Post # 17
you don’t mention whether or not you’re on some kind of birth control. if you’re not, i don’t think there’s much you can do besides just hope for the best. if you are on birth control, like many others you can just skip the placebo pills and shift your cycle up or back. i’m on a triphasic pill [ortho-tricyclin lo] and my doc has said if i wanted i could just skip the placebos and start a new pack if i wanted to change my cycle, which i’ve done plenty of times with no ill effects . but everyone is different so i’d talk to your ob-gyn first. good luck!
Post # 18
Rather than skipping the pills I suggest moving your period up ( so you get it BEFORE the wedding). you can skip last couple of pills on your pack (2-3) and/or shorten the 7 day sugar pill period ( aka, only take four sugar pills and start a new pack). This requires a bit of "planning" ( one month ahead) but it works fine. I do it for vacation ( nobody needs period in the Caribbean).
If you are not on the pill I think just hope for the best ( sadly). I heart red wine somehow makes it start sooner and lemon makes it stop sooner so I guess you can jug red in weeks leading to wedding, but the results ( other than drunken bride) are not guaranteed.
Post # 19
I am on Lybrel. It is a pill that you take every day, with no placebos. While there is a chance you have breakthough bleeding, I have had none in 8+ months I have been on it. It is like Depo Provera in the sense that you have no periods except when you experience breakthrough bleeding, but without the weight gain that Depo has. I LOVE it. I love not having periods. The only problem is that it is new and has no generic. Worth every penny, though.
I used to be on Ortho Evra (the patch), which was great too, if you don’t mind wearing a bandaid for a week. You can skip your period on that too by applying a new patch on the week you usually don’t wear a patch. My doctor said this was alright, but of course, check with yours first.
Post # 20
Here’s how the website explains what Lybrel does:
LYBREL is a birth control pill that delivers the same low dose of hormones every day. As with other birth control pills, it prevents pregnancy by suppressing ovulation. But when you take LYBREL, the lining of your uterus does not undergo the changes needed for menstruation and, therefore, you do not have regular menstrual periods or a pill period.
Post # 21
It looks like I’m going to have my period on my wedding day (next month). I can’t go on the pill for medical reasons, so does anyone have any non-BC related suggestions for pushing my period forward or backward? I would really rather not be broken out and bloated if there’s any way to avoid it…
Post # 22
I just got married- and had (eh-em) an uninvited guest show up……
I just popped Tylenol all day long- every 4 hours – I get pretty bad cramps and that was my biggest concern.
And It helped immensley. and I was so freakin’ happy all day that I pretty much forgot about it.
Post # 22
so I just skip a couple brown pills and start the white pills and it’ll push my period a few days ahead my Vaca n wedding?
Post # 23
I read through all of these comments, particularly the ones about messing with your birth control pills and the cycle, & I just do not feel comfortable messing with medical processes like that, lol worse, what if I get pregnant by accident because I tried to defy science? So, because I am set to have my period on my wedding night, great planning, I know, I have prepared my fiance for it and he is totally fine with it. There are a lot of options and you do not have to not do things you want to do lol anyway, you are marrying this person for a reason, so everything should be great! Don’t be afraid to talk to him!