I started on generic Yaz two months ago for pmdd and it's helped my moods but my period was still so painfull I couldn't get out of bed for 2 days( this was normal for me). My doctor had suggested that I may have to skip my period every month to deal with the pain which I'm planning to start tomorrow by starting my new pack directly after my active pills end on my current one. Has anyone gone this route, and have you had a lot of side effects and spotting from it? I was on the pill for 16 years and went off 3 years ago and started developing pmdd a year and a half ago. The pill is not new to me, the pmdd is and skipping periods is.