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Meds to wean off hormones

  • By carriec

    I’ve been on continuous birth control for 15 years. The only thing that ever controlled my migraines. Now I’m about to turn 50 and I need advice about finding preventive meds to replace the pill. I’m also unsure about how to taper off Yaz. Stop before adding meds? Take HRT?

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi carriec,

    Thank you for your question and being part of the Migraine.com discussion forum!

    Your GYN may be better equipped to answer your questions about how to taper off YAZ and HRT. I can help you with migraine information.

    As far as migraine prevention goes, there are over 100 medications that can be used to treat migraine and headache disorders. If you add up all the combinations that number goes up dramatically. You can read more about this here; https://migraine.com/migraine-treatment/prevention-medications/.

    Best of luck and keep us posted on how you are doing,
    Nancy

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