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High blood pressure, BCPs, several menstrual cramps

I am 44 years old and was diagnosed with endometriosis 20 years ago. Recently I sought relief from my increasingly debilitating monthly menstrual cramps by starting on birth control pills. I tried Zovia (combination pill) for 2 months, but it increased the severity of my cramps. I switched to Aviane (also a combination pill) for another 2 months; it helped to reduce my menstrual cramps pain, but raised my blood pressure (to around 145/95 - prior to taking these pills I always had low blood pressure). So now my doctor wants to switch me to Camilla, a progestin-only pill (POP). My questions:
1) Will a POP help control my menstrual cramps pain?
2) Will a POP be less likely to raise my blood pressure? (I've heard that progestin can raise blood pressure).
3) Does anyone have experience with Camilla? I am scared of trying something new now.

Thanks
Einstein
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