Re: A question for the ladies...
I have the same problem. At first I thought it was my imagination, but I've been keeping close tabs on my symptoms over the last few months and they definitely increase right before and during my period.
I've been off the pill for over a year, but am thinking about going back on, plus I have other symtoms of perimenopause which I need to get relief from anyway. I really don't know if it will help or not.
In the meantime, I take evening primrose oil, which is supposed to help with PMS, inflammation, etc. It seems to make a difference.
Good luck and I hope you find some relief.