Every single month, my RA flares up. I'm usually quite well controlled but a few days before that time of the month, I revert back to the days of outrageously uncontrolled RA. I'm on an oral contraceptives (rigevidon) but it doesn't seem to help and I'm wondering if it's making the things worse. Anyone else experience the same? Is there any reputable research on RA and hormones? I'm trying to figure out if I need to switch the pill or stop altogether. It isn't an easy decision as I also have polycystic ovary syndrome. Any advice would be much appreciated.