I am 32 and have had irregular minstrel cycles since starting to take BCP at age 18. At age 22 I began having heavy bleeding for 10 days at a time every 7-10 days, so my OB-GYN recommended I stop the pill and not have sex for 1 month. I was off the pill for 7 years and remained irregular with PMS symptoms worsening so I talked to my new OB-GYN and and she recommended putting me back on the pill I have been taking Seasonique for the last 3 years and like the fact I only have 4 periods a year but hate taking synthetic drugs I know are really bad for me. This year I was also diagnosed with Crohn's Disease and I know I have a major hormone imbalance because since age 16 I have had a large amount of course facial hair growing on my chin, when I asked my doctor if that could be from an hormonal imbalance they told me just to get laser hair removal. I don't like the answers I have been getting. I have been trying to research healthier alternatives I may have to correct my problems. Please help.