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    Migraine headaches after long term birth control use
    Rugger7 posted:
    I am a 25 year old female that has been on birth control pills for almost 8 years. They have always been bi hormone pills with estrogen and progesterone. No other prior headache/migraine history nor any other medical problems. Within the past year I have noticed increasing headache frequency and intensity usually around the second week into the pills. This past fall they progressed into aura preceded migraines. My aura is a strange feeling in my head, not painful just different. A recent visit to my gyno resulted in them taking me off of birth control with estrogens in it for what they said was probably forever. I was told that i could take progesterone based pills or have an IUD placed. I was wondering why the migraines with estrogen bases birth control is so concerning and what is the cause.

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