Since being diagnosed with AS, my hormones have wreaked havoc within my body.
I have been on b/control for many years. Since this disease moved in though, my periods became a dreadful time for me. The week before, during and after my period greatly exacerbated my pain. This meant that 3 out of 4 weeks were really bad.
I asked my RD and my GYN about Seasonale. It's a pill where you only have a period every 3 months. It helped, but I would still have those three weeks of pain...before, during and after the week off of the pill. I again consulted with my RD and Gyn and they both agreed...I do not have to come off of the pill at all. When I get to the end of the pack with the differently colored pills, I skip those and move on to a new pack. It has done wonders for me.
According to my GYN, Seasonale is a milder pill than the Depo Vera or whatever it's called.
I hope that this helps you and I hope you can get to the bottom of it,