Post # 1
so I’m 34, have never been on birth control, so couldnt skip pills. I’m always late so I wasn’t slated to get my period for the wedding. THEN….two months ago it started coming early. The first two days are horrible for me……cramps that nothing will touch and heavy flow. Well here we are two days before my wedding and I haven’t gotten it, but my chest hurts and I know it’s coming. Like surprised I didn’t get it yesterday. Now I’m worried….does anyone who has had it on wedding day chim in? Anything that’s worked for cramps, bloating, etc…. And how the heck do I manage bathroom issues on day of? Sorry if tmi, but I plan on using both a tampon and pad. Ughhhh, my poor fiancé! And the worst is I just feel so sick during it, that functioning can be hard 🙁
thanks ffir or your help!
Post # 2
I didn’t have it on my wedding day, but I did during my honeymoon. It didn’t suck nearly as much as I thought–I just loaded up on tylenol and advil and kept myself medicated the whole time.
If I were you, I’d get an appointment with my family doc today or tomorrow, explain the situation, and get that super-strength ibuprofen they can prescribe (idk what it’s called). Or, some kind of good Rx painkiller you’ve used in the past and trust. If you can’t get that, I was told by my doc years ago that you can alternate between tylenol and advil every 2 hours–that way, you don’t overdose on either one. For the bloating, I swear by good old fashioned Gas-X (maximum dose). I think some people take Midol or something else with caffeine in it, but caffeine sometimes hurts my stomach especially if I’m nervous.
As for the bathroom, that’s what Mom, sisters, and bridesmaids/best friends are for! I had a ginormous dress and I took 2 BM’s, one on each side, to hold my dress up while I did my business. Buy the maximum absorbent tampons and a pad or pantiliner.
This really sucks!! I’m sorry – hope this helps!
Post # 3
I feel for you, I really do. I the same way and some people just don’t understand what it’s like. I take a day off work probably every other month because I am a total zombie.
I’ll say a prayer for you. my best coping mechanisms are tea, sleep and being close to a restroom, so I’m sorry I can’t really be of any help. But know I will be thinking of you. Try stressing a little bit and see if you can delay it by a day. congratulations on your wedding! I’m sure you will get through it.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
Coastiewife: That sucks so much. I am also expecting my period for my wedding in October (I stopped taking birth control five years ago). Make sure to have some good tampons with panty liners. Load up on extra strength Midol (really helps with bloating) and keep hydrated which also helps with bloating. Maybe have some pepto or immodium on stand-by? I heard raspberry tea helps a lot somehow with relieving the length and how badly things are (haven’t tried it myself). I get headaches for three days straight with my period so I really feel for you. Here is to hoping for the best.
Post # 5
Do your own research on this, I’m not a doctor etc etc etc…
but there is an herb called Shepherds Purse and you can get it in tincture form at a health food store. It has been used to stop uterine bleeding for centuries by midwives, it did miraculous stuff for me when I was at my wits end after spotting for months straight (Post IUD insertion). Worked like a charm. Take one dropperful in a shot glass with some water 3 times a day.
It might delay or lighten your period. It might not. But it wont hurt you so long as you don’t swallow the whole bottle at once.
Post # 6
Coastiewife: I’m sorry, this is literally mi biggest fear when it comes to my wedding day. I usually do a warm pad on my stomach, chamomille tea and Midol.
I don’t even wear tampons but I applaud you on the decision of wearing both. Let your Maid/Matron of Honor and mom know so that they can bring you a chair when needed, etc.
Post # 8
Coastiewife: Get a diva cup. That will solve your heavy flow issues and you won’t have to change it the entire day. They sell them at Whole Foods and other health food-type stores.
Post # 9
See your doctor. There is a tablet called norethisterone which you can take three times a day to delay your period. It does not act as contraception, but it is a hormonal tablet. It’s not a long term thing, you just stop taking it when you’re ready for your period to come! Your doctor will advise if this is suitable for you or not 🙂
Post # 10
Coastiewife: i went off BCP 4 months before wedding beacause we were going to TTC right away. i was expecting AF the monday after my wedding. instead it came on friday. my wedding was saturday and my second day is always my heaviest flow. i was upset but there was nothing i could do. i was worried but everything was fine for me.
i don’t really bloat so i don’t had any advice. just take some ibprophen, midol, etc or whatever you take. don’t eat salty foods. drink plenty of water.
my girls were the best, they helped me in the bathroom when i needed to change my tampon. what are friends for, right?
best advice i got in going to the bathroom with a wedding dress was the face the wall and squat over it. it worked perfectly.
Post # 11
kb7: Diva cups might require a little experimenting AFAIK. I would stick with tampons on your wedding day unless you want to try a brand new fix.
Post # 12
I use diva cup and even on my first time, no leaks. If you are worried, diva cup + a no wing pad to stop your worries. You can go about your day without emptying it for at least 6 hours (heavy flow).