Post # 1
So it looks like I’ll have my period during our honeymoon. This sucks!! We’re going to San Diego to play with dolphins :), go to beaches, and pools. My periods are usually a nightmare. Heavy flow, cramps, moods…disaster. No matter what I’ve tried.
Obviously this presents a problem since tampons freak me out, though I’ll use them only if I absolutely have to.
I’ve heard that for the month of their wedding some women take a pill or something their GYN gives them to stop their period.
But I don’t want to take any YAZ b/c of new evidence that it’s not good for you…I’m sure there has to be another…
Anyone know about this?
Post # 3
I’m not sure why tampons freak you out, but maybe try the Diva Cup http://www.divacup.com/, which so many women swear by (I’ve tried it and used it for a while, and it was definitely great in that even on my heaviest flow I only needed to change it about twice a day), or organic tampons, which aren’t full of harsh chemicals like most tampons (thinking about putting that in my vagina scares me! It’s so delicate)? I’m sorry you’ll have your period on your honeymoon, that really sucks! It’ll probably be my luck that I’ll have mine too!
Post # 4
I’m not sure if you are just concerned about Yaz or all contraceptives. If you are at all interested in finding out more about a wide variety of birth control options (oral contraceptive tablets, depo-provera shot, ortho evra patch, nuvaring, etc. etc.), I would recommend booking an appointment with your physician or nurse practitioner. S/he would be able to provide a lot of information to help you make a decision about whether any type of medication is right for you.
Basically, each medication comes with a set of potential pros and cons (for example, you may read of the medication insert that a particular medications has the negative side effects of headache, nausea, and chest pain). But what you have to keep is mind is that some of the side effects are extremely rare (even if there was only one case report, it is listed). In addition, it is extremely unlikely that you would actually have all of the side effects lists. Some side effects, such as nausea may happen for the first few days, but they go away with time.
It’s up to you and your health care practitioner to make an informed decision about what option is right for you. And if you go to find out more information, and you change your mind, you don’t have to take the medication – but at least you know all your options.
Edit: Often time your current physician (not an OB GYN) is willing to prescribe these medications for you. The office may require an annual female exam if you haven’t had one in the past year.
Post # 5
At my last gyno appt my dr and I counted the weeks and I would be in the same situation. BUT…she recommended to start altering my period time now. So actually this week (am on on Trisprintic pills) instead of being on the sugar pills for the period I started a brand new pack instead…working good so far and should work to no period the week of my wedding or the week after! 🙂
Post # 6
Would you be willing to consider hormonal birth control? Talk to your GYN. There are ways to stop your period!
Post # 7
You can do it with the NuvaRing(Stop your period I mean.) It’s super easy! Painless and it works for me.
I NEVER have my period when I’m going on vacation or have an important romantic weekend planned.
Post # 8
Not sure why people have a misconception about Yaz versus other birth control pills. ALL birth control pills (in fact ALL medications) have side effects. Yaz has the same side effects as other birth control pills (pulmonary embolism, deep venous thrombosis, etc). However, birth control pills don’t increase your chances of PE or DVT as much as pregnancy itself does!
To clarify, NuvaRing is also in the same class as all hormonal birth control.
If you don’t want your period during an important week in your life, you have the option of starting birth control pills and if your week of menstruation is during your wedding/honeymoon, just start the other pack immediately. So, don’t take any of the sugar pills.
Talk to your ob/gyn about other options if you are interested.
Post # 9
I was going to also be on mine during the wedding and honeymoon but I messed with my birth control to fix that. Now Ill be having it the week after. If you are looking to just take something like birth control for a short amount of time it wont be any big deal Im sure. I think major side effects would be from taking it over a longer period of time. I would talk to your doctor and tell her your concerns, Im sure there is something out there. There are a ton more birth controls then just Yaz.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I think the pill option is a great one – I am on Mircette (generic: Kariva) and it’s great. When I don’t want my period, I simply start the new pill pack before the placeabo pills start. If you are thinking of going this route, I would start on the pill as soon as possible to get your body used to it.
Post # 11
I was going to get my period the day of my wedding! I talked to my gyno and he said to leave my Nuvaring in an extra week for the next two months, and that should move my period to right after my honeymoon.
Post # 12
Whenever I want to skip my period I just skip the inactive pills in my BC pack and start another pack. I don’t do it all the time, just if my period lands on a time I don’t want to have it…You’re wedding is four months away so that gives you plenty of time to get on the pill…talk to your doctor.
Post # 13
ok this all is good to know.
just to clarify, the reason i didn’t want to take yaz is b/c i heard there were serious consequences to taking it (recently discovered). if that’s not the case i’m happy to do it.
i’ll just ask my gyn and see what they say…
i have to get a new gyn though…better get moving.
Post # 14
There are a lot of other horomonal birth control options other than just Yaz so you should call your doctor and ask about your options.
Post # 15
you can talk to your DR about messing around with your pill.. i think instead of taking the sugar ones you continue with a new pack.. i am for sure going to check it out
Post # 16
Btw, my gyn told me Yaz and Yasime are only dangerous if you already have a history of kidney, liver, or adrenal disease because they contain drospirenone which may increase potassium too much. I’m on Yasime, and I’m just fine.