Post # 1
ARGH! So it ONLY just occured to me that my period falls EXACTLY on the day before my wedding, hence wedding night = won’t just involve me+hubby but also the lady with the red flag (ew terrible analogy i know)
Naturally this is very undesirable especially bearing in mind I am of a more ‘generous’ flow.
I just started taking the pill this month, as I heard you can avoid the period already by continiously taking the pill(not stopping for 7 days)…However since I am getting married March 11, will this actually stop my period from coming? And even if it does, will I still be at a higher threshold for the pill not working as a contraceptive means?
Sorry if I sound like a bit of a ditz but I just keep getting confused as I heard about ‘break through’ bleeding or something?
Anyways any info would be super appreciated:)
Post # 3
Just skip the 7 placebo pills, and go right to your next pack. It does work, I didn’t get my period for three years. When you are on BC you aren’t getting a real period anyway because you are not ovulating. I think the bleeding is called withdrawl bleeding or something.
Post # 4
It depends on the type of hormone you are taking. Delaying your period works best with pills that are monophasic — have the same amount of hormones in every pill. Call your doctor and ask. I had the same problem – I realized a few months ago that my period & wedding weekend would be the same, so I had my Dr. switch me to a pill that I could take every day for 3 months & skip my period (like seasonique or seasonel, lybrel). Just remember that you still might have breakthrough bleeding.
Post # 5
Call your doctor. With many pills, you can skip your period by not taking the placebos and instead starting your next pack. With others, it won’t work and will completely screw up your cycle (that happened to a friend of mine).
I was scheduled to start my period the day of our wedding, so I just skipped the placebo pills and was fine.
Post # 6
Even if you’re not on a monophasic pill, skipping the placebos and going right through will still switch your cycle, you just might get some breakthrough bleeding in January/Feb (whenever your cycle is). Unless you’re on Natazia or something, which is much more complicated. Otherwise don’t worry, and be glad you figured it out this far in advance. This way, you can have your period the week before the wedding and then have three free weeks of newlywed time!
Post # 7
Okay I worked for a ob/gyn and you can definitely skip the sugar pills and start a new pack the day after you finsh your old pack. (meaning when you are suppose to take the sugar pills take the first pill of a new pack that day instead of the pills) you should be fine and you period will not come now when it is time for it to come the next month let it come do not keep doing this because you will then begin to spot. So just do it for the first month for you wedding then after that go back to taking it normally. This should not increase you chance of getting pregnant by doing this.
Post # 8
I don’t know about the pill but almost immediately after getting the DEPO shot my period went away almost completely… its like… spotting once every like… 8 months. Its great.