(Closed) What to do when your period is scheduled on your WEDDING DAY?!?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: What would you do if your period was coming on your wedding?
    Reschedule!! This is just too much to handle in one day! : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Suck it up and deal. Pop open a bottle of Midol. Your wedding night plans will just have to wait. : (16 votes)
    14 %
    Prepare by manipulating birth control pills to alter the date of your cycle : (78 votes)
    70 %
    GO FOR IT! The hotel better get a new set of sheets ready! (Not for the Faint of HEART!!) : (15 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    Two items:

    1) I know many people that dont take “advantage” of this night because they are so tired

    2) are you on BC? because you can adjust it to be sure you are not flowing at that time.

    Post # 5
    Member
    379 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Luckily my periods only last one day, one very, very, very painful day.  So I am praying this wont happen.  I am not on BC so I would probably pop a vicidin and suck it up.  I would bring a heating pad as well and some tea to sooth me.  I would be more worried about the cripling pain than the blood so I would try to ease the pain as much as possible.  Oh yeah, and eating a piece of chocolate always helps.

    Post # 8
    Member
    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    for our anniversary i just skipped my ‘off week’ of pills and i never got my period that month. then it came again normal the next month… thats what i would do 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    WEAR A TAMPON Tongue out

     

    nahhh in all seriousness I went on BC to change my period time and it didnt really work. Got my period on my wedding day…it wasnt heaving and i wasnt bitchy or anything but it was there….I just dealt with it and moved on 🙂 

    Probably Too Much Information…but..shower sex? *hee hee*

    Post # 10
    Member
    1518 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I was scheduled to be on my period the whole weekend of the wedding. I just took my BC like normal and instead of taking the break (placebo pills) I started taking the next pack right away. It worked and I didn’t have any problems! MY next period was heavier than normal of corse but by that point it didn’t matter! It was worth it because the last thing you want to worry about is where to carry a tampon around on/during the wedding! Its not so much about the wedding night for me as it was having to deal with it through out the day of pictures and dancing and dinner and talking to guests

    Post # 11
    Member
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have the Mirena IUD and haven’t had a period in two years. Wedding is in June 12 and I don’t have to get my Mirena out until Sept 12. No pills, no weight gain, no bleeding. ^_^

    Post # 12
    Member
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Talk to your OB/Gyn and see what your options are. Since you are on an implant rather than pills, you won’t be able to switch around the days of your flow the way that you can with pills. Your doctor can give you the best alternatives that works with what you are currently on. Everyone’s body is different so how one person reacts to medication is completely different from how someone else’s will, so it’s not a one-size-fits-all type thing, contrary to popular belief. Plus, you’re dealing with a controlled substance so it’s best to consult your doctor who prescribed the medicine before you do anything rather than anyone else.

    If you decide to have sex anyway (most couples say they are way too tired on the wedding night), put towels underneath you to protect the bedding and the mattress. In addition, some couples have no issues at all with period sex and say it works wonders to alleviate cramps, etc, while others refuse to have anything to do with it. Neither is right or wrong.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I am really adamantly against BC (for myself!), and this is the only, only, only reason I would ever take it.  Every other month I get the period from hell and spend at least two days confined to bed, only getting up to vomit and take heavy-duty painkillers prescribed to me by my doc…so there’s no way I could make it through my wedding in that state.  Birth control it’d be.

    Post # 14
    Member
    921 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    get a pack of pills, start them about 1-2 weeks before your wedding (depending on how long the honey moon is) and it will work out fine. i used to do that when i needed to and still plan on it for the wedding. it also works great for bithdays, parties and other major period free events lol

    Post # 15
    Member
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    It seems to me like you have two options:

    1) start keeping track of your period, find out how regular you are, and whether or not you will actually get your period around the wedding, and then give your guy a heads up if need be, and have period sex, or find other ways to enjoy yourselves.

    2) talk to your doctor about changing to a method of BC that can control when you get your period, i.e. an estrogen pill with sugar pills for the period week, or an IUD like minera. I would suggest switching ASAP so your body (and you) have time to get used to it.

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    My husband and I didn’t have sex on our wedding night because we were exhausted.  I think that you need to consider a new form of BC because having debilatating periods isn’t good.  You might want to consider a pill where you don’t get your period like Lybrel.  I was on that for 2 years to keep my period pain at bay.

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