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Raelynne

542d

🐣 Hi friends! I got on birth control last year and after starting on it my migraine intensity and frequency spiked. Has anyone experienced anything similar?

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    • KitKat1450

      540d

      @Raelynne so you have more info- my main reason for starting birth control was for endometriosis and first line treatment for it is birth control but progesterone helps and estrogen can exacerbate symptoms. Not saying you have that, but that’s specifically why I had a bad time with estrogen birth control which I was put on before I had an official diagnosis.

    • momplus5

      542d

      I am only saying this because it happened to me. I have iih do to birth control I am allergic to synthetic estrogen and it cause severe migraines and horrid pain in my eyes. It is rear very rear but talk with your doctor.

      • Raelynne

        541d

        @momplus5 Man that sounds awful! Thanks for the heads-up!

    • KitKat1450

      542d

      I had this happen when I tried estrogen birth control pills- shit hit the fan and my body did not respond well. I’ve been on depo provera injection which is only progesterone and it’s helped me.

      • Raelynne

        542d

        @KitKat1450 That's really interesting. I might look into that as an alternative, thank you!

        • KitKat1450

          540d

          @Raelynne so you have more info- my main reason for starting birth control was for endometriosis and first line treatment for it is birth control but progesterone helps and estrogen can exacerbate symptoms. Not saying you have that, but that’s specifically why I had a bad time with estrogen birth control which I was put on before I had an official diagnosis.

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