Does the combined pill cause headaches?

How our community feel they have been impacted by headaches on the combined pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

84%

A bit

9%

Quite a bit

4%

A great deal

2%

A lot

1%

Out of the 2438 reviews for the combined pill, 0 people (0%) reported headaches.

Reviewers that reported headaches as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  today

I gained weight and felt more irritable when taking this contraception

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Somewhat negative mood

3 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 6 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 days ago

I had a really bad experience on this pill. I would have regular feelings of nausea every I gained significant weight because my appetite became insatiable. On top of that my breasts were extremely tender. The combination of these side effects really effected my self confidence, so I would not recommend this pill. However, it should be noted that I am extremely oestrogen sensitive and it did improve my skin.


Somewhat negative mood

3 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 6 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 days ago

I didn’t have a positive experience with this combined pill, my moods were very irrational and irritable, my periods irregular and it made me sweat more, which was a strange and uncomfortable side effect!


Very negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

53% of the combined pill reviewers reported tender breasts

48% of the combined pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

48% of the combined pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

44% of the combined pill reviewers reported period like cramps

39% of the combined pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness


Possible the combined pill side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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