I was prescribed Aviane to start with because of its low dose. The gyn said I can try it out for a couple of months, and see how it affects me. It's mainly for period problems, which have gotten really bad since my period returned after a lengthy absence, and for now, hormones seem like the only way I can control an otherwise debilitating situation.
Needless to say, however, that if they start making me feel worse, I'm tossing those suckers out. It really feels strange to have to mess with my hormones, but I'm at a loss as to what else I can do. I get cramps so badly I can't get out of bed for a few days (well, I can, obviously, but it's seriously a chore, and no matter how many painkillers I take, I'm in terrible, crippling pain, and my flow is so heavy I have to wear the overnight diaper-pads on a "light" day, and super-plus tampons are worthless to me after maybe 30 minutes). I'm just really sick of letting my period stop my life for a few days each month, and of complaining about it instead of doing something to help. I'm willing to try anything at this point.