Post # 1
A little over a week ago, I switched from Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo to the Skyla IUD (a smaller version of Mirena). I was on OTC Lo for about 7 years and just felt like I wanted something w/o estrogen but still low dose of hormones, so I thought Skyla was perfect. Since getting it put in, I’ve noticed that I get headaches, usually just on one side of my head that come and go throughout the day. Has anyone else experienced something like this? I’m assuming they have something to do with switching hormones/BC but not sure.
Post # 3
@kat912: Hmmm, I would guess it has something to do with your body getting used to the difference in hormones. I have a paraguard (copper) IUD and I didn’t have any headaches, nor have I heard of any, so I would guess it’s something besides the IUD itself. I hope they go away soon!
Post # 4
@MsCarabiner: Thanks! That’s what I’m thinking too. Hopefully they do disappear soon…until then I’ll continue to pop Aleve 🙂
Post # 5
i have these constantly. on the right side of my head. they were way worse when i was on the pill (sprintec), so bad that i went off the pill. i’m thinking it has to do with the hormones. they get worse when i’m close to my period or ovulation days.
if you keep having them, or they become unbearable, talk to your doctor. it may be due to the hormones.
Post # 6
I had my mirena put in about a month and a half ago and I would say for about the first week I had headaches and cramps but was all better after the first two weeks. And now I have no cramps, headaches, or bleeding! And I’ve lost weight so win-win for me!
Post # 7
I’ve suffered from migraines for years. I had to do a headache diary and realized that after switching my pill, I got significantly fewer migraines. My neuro says hormonal shifts around your period can cause migraines in a lot of women. I never have a period (skip the sugar pills and start the next pack) so I never paid much attention until I changed my pill.
hopefully, it’s one of those side effects that go away after a short while. But if they don’t, bring it up with your OB.
Post # 8
@CrazyCatLady13: Great to hear! Hopefully I’ll follow in your footsteps!