This is just a general comment about my experience PMDD and birth control:
I tried going on birth control to help with PMDD, and it nearly killed me. The acne, bloating, aches and pains were nothing compared to the emotional toll PMDD took (TAKES) on my life and on the lives of the people who love me. I went on birth control to help keep my hormones in check, but instead, it made it worse.
Please, please, please be careful when you try new medications to control your mood. I know birth control has helped many women to alieviate their symptoms of PMDD, but for this patient, _this_ woman, it made it much worse.