My doctor put me on the pill because I have irregular periods. Sometimes it will last for about 6 months and leave for 6 months, but I usually do not have cramps. I'm also Anemic and she does not want me to get pregnant before my blood levels increase. I have not noticed any weight gain nor do I have any acne issues but I have had some cramping, nothing unbearable just noticeable. I just really want my period to stop so that I can enjoy life and actually have sex with my husband! (We've only been married for a year and have not been able to for about 3 weeks)