Emily
Savvy October 2020

My lady time

Emily, on March 19, 2020 at 12:06 PM Posted in Fitness and Health 0 17
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Hi ladies. So...i planned my wedding for the 18th because my period was at the end of the month. Things have changed and the past 4 months i start on the 18th on the dot. I also have endometriosis sho I'm terrified that ill be in so much pain on my wedding day that i won't even be able to walk down the aisle. Are there any tricks for moving a period?!? Any help is appreciated. Im not on birth control. At this point... with my wedding being in October I'm to worried to go on it because you never know the side affects.

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Latest activity by Autumn, on April 9, 2020 at 10:40 PM
  • Molly
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    Birth control is the only way i know to move a period. Hopefully you can find a solution.

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  • Caytlyn
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    As PP mentioned, birth control is the only way to skip or schedule a period.
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    Some people have great relief from periodic pain, especially those with endometriosis. So ask about a low dose pill. With a low dose you have to take it every time, no skipping and taking it 2 days later stuff. But if you take it, you not only can shift when your menses are by a week. Many women go on it for the reduction in cramps alone. You are far enough from a fall wedding to take it, and have a couple months to see if side effects are worth it. It never eaffected my blood pressure, reduced my cramps, but did make me a full cup size Fuller in the bust, though chest band stayed the same ( 34C to 34D). But my weight was up a few pounds for a week, then right back down and stayed there. No long term weight gain. It is always a good idea to go on in time for any changes to be made before you have any alterations appointment. Talk to your Gyn.
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  • Bride
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    I’m in the same boat! My cycle is never regular and I have pcos. My first day of my period literally feels like my uterus is being ripped out of my body. I think birth control might be the only way to guarantee no period pains on your wedding day. Hope you find the best solution. Yay for being a woman! Lol
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  • Chantal
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    I have heard that seed cycling is a really good way to control your periods, but I can't attest to it (I have PCOS and, like PP, have periods all over the place...). My mom uses seed cycling to control her period and it's actually kinda amazing. You have to do it for a few months though to see if it really works for you. Here's a link:

    https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutrition/a27455258/seed-cycling/

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  • Kate
    Expert October 2020
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    Hey girl! I completely understand your fears. I also have endometriosis & PCOS. Do you have an OB specialist? You need someone other than your standard OBGYN to help you control this. Taking a low dose of BC to alleviate & control your periods is probably the best bet. I would do some research and find one in your area ASAP!

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  • Jasmine
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    Yeah my wedding is in September and the last day of my period is suppose to be the n my wedding day. I will NEVER do any form of hormonal birth control again in my life! I had a nightmare of an experience. So I looked up some natural remedies. I did read that increasing your vitamin c intake can help your period come faster and run through quicker. I’m not sure if it works but you can always try.
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  • S
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    Like many of you, I also have PCOS and was diagnosed about 10 years ago. I tried birth control and it did more bad than good. Now that I also have hypertension I prefer not to go back on the pill. I have had great success adjusting my diet to a plant-based and whole grain diet (not vegan) and maintaining good exercise habits. Since I started last September I have dropped 10 pounds, cramps are manageable (without pain med) and Flow is not heavy. So in my experience diet has made a big difference. I have cheat days but In general, I don’t miss meat, dairy and sweets as much. Do some research if open to try natural remedies. The first 3 months ‘can’ show results (at least in my case). But I am still anxious not being able to fully predict that time of the month before wedding. I actually picked the wedding date based on past months visits from Aunt Flo and predictions for September 2020.
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  • VIP August 2020
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    I would still try birth control, or at least talk to your ob/gyn about it. October is 7 months away, which is enough time to figure out how you'll react to it.
    The pill is great for many (most?) people.
    I had horrible, mostly mental health related, side effects with each version of the pill I tried, but those always came up within a few weeks of starting it. Someone else mentioned a low dose pill, which could be a good option, another one is an IUD. I have one (Kyleena, previously Skyla) and getting it was one of the best decisions I've ever made.My period IS less regular than it was before but it's so much lighter and rarer that I don't care. (Details below if you're interested).They last 3-5 years, but you can ask your doctor to take it out at any point, so you're not stuck with it if you end up hating it.
    FYI the rest might be TMI, but I like to be thorough...Before I had an IUD my period was like 8 days including 4 days of heavy bleeding, every 32 days. Now its like 2 days where I barely need a tampon, every 2-3 months.The first month was a tiny bit more painful than usual, but after that things got A LOT better.
    P.S. I'm not a doctor and I don't have endometriosis, but I just Googled "IUD endometriosis" to make sure it wasn't a terrible idea to recommend one to you and it actually says that an IUD can be used as a treatment for endometriosis, so it probably wouldn't make things worse.
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  • Emily
    Savvy October 2020
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    Wow i appreciate what you did(research and personal insight) Smiley smile thank you. Ill talk to my doctor about it!
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  • Jasmine
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    I have been reading this book called “Beyond the Pill” by Dr. Jolene Brighten. Its very informative, maybe you can take a look at it before you see your doctor. I can guarantee you your doctor will tell you to go on birth control😬 I think it’s good for women to do lots of research even before they get to their doctor.
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  • Emily
    Savvy October 2020
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    Im a big reader. Thank you!
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  • VIP August 2020
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    Good luck!
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  • Anna
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    Yep, my cycle has been much more manageable since cleaning up my diet and running. My cycle can still vary between 28-33 days, but better than it use to be. I’ve been watching my tracker closely with each month to see how things look for October. So far so good.
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  • MIWM
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    Not much you can do just embrace it. Exercise and drink plenty of water

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  • Kate
    Expert October 2020
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    Ugh, this is tough. I have endo and completely understand where you’re coming from. It would be a total nightmare. The best option would be birth control... I would say as soon as you possibly can, find a specialist in your area. Not just an OBGYN. They will help you determine which is best for you, and sometimes women with endo can even need multiple methods at once to relieve symptoms of endo. Best wishes!
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  • Autumn
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    Yes, I love that we all know when our periods are in relation to the date lol! I love the app Flo, it also shows when you are most fertile! Like all others have said, BC is your best best - I have never tried but have had MANY friends who swear by IUD! Best of luck Smiley heart

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