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zebra2022

801d

does/did anyone here have/had migraines mainly around your period? did the birth control pill help with it?

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    • incogneato

      794d

      I still had migraines while on the mini-pill but they were significantly better than when I was off of it

    • incogneato

      794d

      I still had migraines while on the mini-pill but they were significantly better than when I was off of it

    • Fluffsy

      794d

      I typically get a migraine every month before my period starts (and also just throughout the month) and for me when I went on birth control it got dramatically worse. Not to scare you and there were other reasons too but I decided I just can’t go on hormonal birth control again. Im not sure about non hormonal options, I’m also currently pregnant and the pregnancy is also making the migraines worse so I think my body just doesn’t like hormones haha

    • Brick.Mel.Puff

      797d

      I tried a BC to delay my periods 3 months in between but because I get aura, the BC actually made my migraines significantly worse and I had them almost every day. I switched to the paragard non hormonal IUD and now have only had 6-7 migraines since end of summer/ beginning of fall of 2021

    • Snowy

      799d

      Yep. Or at least that's the pattern I'm starting to see. I take BC to avoid periods, so I think it lengthens the time between migraine bouts. But before my period, it will be like every other day :/

    • Adriana777

      800d

      I had a migraine every time my period started. I started taking the bc pill and they immediately stopped. It only helps with the hormonal migraines however. I do still get migraines otherwise.

    • E11iefant

      800d

      If anything, bc made it worse. :(

      • zebra2022

        800d

        @E11iefant do you know which one it was that made or worse

        • E11iefant

          800d

          @zebra2022 I’ve been on a few different pills, I don’t remember the names of them. They were the WORST for my migraines. Right now I have a mirena IUD, it’s a little better but still not great.🤷‍♀️

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