(Closed) starting birth control to skip period for wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I might not be the best to answer as I’ve been on BCP in some form since I was 18.  However, I’ve skipped my period before and never had an issue.  I would think that you would have enough time between now and your wedding to have success.  Good luck!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That’s bad timing! πŸ™  You might want to try doing it once before the wedding time to make sure it works.  Good luck!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

A lot of people (like myself) “stack” pills one next to each other so then have less periods each year. my doctor recommended the method to me. your body should be regulated by then and you shouldn’t notice any difference when you skip the period for your wedding.

but of course, if you have any specific questions or concerns, talk to your doctors. I can’t offer you professional advice

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

So I just wanted to note before saying this that I Am in no way a medical professional but decided to go to my doctor with the exact same question you are asking.  The only difference is that I have been on BC for a long time!

My doctor’s suggestion to me was exactly what you are talking about.  Go through your pack, skip your sugar pills and start the next pack.  Being a very serious planner that I am, I figured i would try it once beforehand and it worked just fine and I Am back on schedule since then.  So I think its probably ok for you but like the last poster, I would definately do a trial run because all of our bodies are different. 

Hope that helps πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Yea, I’m suprised the doctor didn’t say to go ahead and skip the placebo this month (or next month) so that by the time October rolls around, your body will be regulated. I would call your doctor again and tell him/her this just to make sure. Ask your doctor what side effects may be for skipping the placebo and possible bleed-throughs as well. I just don’t want you to have any surprises πŸ™‚

EDIT: I’m not a doctor that’s why I’m advising you to ask yours. I always ask tons of questions when I’m switching something so I know all the details. They probably get annoyed, but oh well!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

obviously everybody is different, but I think you’ll be ok even without a test run. Remember, bc pills are hormones, which basically trick your body into thinking its pregnant. And even you take a break every 21 days you are not actually having a true period, it just gives  your body flush out old tissue. Honestly, if you take extra pills, you body won’t notice. Because your body isn’t actually one a monthly cycle,  its totally artificial. From what I know, people tend to experience spotting when they have skipped several periods and their bodies need to flush out again (or when they forget to take their pill). but you shouldn’t have a full period if you’re taking your pills consistently at the same time each day.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am on BC and have been since I was 20. I have never tried to skip a period. But I realized I was suppose to get my period during our honeymoon so I started strategically planning my BC and skipped in December and then just skipped last month. It has now gotten me to 2 weeks after the honeymoon! perfeccct!

I had great luck with it, but I would suggest you do it now and not wait till that month beacuse some girls have still kind of had a period even though they were skipping.

So go ahead and try to skip next month. Also, get a calendar and plan it out and see which month you need ti skip.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@bhs133: she is just starting BC. it takes time to regulate your body and be fully effective as a birth control (ideally at least 3 months). 

@rcamps123:  remember, talk to your dr if you want to try skipping earlier. we’ren not professionals and we don’t know your medical history.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I avoided this whole issue by picking my wedding date on a week I knew I wouldn’t have my period! Well lets just hope my body stays on this schedule for the next year! πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

ALL of my friends who got married this year (yes, its wedding season for us) were going to have their (p) either On their wedding day or honeymoon, talk about bad timing- this includes me, and I am totally skipping it, I have never done it, but all 3 of them assures me that it works perfectly fine πŸ™‚

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