I used to have the patch, but my insurance coverage was canceled and I had to stop. I now have high blood pressure so no more estrogen birth control, which was the only thing that helped with my cramps. I am currently taking a POP (progrestren only) and it is not helping at all all. Even ibuprofen has not helped relieve them. My doctor told me to try Skyla, but no one is able to tell me if my cramps will get better. Has anyone used this to help with bad cramps/heavy periods?