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Migraines and birth control

  • By mmmandax

    My mom recently told me a lady doctor told her that the pill is horrible for someone with migraines, especially aura (can be deadly). I’ve taken bc almost as long as I’ve had migraines (wow I just put that together).

    So I’m curious about other methods of bc y’all use and if anyone has any research..

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi mmmandax,

    Great question! Women who have migraine with aura and take birth control may be at an increase risk of stroke, which is why it’s important to discuss migraine disease with your doctor. We have a thread in the discussion forum I’d like to share with you here; https://migraine.com/topic/migraine-with-aura-and-birth-control/. Lots of good information!!

    This article may be helpful as well; https://migraine.com/blog/birth-control-migraine-prevention/ along with this link; https://migraine.com/?s=migraine+with+aura+AND+birth+control.

    Hopefully others will be along shortly to share their experiences with you!
    Wishing you a low pain day,
    Nancy

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