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Anyone else gone on the pill to control hormonal migraines? Any success?

(6 Posts)
beakysmum Thu 31-Jul-08 21:37:42

That's it really!
Have only had migraines since I had my first child. The pill seems to take the edge of them, but doesn't eliminate them. Be interested in the experience of others......

emma1977 Thu 31-Jul-08 21:39:52

Which pill?

oi Thu 31-Jul-08 21:42:43

yes, I've started taking Yasmin. I take it constantly at the moment with no break and have not had a migraine since I started taking it. Marvellous.

I too had never had a migraine until I had my second child.

Had to get a gynae to prescribe it as the doctors didn't want to know.

beakysmum Fri 01-Aug-08 00:28:49

My pill is Microgynon.

I'm taking several packs in a row as well, but I still get mild migraines at randon times, maybe when my own hormones peak?

I also get a mild migraine when I take a break in taking the pill for a few days. Maybe I should ask for Yasmin. How did you get referred to a gynae, oi?

beakysmum Fri 01-Aug-08 16:00:37

WHy do I still get migraines, even when I am taking the pill continuously?

oi Fri 01-Aug-08 19:08:05

yes, if I took a break, I'd get a migraine and in fact, this week, i had a bad headache which I think could have been classed a migraine had it gone one notch up.

I don't know...maybe yours aren't only hormonal migraines? have you done a food diary?

I have noticed I'm v sensitive to not eating. If I have a long period without food, I can almost guarantee a migraine. That and eating brie and camembert (grr my favourite).

I insisted on a referral and in the end, paid for myself and self referred (and was then told I could get an NHS referral).

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