(Closed) TMI Warning-Period help!

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
Member
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
Member
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
Member
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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 # 8
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wow sounds like you are one of the lucky ones not getting side effects!

Post # 10
Member
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

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.

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