Migraine Bees, what BC do you use?

posted 8 months ago in Wellness
Post # 2
1221 posts
Bumble bee

progestogen only minipill currently and Jaydess IUD previously. The Jaydess gave me very regular period whereas with the pill it totally stopped. Hav3nt had noticeable side effects.

Post # 3
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Backyard

You could try Mirena instead, it is progesterone containing and not estrogen, which is the thing you want to avoid with migraines. I had Skyla (same but smaller) for 9 months and it didn’t seem to effect my migraines, but I had it removed because it gave me the worst cramping the whole 9 months. It can also take awhile for the bleeding/cramping to ease up, though I wish I hadn’t waited so long to have mine removed. Then I did FAM (temping, charting, avoiding during fertile week) and that worked great for me but I have super regular cycles so that made it less of a hassle and my husband has low sex drive so it was easy for us to abstain for a week or so every month.

Post # 4
4264 posts
Honey bee

Condoms and prayer.

Post # 6
618 posts
Busy bee

Charting and pull out for 6 years. Fiancé just had a vasectomy though, yahoo!!

Post # 7
42 posts

I was getting migraines during the placebo week on my pill. I switched a several years ago to the generic version of seasonique and love it! I only get my period 4x/year and my migraines have decreased. It seems that my migraines were hormone related so not sure if this would help with you! I was on this pill for about 3 years, got off it – my cycles went back to normal almost right away and got a BFP the first month we started to TTC. I went back on it after LO was born. 

Post # 8
9107 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Mirena. I don’t get auras though

Post # 9
359 posts
Helper bee

Loestrin pill – I take 3 packs consecutively so I only get my period every 10 weeks. I’ve been on several different BCP’s throughout the years so I have no idea if it is a contributing factor to my migraines. I’m scared to get off hormones as I’ve been on the pill for 15 years (eek) and don’t actually know what my body is like without them. Plus getting my period every month sounds like a nightmare…

Post # 10
3334 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

jacksspade :  I use copper and I love it. How long have you had it in? 

Post # 11
2022 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Tri Lo Sprintec

My migraines got worse as I got older. To the point I get a monthly massage to help ease any tension. Mine are not only hormonal 

Post # 12
3093 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

jacksspade :  I’m not so sure how much birth control affected my migraines over the years. I tend to get them when the perfect storm of a major change in air pressure / weather hits while I’m already weakened (on my period or sick). I typically get pressure headaches with my period so sometimes they end up turning into migraines. 

I’m currently on Nuva Ring. I tried Mirena IUD but it didn’t work out for me. While, again, I’m not really sure how much it affects my migraines, I will say that the ring has tempered a lot of my menstrual symptoms in general. I used to get very painful cramps and a very heavy flow, but since being on the ring it’s much more bearable. I basically just feel tired and a bit achy for a few days, with a bit of a headache and a reasonable flow. 

Post # 13
824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Currently, Mirena. but also had good experiences with Seasonique. For me, I need to keep my hormones as stable as possible as I would get horrible migranes when I ovulated.

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