Birth control

I’ve read some archives but I’m wondering if anyone had a positive experience with their migraines/dizziness from getting off BC? I decided to try the mini pill this month instead of the combined I’ve been on, and day 2 of the pill I got a migraine, and haven’t had one in a long time.

My dizziness is def influenced by hormones which I have always known but I’m wondering if it’s best to get off or go back to the combined pill.

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Another of those million dollar questions I’m afraid for which I very much doubt there exists a definitive answer. You will find a lot of discussion if you use the Search facility.

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I’m curious about this as well. I’m going to do the opposite of what you’re doing, I’m going to trial going on a mini pill, at the moment am having natural cycles with ovulation (my dizziness started after I came off the mini pill 1.5 years ago). my migraine is stubborn, treating it with preventatives is not successful so far.
There was a very good podcast on hormones and migraine by the National migraine centre U.K., worth looking it up.


Oh interesting! My dizziness always started postpartum, so I know hormones are to blame. My doctor thought trying the mini pill might help with the headaches but who knows!

I’m 48 and the neurologist believed my symptoms could be hormonal. I’m on the mini pill and have been for many years.

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That’s the age. It’s certainly worth really doing your own research on this. Until you actually hit menopause it is possible doctors can control the hormone fluctuations that might be cause of MAV using hormones or other drugs even by you taking mini-prevention strategy over a certain stage of your cycle. Quite a new thing, I think. Read the relevant section in the link @Mav posted recently. I’m not fully au fait with it really. Came too late for me but it looks a possibility.


Mine says mine are hormonal as well. I can feel symptoms creeping up on me these past two days because it’s getting close to that time of the month. Other than that and major weather changes, I’ve felt pretty good. The hormones though, not a good time. Can’t wait until this round is over with so I can feel good again.

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Has the pill helped your dizziness? I was recently prescribed seasonique birth control by my gynecologist. I’m 41

Hi, how do I find this post?

I suspect it’s this post? (same author, month, a link):

How did I find that?

I clicked on the user’s mention, then clicked on the User Card to look at the user’s profile, then looked at Top Topics around the same time (Feb 2020) and voila!