Are there any ladies out there with menstrual cycles who take Birth Control pills to limit (or stop) their number of periods? This is coming from someone who has a severe physical reaction, and sometimes emotional reaction, (ME worsens severly) to the hormone fluctuations that naturally occur in cycle. Starting about 7-10 days before period and all through my period. Yes, I have seen Integrative docs, done all the hormone saliva testing. Estrogen high end of normal, Testosterone and Progesterone in the middle of normal, my DHEA level is slightly elevated. No "Imbalance" except mild "Estrogen Dominance" which seems the new fad diagnosis from reading online. Have done Bio-Identicals in the past. Made me worse. MAY try again, maybe. All comprehensive thyroid tests normal as well. NOT really wanting to take the pill, but those that do: Has any particular brand of pill in particular helped you? If I do take the pill, I'd like one with the lowest dose of estrogen. I was reading about Progestin only pill but it says it makes PMDD/PMS worse. Hmmm....wouldn't bioidentical progesterone have the same effect then? I don't know. I'm going on the theory, I think many can relate to, that it is the body and the brains reaction to the hormones FLUCTUATING that cause this, which is probably why a lot of women with this problem report feeling much better during certain days of the month. Oh, You LUCKY MEN!!! Thanks!