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Migraine starts again 1 week after getting off the pill
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Karome23 posted:
Dear Dr. Collins: I'm a 40 year old, non smoker who just got off the pill on 5/13, due to my husband having a vasectomy 3 months ago. I was on the pill this last time for about 1 1/2 years. Due to my age and my migraines I really wanted to get off the pill, even though my OB/GYN insists that I should stay on it because my cycle is not regular every 28 or 30 days. It might be 35 or 40 days, but she seems paranoid about me getting uterine cancer if I don't have it every 28 to 30 days. I really don't want to stay on the pill and was also hoping my migraines would stay away after I got off. I got off like I said on 5/13, my period started on 5/17 and lasted until 5/21 and I've had a migraine every day since 5/20. I take Imitrex for it but really hate to take that too, but if I don't take it for the pain I'm just miserable. Is this migraine caused because I don't take the extra hormones from the pill all of a sudden and do you think they will stay away after this spell, once my body has regulated itself from getting off the pill? I'm also taking a Remedy that my Homeopath recommended for irregular periods and migraines, but that doesn't seem to make a difference right now. I've had migraines, on and off the pill since my 20's, but they seem to have gotten more frequent the older I'm getting.
Your reply would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Tanja
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