I am planning my wedding and I have a very irregular period which has made me hesitant to pick a date. I can’t take hormonal bc pills either, so I can’t really manipulate when I get my period. I plan on talking to my OBGYN about Other options but has anyone ever successfully delayed their period? Please don’t tell me to not do this , or just deal with a period, etc. I have terrible heavy periods and I’m just looking for any advice from people who have successfully avoided their period with the help of a doctor. I’ve heard of norethisterone- has anyone tried this ? Any guidance would help! Kind of freaking out here.
Hmm other than hormonal BC or legit getting pregnant (not the wisest option on a whim 😉), I've never heard of anything. I'm not sure if there really is an option, but maybe the doctor could prescribe something to make it milder? If you have a few months you could maybe try that out - I've definitely heard of pills/ shots that lessen it. Sorry! Hope it works out/ maybe you'll get lucky?
I read that drinking 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar with water 10 days prior will delay your period. Its the most natural way. You can also get a birth control pack from your Dr. You can stop taking them after the wedding.
Is it just pills you can’t take or birth control period. I use to get a depo shot if I was going on vacation. Right now I have a IUD and don’t get a period. This are my only to options give as I have never had a problem with then and needed to find other alternatives.
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I second this! BC pills made me miserable but having an IUD is the best! I don't know of anything non-hormonal, but I'm sure your ob/gyn will be able to give you options if they exist.
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Ive heard of that medicine u speak of. i would ask your gyno if thats an option being that its a once in a lifetime event.
I used to take 3 straight months of BC before having a period, just skip the placebo week and go into the active pills of the next pack. This was gyno approved (and even suggested because I had anemia). It might depend on the specific mix of horomones in your pills - give you gyno a call to double check.
I also have irregular hormones and can't take hormone based birth control. I don't work out for a few months. I also massively track my period and look for any possible trends so I can kind of predict it now (been doing this for 3 years) if my period is expected around a special event I start a new hardcore core workout the week before and I workout throughout the period because it makes me bleed faster and makes my period shorter. I also use a few super+ tampons (I usually never use tampons) and it seems to help make the period bleed less than it normally does after use.
I also drink more caffeine and eat more chocolate right before the new workout. It is the only way I have managed to get my period to be kind of predictable. If you have time try tracking and try a few different things to see if you can induce your period or even semi predict when it will be.
Keep in mind stress plays a huge part on when your period visits as well.
I don't take hormonal BC either so I'm banking on the stress of the wedding to hold my perios at bay
Do you keep track of it with a calendar? I used to have terrible periods and aside from BC and later a major surgery to help - tracking it has been my go to. Even with irregularities, my calendar has been on point in predictability.
Definitely consult your OBGYN. I have somewhat irregular periods (they used to be super irregular, but they're now at least predictable within a range, although my period will randomly go on vacation at least once a year) so was super concerned about this with my wedding as well. Fortunately I did not have my period for my elopement, but next year's redo wedding (thanks Covid) is an entire gamble. Good luck!
I drink apple cider vinegar twice daily with water (for weight loss purposes) and this actually doesn't help in that area from what I've experienced. It does help with curbing your appetite so you don't eat as much & it keeps you full until your next meal though.
I haven't heard of ways to avoid a period. My period is irregular too and I have noticed that stress has an impact on when it comes or not. Usually, once I am less stressed my period shows up the same day.