Does the combined pill cause migraines?

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

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

94%

A bit

4%

Quite a bit

1%

A great deal

1%

A lot

1%

Out of the 2342 reviews for the combined pill, 0 people (0%) reported migraines.

Reviewers that reported migraines as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 5 - 8 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6 days ago

  •  Still using

Only negative for me is it does make me very emotional and I’m not usually an emotional person!

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Top side effects not reported

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Used for 8+ yr
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 week ago

  •  Still using

I have tried many contraceptions ranging from the injection to the implant. I landed on this pill at about 20 years old and at the beginning it worked really well considering how all the others gave me really bad bleeding or other side effects. I’ve been on Rigevidon on and off for about 8 years. And I’d say within the last few years I’ve noticed a huge change in my moods when on the pill and when on a break from it I’m happier. This pill has caused anxiety, worry, stress and bouts of depression. I’m not usually like this and it’s horrible to feel like each month I dread the time that my mood will dip and I’ll feel not like myself. I’ve had to even explain this to my fiancé so he’s prepared and it’s not fair on either of us. I overthink and it’s just like a grey cloud following me. It’s not worth it and truthfully I’ll be coming off it for good when this packet is finished!


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 8+ yr
40 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

After taking the contraceptive pill for the past 15 years and being told it’s perfectly safe, I found out at the beginning of this year that I have 3 tumours on my liver as a result of long term usage of the pill. This week I underwent major surgery and had a liver resection to remove the biggest tumour, which at over 7cm was at risk of haemorrhaging. I’ve got two other smaller tumours which will hopefully shrink now I’ve come off the contraceptive pill. I hope my story highlights that hormonal contraception is NOT SAFE!


Top side effects not reported

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Combined pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

54% of the combined pill reviewers reported tender breasts

49% of the combined pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

48% of the combined pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

45% of the combined pill reviewers reported period like cramps

40% 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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