One of the worst things about being a woman is having a menstrual cycle and all the fun things that go along with it. PMS, cramping, bloating. Yuck. I've debated trying Depo-Provera birth control, which will stop the cycle and the symptoms that go with it. However, I have seen way too many women have problems with their thyroid as a result. Of course, then you end up with tremendous weight gain that is difficult, if not impossible, to lose. Another option is progesterone supplements. This is similar to Depo-Provera but supposedly doesn't have the side effects. I'll probably be too chicken to try it but it's at least something to look into, right?