I dont know anything really about seasonique however, if they want a birth control to control their periods i used to be on a birth control that was amazing! Its the birth control patch. I loved it. You just slap it on, no pills or shots or internal device things. What I like about the patch is if you have any symptoms you dont like just pull it off and be done. You only need one patch a week for 3 weeks and then off for one week. I never had any bad symptoms with it, no weight gain, no mood swings or any of that. I could also make my period when i wanted it and my periods were perfect and on time. The pill is no good if you cant remember to take it, please DO NOT take the shot, i was going to, i even bought the stuff and was going to go get it and i decided to do research. Alot of women actually have become sterile including i found out two friends of mine. They did the shot and wouldnt get their period for awhile and then go off of it and bleed for a year straight (happened to my sister in law). Causes major issues including bloating, major mood swings, weight gain...you get the picture. As for the IUDs, i just personally dont trust any foreign object that enters my body for a long time. Thats just me though. Then you have to pay a doctor to take it out. The patch was for me but thats just me. I just thought id tell you my experience! I would make a list of choices your daughters could go on and sit down and discuss with them the responsibilites and the possible side effects of the birth control. Its a nice thing when girls feel comfortable talking to their mother about birth control whether it be for periods or sex. Good luck!
I used to sell this birth control.. My best advice would be to ween into the pack. There are 3 trays of pills. Have them complete the first tray and take a week off to have a "period". then complete the next two trays and the row of placebo pills (last row) will give them a "period". When they get the next pack of pills just use them as directed - one pill a day. This will help them to not have breakthrough bleeding. There are no concerns with only having a period 4 times a year. When a woman is on a BCpill, the only reason she has a "period" (or technically, withdrawl bleed) is because she stopped taking the estrogen pill. IF your girls have heavy periods, are in sports, or bad cramps etc, it's a very good choice. The other nice thing is that because they are on a pill, their hormones are at a steadier state and won't have as many mood swings etc. Some girls may still have moodiness around the time they would be having a period but it just takes time to adjust. If cost is an issue there are some generic options. If you have any other specific questions, feel free to send me a note.
Hey, I am 23 and I had very heavy periods when I was their age. I went on the pill at 17 and was told by my doc that the pill would ease the pain and the amount. This didn't happen for me. I told him that they were the same and he said that its fine, that for my age, its kind of normal. I didn't have any problems with this, health wise at all. They did ease up for a few years and only lately have they been really heavy again. I'm still on the same pill but I noticed a pattern. I am doing my degree and in my finals at the moment. 'Stress' makes my periods heavy, and more than normal. Judging by your daughters age, school, college may be stressing them out and this may have caused the heavy periods.
I hope this helps, but still make an appointment to ask your doc about this.