(Closed) Skipping my period for the wedding

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  Our wedding isn’t until June, but I was trying to offset my cycle now, in case I needed another try at it. I’m taking Loestrin, and so far, so good. I’m a week into the extra pack.

  Were you consistent with taking your pill at the exact same time? I noticed that was a problem for me when I was trying to skip a cycle a few years back. I had to really watch the timing of taking my medicine.

  You could also call your doctor or OB/GYN if you have one. They may be able to give you some better advice.

Post # 4
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was on loestrin when I got married, and tried to skip my period, but I still had some spotting even though I  took my pill at the same time every day. It depends on the person and the pill. I wonder if you could try a different brand.

Post # 5
1114 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m assuming that the pills you’re on are a 28 day cycle with 21 days of sugar pills then 7 days of placebos. If so, you should have a period coming up in a few weeks but before your wedding. If you skip your next period (the one before the wedding), then that should move your other period up (the one expected during your wedding) by a week. You’ll still have spotting with the one before your wedding, but shouldn’t have anything during your wedding….

Post # 6
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

If you still have 9 weeks try to adjust your next cycle instead of skipping during your wedding.  I tried to skip the week on my gyn’s advice, and ended up spotted heavily – I probably should have just tried to force it a week early rather than try to skip it.

Post # 7
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

So this is probably terrible advice as far as your health goes lol… but what I have always done if my body and my social life dont line up is stop taking the birth control a week early so that i can be done and over with my period before whatever event is taking place (vacations, formals ect). then I feel even better and dont have pms for weeks on end a spoting..

ps- i also back up my BC with condoms just incase while this is going on.. and start the new cycle of birthcontrol right away.. as in one cycle will be a three week bc cycle and the next one will start just as soon as my periods finished,

Post # 8
1542 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Try to cut the pills early so you’ll bleed before the wedding and hopefully be done by the wedding day.

You can also cut the pills now so you’ll be on schedule the month before the wedding, just to make sure the hormones don’t mess with your mood.

Post # 9
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Coffee cup:  I agree that since you are spotting, you might just want to not take the last week of active pills.  You need to follow the instructions for the next package to make sure you are fully protected from pregnancy though!

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