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Houston.... we may have an issue

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I apologize in advance if this is too forward for here, but I know someone has the issue as me.


We planned our wedding date way back when we got engaged, 2 years ago (long engagement I know!)

However, My cycle has been changing and I if things continue the way they are, think Im going to be due for Aunt Flo the DAY OF MY WEDDING!

I can't have this!

Anyone have this issue or advice....

Re: Houston.... we may have an issue

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    A lot of girls have posted before about being on the birth control pill and taking it straight through instead of stopping to have a period. It's safe to do for up to 3 months but then you really should stop to menstruate. 

    I tried it once but ended up just having light break-thru bleeding for nearly 3 weeks...so it was a definite fail for me :-S and I know a lot of ladies have experienced the same. I suggest if you're going to try this route, try it well in advance to make sure you don't end up with an extended period instead.
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    Forward shmorward

    The only way to control the little red sister is with hormones, try getting on the pill.  It regulates things for most women, and you can figure out what week to start taking it to make sure your wedding is on an off week.  Do this ASAP though, things can take a while to sync up. 
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    I tried this once when I went out of the country for a vacation.. It didn't work!  Im thinking I might try it again...
    Thanks Ladies, I hope it works

    If not, we will spending our wedding night in the shower haaa!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_houston-we-may-have-an-issue?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:14Discussion:c0ce4250-01b9-411a-9ab3-f2e8a808e22ePost:361c2a39-432b-4b48-b63b-007c7f81325b">Re: Houston.... we may have an issue</a>:
    [QUOTE]I tried this once when I went out of the country for a vacation.. It didn't work!  Im thinking I might try it again... <strong>Thanks Ladies, I hope it works If not, we will spending our wedding night in the shower haaa!
    </strong>Posted by mrsrichard33[/QUOTE]

    Toooo funny... But it appears I might be in the same boat with you!! 
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_houston-we-may-have-an-issue?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:14Discussion:c0ce4250-01b9-411a-9ab3-f2e8a808e22ePost:af0b944c-f552-43e2-ad18-39968250b779">Re: Houston.... we may have an issue</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Houston.... we may have an issue : Toooo funny... But it appears I might be in the same boat with you!! 
    Posted by FutureMzHayden[/QUOTE]

    haaha! It's terrible isn't it! We will see, my cycle usually changes about once a year. It used to be the 14th  and be over by the 21st. Now its not here till about the 17th and stays till about the 22nd! At least it will be very light. Yuck lol sorry for grossing anyone out! I still have 5 months so we will see.
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    the taking back to back birth control pill packs to stop your period only work if you are taking the monophasic kind--meaning that the amount of estrogen is consistent throughout the pack. the tri-phasic ones won't work that way (i.e. ortho-tri-cycline)
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_houston-we-may-have-an-issue?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:14Discussion:c0ce4250-01b9-411a-9ab3-f2e8a808e22ePost:1fee6cc4-7939-4b54-9ab5-35f2db23eb3f">Re: Houston.... we may have an issue</a>:
    [QUOTE]the taking back to back birth control pill packs to stop your period only work if you are taking the monophasic kind--meaning that the amount of estrogen is consistent throughout the pack.<strong> the tri-phasic ones won't work that way</strong> (i.e. ortho-tri-cycline)
    Posted by t12ubeauty[/QUOTE]
    Not true.  I use a tri-phasic pill and I was able to do this.

    OP - talk to your doctor before consulting a bunch of internet strangers who have no more knowledge regarding medical issues than what anyone can read on WebMD.
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    This is a VERY common issue, and your lady-doctor surely has some recommendations. Just think, 1 out of every 4 brides has to face this.
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    Talk to your doctor. Plain and simple.  A bunch of non-doctor (proabably) internet strangers aren't going to know your medical history and what has and hasn't worked for you in th epast.
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    If the BC pills don't work for you, try Soft Cups.  I used these on my honeymoon. No worse than using a tampon.  Here's a link 
    http://www.softcup.com/content/what-softcup
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    You want to be sure to give your body enough time to get used to bc if you arn't on it...but again talk to your doctor!
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    I dunno I just kind of dealt with aunt flo on my wedding day.  I wore some shorts underneath my dress incase for whatever reason a panty liner wasn't enough.

    I'm used to my period crashing at inconvenient times. :/
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    Talk to your doctor, but this http://www.nuvaring.com/Consumer/index.asp is a hormone based contraceptive that a girlfriend of mine has used for years, and said she liked the ability to skip her period once in a while (vacations etc) just by not removing the ring. But agree with everyone above, first doctor appointment, as it can take time for full effect, and with any hormone treatments, you need to be checked out for risk of complications, such as bloodclots. 
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