I have yet to meet someone who beleives how extreme "PMS" caused by taking the pill, has turned my life inside out. I have gone from someone who could cope pretty well and loved exitement and new things, into someone who has: List of symptoms - these last up to 2 weeks per month and fit perfectly with my cycle. Physical symptoms: Massive headaches Spots all over my face, strange rashes & skin problems Crippling stomach pain Sore throat Swollen eyes Feeling sick Sharp pains in legs, usualy at night, cause me to howl in pain Nothing tastes right, all foods & drinks taste nothing like they should, some months I have the constant taste of fish or metal in my mouth. Feeling dizzy & faint Muscle aches very simlar to flu Sweats, mainly at night Can't sleep, sometimes for days on end, 6 hours sleep sometimes has to last me a week. Shaking hands Sneezing Going from sweating to freezing cold in seconds Indigestion Psychological symptoms: Feeling like my mind is outside my body Doing things on auto, and having no idea I did them, this even includes going to the shop and buying stuff! Crying all the time Sudden mood changes, can be seconds apart and a lot of different moods all within a very short time Not being able to commuicate Hurting myself, cutting myself, beating myself with heavy objects etc etc Desperate "sessions" where I scream, shake, cry, the lot, these really worry me. These symptoms keep me trapped in the house because I don't trust myself around others. I am living in fear of what these symptoms might do to me next, each month is a deadly lottery. THIS IS NOT FUNNY, PMS & PMDD are no joke.