YES! I was told by every OB/GYN I have seen since I was 18 that I needed to be on the pill to control the pain, heavy bleeding, crazy mood swings etc. . I stopped taking the pill a few months ago and my body is totally different now. I have been off the pill several times to concieve and my periods were always the same. Now I have no pain, no mood swings, no heavy bleeding. My once 24 day cycle is now 30 days!! I feel really fantastic! I have been primal for well over a year.