out of your control.

    Not sure exactly what your issues were, but I know what you are saying about not being able to adjust to the pill. I’m not on it now (I have multiple problems when I’m on it), but I’ve been on it twice before. It takes me at least 2 full months for my parts to get in sync. Each time (2 different pills) I was on it I had breakthrough bleeding for the first 2 cycles which was almost as bad as a period at times. Ugh – who wants to deal with that right before your wedding?

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