I just started taking seasonale on sunday. I am not taking it for bc, but to help with very heavy periods. If you do some searching on the web, you will find that it isn't a very popular pill. In fact, my doctor was surprised when I asked about it.
Most of the posts that I have read commented that there was too much spotting and btb with seasonale. My doctor said that he doesn't get many request for it because most of his patients aren't comfortable with having only 4 periods per year.
It has been 10 years since the last time I was on bc. My hubby had a vasectomy; therefore, it was unnecessary. Aside from wondering if I'll suffer from too much spotting and btb, my main concern is the cost. I'm not sure how much of the cost will be covered by my insurance since I didn't pay for the pack that I just started (sample from doc). I have done some research and found that there are at least 5 other pills that are supposedly the same as seasonale, but they are packaged for monthly use. Anyone of those would be a cheaper alternative to seasonale. I have been researching other monophasic pills as well since any of those can be used continuously to skip periods.
I guess only time will tell if Seasonale is right for me. It would be great if those that have been using it for a year, or more, would give us some feedback.