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Period on Wedding Day - how to stop?

Blag, on May 7, 2019 at 5:57 AM Posted in Planning 0 21
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So after doing some calculations I’m suppose to get my period on my wedding day :-(. How do I stop this from occurring?

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Latest activity by Brianna N, on May 8, 2019 at 10:57 AM
  • Emma
    Dedicated November 2019
    Emma ·
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    The only thing I can think of is to go on the pill a couple months before the wedding. And that way you can skip the “red pills” and go straight to the next packet of active pills to skip your period.
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  • alicia
    Dedicated May 2019
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    Birth control 😶

    its SO easy now. You can even get it online in most states. Since there is actually no medical reason you need to get your period while you’re on the pill you can chose to skip the sugar pill for your wedding or just opt for a pill that is seasonal or allows you to never get your period at all.

    My body’s reaction to pre wedding nerves and stress was to make my period two weeks late one month leaving me nervous that if it was two weeks late a second time i would indeed have it on my big day. I went online to Nurx and my pills came in the mail a week later.
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  • B
    Dedicated August 2019
    Blag ·
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    Which ones did you get? I will def need something with the lowest estrogen.
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  • Grace
    Expert June 2019
    Grace ·
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    In my experience skipping your period with birth control pills doesn’t usually work especially if you haven’t been on them for very long before you try to skip. You can still try but I would be prepared to have to deal with your period on your wedding day
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
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    Unless you're already currently on birth control, there's no real way to skip your period. You may be so stressed out around wedding time that your cycle is thrown off anyway. I would just prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

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  • B
    Dedicated August 2019
    Blag ·
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    I have about 4 months until the wedding so I’m going to call my obgyn this morning and see what they think if I were to start right away on the pill. I’m actually suppose to get my next period tomorrow so I hope it works. We will see what the doc says
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  • Grace
    Expert June 2019
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    You should also weigh all of the other potential side effects of birth control and decide if they are worth maybe being able to stop your period. Mood change and weight gain are extremely common when messing with your body’s hormones. I gained two cup sizes when I started the pill. You don’t want to affect the way your dress fits and weddings are stressful enough without the added moodiness from birth control. Talking to your doctor is a good idea
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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
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    This. Starting the pill can lead to several serious body changes and sometimes there’s a margin of error with particular bodies and pill types and you have to try a couple before you find what’s best for you. Sometimes it takes a couple
    cycles for your body to adjust. So I don’t think at this point that’s really something I would rely on. I also wouldn’t want to play around with my hormones right before one of the most emotional times in my life— wedding stress and hormone changes could make for a bit of a roller coaster, so before to consider all the factors. I’d also be super worried about how the changes might effect my body and dress fit. Definitely talk at length to your doctor first.
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  • Futuremrs
    Devoted July 2019
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    I'm in the same boat sort of. My period is pretty regular, unless I'm stressed. (Wedding planning and stress? Not at all! Lol) My period is due anywhere from a week before to the day after. And I don't have anyway to know until it happens. I'm unwilling to go on the pill because I'm hoping to try to get pregnant soon after the wedding (I'm 41) and I don't want to mess with my hormones. So I'm just going to suck it up and hope for the best. And plan for the worst. (IKEA bag hack anyone?) However, talking to your doctor is the best idea. He or she will know best how to help. Good luck! No matter what, you'll have a beautiful day!
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  • Alicia
    VIP August 2019
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    Talk to your gyno. If you're on the pill, you can skip the placebo pills that month, which should eliminate your period that month, as others have mentioned. If you're not on the pill, your gyno may still be able to give you something for that month.

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  • Jasmin
    Dedicated December 2019
    Jasmin ·
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    I’m supposed to get my period day before the wedding, so not looking forward to it.
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  • Becca
    Expert July 2019
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    I have the mirena IUD. It doesn't have estrogen at all and I love it! Haven't had a period for 4 years. I have endometriosis and it is the only thing that has worked with me. What is great, if you are going to be using it for actual birth control, is that you don't have to replace it, most insurance covers the 1x cost, it takes about 20 min, the second it goes in you are good to go. Some down sides, the cramping and sporadic bleeding in the early months can be very painful and sometimes unpredictable. For me, this stopped in 2 months but others it stopped after 4.

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  • Brittainy
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    Brittainy ·
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    Birth control
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  • Nichole
    Dedicated August 2019
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    You can try an IUD to slow it. Some folks dont get one at all. Talk with your doctor about some options.

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    I use the app "Flo" to track my period, I find it really helpful. I'd consult your gyno on how to use birth control to adjust that, I don't think it's safe to do yourself. I would just prep with pain killers, pads/tampons, heat pads, etc.

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  • B
    Dedicated August 2019
    Blag ·
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    I’m so sorry :-(. Periods do suck and not something to want to remember especially on a once in a lifetime day!
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  • B
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    Blag ·
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    Yeah that won’t work for me. I actually already have an IUD but it is the copper one with no hormones. The one you had does have hormone but a small amount. I looked into it. Unfortunately given the amount of time it could take for my period to go away with the Mirena it’s not worth the risk especially with having to go through the horrible after affect of the first one 👎
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  • Katelyn
    Devoted May 2017
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    As others have said hormonal BC is the only way to actually skip your period. I've been on NuvaRing for 10+ years. I love it. I've gained weight while on it, but I've also gone from a skinny 16 year old to a not quite as skinny 30 year old. BUT it didn't mess with anything else. In fact, it helped control my cramps and skin. You skip by keeping the ring in for four weeks and just putting a new one in, which I've done occasionally. I highly recommend!

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  • Ivie
    Just Said Yes May 2019
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    Posted this is a similar thread:
    Lysteda, Tranexamic Acid will not totally skip your period but it will make it lighter and much easier to manage if you’re a heavy bleeder. It works right away, unlike BC, and doesn’t have any hormones. The side effects I notice are a headache (I normally get headaches with my period anyway, this is a different type) and a kind of heaviness in my uterus, but it’s much easier to deal with than my normal cramps, headache, and bleeding through my cup every 2 hours. And when I do half the dose (with dr’s guidance). The side effects are negligible.
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  • B
    Dedicated August 2019
    Blag ·
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    Does this require a prescription? It says it’s for blood clotting
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