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Lady business...gahhh

So, under my mother's advice I looked ahead and planned my wedding about the
2nd week after my period.  I figure at this point my face will be clear and I won't be overly bloated.  We just booked our honeymoon, and I did not even think about this until today-right smack dab in the middle of my period.  AHHH!!!!  What a drag!Yell

I am wondering if any of you have tried the pill that you only get your period three times a year??  I also have heard of girls just skipping the 'reminder' pills and restarting a whole new cycle.  I will obviously contact my OB/GYN, but was just wondering if you have any suggestions.  Thanks ladies!

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  • LittleSweetieLittleSweetie member
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    edited December 2011
    You can skip your placebo pills/skip your period and shorten your cycle by a week each time you do that.  Haven't done it, but others have and it's worked for them.
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  • edited December 2011
    I've gone back-to-back with my Nuva Ring and had zero issues. (Same as skipping the placebo pills.) My OB/GYN assured me that it's totally safe.
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  • edited December 2011
    My doc said it's the exact same thing (and cheeper) to just skip the placebo pills with normal birth control.  She said it's safe to do it as long as you want.  I take my placebo and get my period every 3 months, but she says she has other patients who go 6-9 months?? That would freak me out too much though ;)
  • AmberDerekAmberDerek member
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    edited December 2011
    Skip the placebo pills, I have done it and it works out well!
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  • golden1215golden1215 member
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    I've skipped the placebo pills before but I did have spotting for a day or 2 so just be prepared in case that does happen, it won't be a full on period though.
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    Yes, it works. Although I had the same spotting experience as Golden when I skipped my placebo pills. I even had some additional spotting issues when I went back to my normal schedule. Was totally worth it though
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  • edited December 2011
    I've skipped the placebo pills before for reasons similar to that and it worked just fine for me. I had a much "rougher" period with awful cramps the next time I had my period, though, so be prepared for that possibility
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  • ChelsiLynnChelsiLynn member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_minnesota-minneapolis-st-paul_lady-businessgahhh?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:81Discussion:2b0586d0-c092-48b9-8ef0-38f96672fd96Post:c9cd6ed5-0fbe-49b3-b9d9-e0092e0b922e">Re: Lady business...gahhh</a>:
    [QUOTE]My doc said it's the exact same thing (and cheeper) to just skip the placebo pills with normal birth control.  She said it's safe to do it as long as you want.  I take my placebo and get my period every 3 months, but she says she has other patients who go 6-9 months?? That would freak me out too much though ;)
    Posted by Steph0871[/QUOTE]

    This is exactly what I do.  My insurance doesn't cover the name brand for the 4x a year pill.  My OB just prescribes the regular pills and writes the scrip for a few extra so it still lasts as long but its much, much cheaper.  I do occasionally get spotting (especially the first couple months) but nothing compared to a normal period. 
  • edited December 2011
    I'm glad you asked this because I've never skipped my placebo pills and have been wondering about that!  Some people mentioned having spotting... does that happen every month or if I start doing that a couple months before the wedding will it decrease?  I'm just curous, obviously its better than a regluar period. 
  • edited December 2011

    Thanks ladies!  I think maybe I will give it a trial run this spring-and talk to my doctor too.  Thanks again!

  • munkychipmunkychip member
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    edited December 2011
    I have done both- skipped placebo pills and done the three months bc pill. I had spotting after about a month and a half with both. The spotting ended up turning into a full fledged period so I gave up. I felt like I was having PMS after a month and a half too... kinda defeated the purpose for me. It's worth a try tho!
  • edited December 2011
    I have run into this a few times, you just have something going on and dont feel like getting your period.  

    I just take the last pill of the month a little bit earlier than I usually do in the day, and then instead of taking the placebo bills, I just continue onto the next pack.  It works well.

    I would suggest trying to do this once before your honeymoon so you can sort of get your body used to it.

    Good luck!
  • LinzstyleLinzstyle member
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    edited December 2011
    gahhhh!  Haven't been on the pill in years....and we would like to start kinda "trying" soon after the wedding.......but lately I've been irregular...I'm also afraid I'll either have it on the wedding or at our honeymoon two weeks later.....oh the joys of no control!!! LOL
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