Post # 1
i use a period tracker on my iPhone and for the last 5 months it’s been pretty accurate on telling me when my period will come and I may be on my period 2-3 days after the wedding which is when we will be on honeymoon so of course i do not want it to come. ive read many posts and articles about how to skip your period by using bc and skipping pills but i want to know how fool proof is it
- did skipping the last set of pills keep your period away?
- how long in advance do you have to start taking birth control for it to work?
and if i want to skip it do i skip the last set of pills the month my period is supposed to come or the skip them the month before and that “prepares” my body for not having the period the next month?
Post # 3
If you want to skip the last set of pills (the placebo ones in a pill type that has the same dose of hormones all the time), you should do it a few cycles before the wedding to change your cycle. Otherwise, you might risk breakthrough bleeding instead of a period. I would start on a pill at least 6 months before the wedding if you want to so you have time to adjust it. If you are just starting pills, I would calculate it out so that you get your period at a different time instead of having to skip pills at all.
Post # 4
i would start taking bc now if your wedding is in may. it can cause your body to change and possibly gain more water weight. you will want to know what effects it has on your body before you get alterations done on your dress! it takes a few months to adjust to the medication.
Post # 5
I take my pill packs back to back–i don’t take the green sugar pills. I haven’t had a period in like, 4 months. But my body has acclamated to it. At first i spotted a little and after a few months of constant hormones, my body has stopped menstruating. I love it =]
Post # 6
Dammit, I managed to delete my post completely…
Hi date twin! Yeah start taking pill now to give you time to get used to it before messing around with it! Skipping a period works perfectly well, once your body settles into the rhythm of the pill you can sit down with the calendar and plan it properly.
Post # 7
ok bees. i think i will start it very soon!
i have been on many types of bc before and never had any side efffects including weight gain. i was even on depo before and was relieved to not gain weight,
thanks for the info!
Post # 8
Wow sounds like you are one of the lucky ones not getting side effects!
Post # 9
MissAsB i know i was so relieved. i was even able to lose weight while on depo!
i know there are different types of birth controls. 2 of which are monophasic with 1 type of hormone and triphasic with 3 types of hormones…does this matter in picking which to use?
Post # 10
I agree with MissAsB because you probably will get some breakthrough bleeding if you go longer than the 3 weeks. I’m on the 3-month BC and it is totally awesome and perfect for me but the first year of it I had some breakthrough bleeding. It’s not much at all, but it’s enough to be obnoxious and it’s different amounts for everyone so who knows what it would be like for you.
I would start BC as soon as you possibly can because it can take a while to find one that works for you. I work at a counseling center and the first thing I ask new female clients who report new problems of depression or anger is to talk to their doc about BC. 75% of the time the reason that they came to the counseling center is resolved by switching or going off of BC.