Ever since I turned 17, my periods have started getting worse. I struggle with back pain, leg pain, abdominal cramps, headaches, and stomach aches during my period as well as stabbing ovulation pain and PMS cramps in the weeks leading up to my period. I am stuck taking ibuprofen and Tylenol, but as of recently taking these painkillers seems to be less effective in dealing with my pain. Also, I sometimes get awful nausea after taking ibuprofen. I don’t want to hurt myself with painkillers, but I also don’t want to be in pain all day. If I got on birth control pills, would I possibly be able to take painkillers less? Are birth control pills more harmful to the body than painkillers? I have asked my mom and older sister about it, but they don’t seem to take me seriously.