Post # 1
So, I did the math and I’m due to get my monthly gift the day before my wedding. Yes, that is right ladies…the day before! UGGHH! My cycle is like clockwork so it will be dead on. I cant even imagine trying to deal with PMS or my period during that time. I will be a emotional, tired, bloated mess! Not to mention, my white dress!
Here’s the deal, I just got off the pill last month. Fiance and I are not planning to get pregnant after the big day, but if it happens, it happens. The wedding is June 12, I don’t think I have enough time to go back on the pill to try and “curb” it. Plus, my hormones might be all over the place! I think I might be screwed 🙁
Has anyone else dealt with this before or having this problem? Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
if you want to try the pill, i think you still have time to curb it! what a bummer 🙁
Post # 4
You might have enough time to go back on the pill and regulate it but it might not be worth it if you don’t really want to be on the pill. Are you sure it isn’t a little mixed up because you just went off the pill? If not, just go with it. Put a towel down and just ignore it!
Post # 5
OMG I am dealing with the same thing! I started on the 20th this month, my wedding is 8/21! I am going to ask my gyno what can be done, but bc makes me crazy and I don’t want to go on it again.
I am planning on some ibuprofen, spanx, and super tampons!
Post # 6
Ugh, that’s so annoying. As it stands today, I’m set to be on the last day of my period on my wedding day. I’m not so worried as far as fun time goes, but my dress is HUGE, and I’m worried about being able to attend to the issue without assistance holding it out of the way. I’m hoping to be able to adjust with my pills…
Post # 7
If I actually manage to stick to the schedule, I’ll be midway through the visitor on the wedding day. If I get off schedule, which happens often, who knows. I’m not thrilled about the thought of dealing with it on the wedding day, let alone having PMS right at the end of the wedding planning/prepping! I talked to Fiance about it, but since we want to TTC starting right after the wedding, we know BC wouldn’t be a good option. He understands. It is what it is – I can’t control with Mother Nature – and he’s very understanding of that.
Post # 8
I’ve heard good things about that DivaCup on here, but I’ve never tried it. Maybe visit a doctor and see if they think it’s a good idea to go on the pill now?
Post # 9
ARGH! i didn’t even think about this issue… i will have to sit down tonight and work out when mine will come…. hopefully it’s before or after… actually i’d prefer before… dont want it on the honeymoon LOL…. if its too close i’m just going to skip my red pills so i don’t get it
Post # 10
I think your doctor can prescribe you something to hold off your period even when you are not on the pill, but I’m not sure if you’d still have bloating/pms? Can you see your doctor and ask what they think?
Post # 11
A big yes on the DivaCup – 12 hours of no worrying! It’s great – I wish I had started using one sooner. Lots of 5 star reviews on amazon. Sorry I don’t have suggestions on the associated misery, other than a couple of aleve in the morning and another 12 hours later. Or skip the birth control placebo pills. There’s also something like a divacup that’s disposable but you can use during sex without the mess – it’s call the Instead – I haven’t tried it.
Post # 12
If I were you I would get back on the pill. Most of the time the side effects only occur for a month. Or at least that is how it went for me and my friends. Though if you’re anything like me the pill kills almost all of your desire.
Post # 13
I only get mine 3x a year and i am set to get it the week before my wedding! I am going to do a little pill adjustments and get it a little earlier. I was thinking about going off the pill before the wedding but decided not to for this exact reason! I decided to wait until after the honeymoon. And as my DR. pointed out…so you go off the pill and accidentally get pregnant before the wedding..no big deal, right…except not you can’t drink and there is a chance you wont feel well on your wedding day! I say, try the pill and reset it!
Post # 14
to be honest i have never done it during my period but here is a link for you http://www.epigee.org/menstruation/sex.html
Post # 15
Thank you all for your advice! I got off the pill because I have been on it forever and I’m sick of putting all those hormones in my body. Since being off it, my sex drive is back (WOOHOO) and I don’t feel so anxious. Plus, I don’t have insurance and the pill I was on was very expensive.
Like I said, we want to start a family after the wedding and are living by the motto, “if it happens, it happens.” I called my doc today and left a message to see if there is anything I can do to curb mother nature. I’m sure Fiance and I will fun either way, but my fear is dealing with the PMS part. We will see what he says!
Post # 16
I would totally curb that bad boy with hormones. If anything, you could take some stuff back to back to help move it back a week, which could be doable in the next few months. The PMS, the bloat, the moodiness…ugh, not what you want to be dealing with.