(Closed) Would you switch BCPs close to your wedding date?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Five months is enough time to adjust.  It usually just takes a couple months for your body to adjust to the change in hormones.

Post # 6
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have lots of problems finding the right BCP, with terrible side effects for the wrong one. Even I’d consider changing 5 months out if the current pill wasn’t working for me. 

Post # 7
1917 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I wouldn’t.  Even switching to the generic of Yaz made me a super crazy person.  I was mean to everyone.

Post # 8
10573 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

If it’s the same amount and the same drug, it shouldn’t be an issue.  I’ve switched back and forth between 2 brands simply because one pharmacy didn’t carry my usual brand.

I wouldn’t feel comfortable switching to something different close to my wedding.

Post # 10
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

5 months should be enough time.  That gives you time to see if you react poorly to the new type and, if so, to switch back to your tried and true.

I’ve had some really bad reactions to switching BC pills before (even between name brand and generic of the same type) but I wouldn’t be worried about 5 months out.

Post # 11
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@LizLemon:  5 months should be enough time, I’ve heard you usually take 3 months to adjust.

Post # 12
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

5 months should be fine.

Post # 13
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I’ve been on 5 different types of BC over the years, and honestly– I’ve never noticed any side effects when switching between them.  The only thing that even came close was after I got my first depo shot– I freaked out because my period came about a week late, and I was convinced I was preggo; but of course, on day 6, it started and everything was completely normal. I don’t think it’ll be an issue. 

Post # 14
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think 5 months is enough time to adjust.

Post # 16
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@LizLemon:  AHHH! I have two Boston Terriers! 😀  And I live in Metairie!

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