(Closed) Coming off BC and terrible headaches, anyone else??

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@ecomaha: The first two weeks were brutal for me. My body reacted to lack of artificial hormone in it. I had massive cramps and just general ick. Those weeks were pretty miserable. It got a lot easier after those first few weeks. I lived off of Advil in that time before things calmed down.

Post # 4
1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The same thing happened to me as @brox:, but after a couple weeks my symptoms went away. Eat some salty crackers and sip something carbonated like Coke, it will help you feel less queazy.

Post # 5
48 posts

Coming off of any pill will make you feel that way.  I was a mess for my first month off of it.. headaches, dizziness, hair falling out, acne…. you name it!  After the first month I felt perfectly fine though.  Hang in there! 

Post # 6
2410 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had the worst headaches, but I came off it teh week before th ewedding which I think really distracted from all that. The headaches went away pretty quickly though and I feel really great now so hang in there!

Post # 7
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Dito! I came of of Lo ogestrel which is an even higher dosage and I noticed an increase in killer headaches. I was majorly sensitive to light and everything. I cried many times.

I stocked up on Excedrine migraine ( carried in in a purse and in car just incase- I never new when they would hit). Also carry an electrolyte drink ( gatorade, powerade,v etc) because believe it or not two glasses of it is just as effective as an aspirin and can help in a  pinch without meds.

Post # 8
1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I was on Loestrin FE 1/20 for over a decade (went off in January).  Didn’t get headaches, but did have crazy sore bbs for a few weeks and have had terrible period cramps since then.  I also get a lot of mini cramps and twinges in between periods.

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