Post # 1
So after doing calculations I will have my period for my wedding day. Of course I do not want my period for tha day, I mean white dress does not mix with that!!! I have heard that you can skip the placebo pills in your pill pack and start a new pack to skip it. Has anyone tried doing this before? Does it work? And does it have any other side effects?
Post # 2
I’ve done it but it makes me extra hormonal and extra cranky.
Post # 3
mv9807: Talk with your doctor before you take medical advice from strangers on the internet.
It can be done but some women don’t skip their period – they just have one prolonged spell of weeks of spotting.
There are many old threads on this topic if you care to do a search.
Post # 4
Speak with your doctor to make a plan. There are options for this.
My periods are pretty regular, and I was meant to have mine on my wedding day. I temp so I know when I ovulate (and therefore can predict each cycle when my period will start), and that cycle I ovulated very late. My period came three days after my wedding. It must have been the stress of planning that delayed it that month. I was very grateful. This is just to say, you never know what will happen between now and then.
Post # 5
I did it two month before my wedding. I ended up spotting for 2-3 weeks, made myself have my next period, and I was all set for my wedding/honeymoon.
Post # 6
There are some kinds of birth control like seasonique that are 3 month cycles. Maybe you could talk to your dr about this?
Post # 7
I was due 2 days after my wedding and I did not want the added stress of pms on and before my wedding day so I took progesterone tablets for two weeks only to delay one of my periods (3 months before my wedding) and essentially “reset” my cycle. The doctor advised me to go on the pill and just skip the sugar pills (where you have your period) and essentially skip the period altogether. However I have never been on the pill so did not want to be messing around too much.
I do agree you should seek the advice of your GP but I think since you are already on the pill missing your period altogether sounds like a good option.
Post # 8
I’ve definitely done this. Was going camping with a boyfriend’s parents for a week and was going to get my period. No thanks! Obviously, talk to your doctor, but when I asked mine, she was just like “sure, that should work fine.”
Post # 9
Done it many times with no issues.
Post # 10
mv9807: Okay, i hope this doesn’t sound weird since I don’t have all the details yet. My mom’s doc prescriber her some estrogen pill that delayes her period. She takes it about 2-3 days prior to her expected period and takes one daily till she doesnt mind it coming back. She has tracked this for about 6 months and it works like a charm.
I have an appointment with mine tomorrow so I can confirm I am good to take this prior to my wedding in a couple of weeks. I will let you know what she says.
Post # 11
I used to do it quite frequently when I was on the pill. Had no issues.
Post # 12
I did this past November when I was going on vacation and didn’t want to have my period and I had no issues!
Post # 13
I find that if I delay it for a week it’s okay. My doctor had suggested I skip periods altogether because of some side effects I get on my period and in the 3rd pill packet I started spotting and didn’t stop until after I just let myself have a period. So to be safe, if I were you I’d try to adjust my cycle over the next couple of months so if you ARE going to spot/have other side effects, it’s like in the months before your wedding, not on the day.
Post # 14
My doctor lets me take Mine for three months in a row. So like others said just see what your doc thinks! No issues for me