Hello, I'm 28 years old and have been taking oral contraception pills for most of my adult life. Until a few months ago I had been taking Ortho Tri Cyceln Lo, this pill just like most other oral contraception has estrogen. I've been suffering from migraines for many years and have tried countless prescription pills from my neurologist. Some of them have worked but I wanted to prevent the migraines, not just treat them. It wasn't until I switched OBGYNs earlier this year and my doctor determined the cause of my DAILY migraines was from the estrogen in the Ortho. The added estrogen was at toxic levels in my body thus creating side effects such as migraines. She didn't run any tests or anything, it was just common knowledge for her. She switched me to a progestin only pill and the migraines stopped completely.I still get the occasional migraine but I'm relating those to my monthly cycle. Bottom line, if you are a migraine suffered taking any type of oral contraception, try switching to a progestin only pill. The effects is almost instant, it's incredible. 100% life changing for me.
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