Spooky, I just saw a commercial about bcp like that one; a period every 3 mos. Which one are you on and is it safe for CD?
My gynecologist initially prescribed one called something like Jasmine. But my insurance wouldn't cover it, since it had to be dispensed in packs of 3 (you got one period every 3 months). So she took the generic I was taking (Lutera) and wrote the scrip to exclude the inactive pills (they're still in the package, you just don't take them). She said I could take the pill continuously if I wanted, and that she had several patients who do. I usually start to spot at around 3 or 4 months though, and stop taking the pill at that time for a brief period. So much better than before the pills! No pain, a light flow that only lasts 3 or so days, and my anemia is much better.
I've been taking the pill for 7 years or so. I personally don't have any problems with it. However, some people think it's bad for your gut because it encourages yeast to grow. I take probiotics and eat yogurt, so have never felt like yeast was a problem for me.
I've seen commercials for something called Stop the Flow. Apparently, they can "scorch" your uterus so that the lining never grows again. No more period ever. Now that's what I'd love to have done
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods