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

93%

A bit

4%

Quite a bit

1%

A great deal

1%

A lot

1%

Out of the 2438 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 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 day ago

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 6 - 12 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

Honestly the worst pill! I have been on this pill for 6 months and have decided to come off it. I experienced weight gain, loss of sex drive, bad mood swings, vaginal dryness. I do not recommend this pill to nobody. I spoke to my doctor and he said yes because of the estrogen I expereinced weight gain. So if your doctor or nurse tells you that it does not make you gain weight it sure does!


Very negative mood

3 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 5 yr
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

I was given the combined pill as my first ever contraception. It was great in terms of regular periods, lighter periods, convenient to use, not invasive to have etc. However, whilst using it, I had migraines every single time I was menstruating, sometimes with aura and were extremely debilitating. This ultimately meant I had to come off the pill, and I didn’t realise until around a year after being off the pill that my migraines had nearly stopped completely, and when I did have them, they weren’t nearly as severe. Other than debilitating migraines (which may not be the case for everyone as I did experience them before going on the pill), the combined pill was amazing in all aspects.


Somewhat negative mood

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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