What has been anyone's experience with birth control pills? My main purpose is to have fewer periods/suspend them. I have read and been told that intersitial cystitis(http://forum.purseblog.com/health-and-fitness/any-doctors-or-those-with-medical-knowledge-178990.html) flares up and gets more painful before/during/after your period, something that I am by NO means ready for, I mean I don't want IC pain and menstrual pain, who would? It's odd, because I can't remember one time when I didn't have awful burning and burning with urination before my period(IC symptom.) I told a friend about this, and she said she gets it but it real mild, not in my case. So, if(99% positive) I have IC, along with treatment for IC, I am going to ask my doctor about having a pill that will let me have fewer periods, I would love to just stop completely(have absolutely no intentions in having children, always wanted to adopt), but don't know if that's possible. I would like to know your experience with BC pills, and which ones offer the fewest side effects(no cramping, spotting, etc.) but best results(fewer periods)? I know everyone is different and reacts differently to meds, but I would love to hear your experience with it. Thank you so much!