Does hormonal coil (IUS) cause migraine with aura?

How our community feel they have been impacted by migraine with aura on hormonal coil (IUS)

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Out of the 741 reviews for hormonal coil (IUS), 0 people (0%) reported migraine with aura.

Reviewers that reported migraine with aura as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 5 - 8 yr
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

I’ve had the mirena coil for about 7 years now and had 2 fitted. The first one worked like a dream, hardly noticed it. Since having a new one fitted over a year ago the side effects have been increasingly annoying. Acne for about 2 weeks per month, and I was never spotty before, not even as a teenager. Also period cramps, but it has completely stopped my period. Also migraines with aura, although I did suffer from these in the past, I’m not sure if they have just gotten worse or if it is the new coil. I’m very disappointed as, like I said, the first one gave me no issues at all.

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Used for 3 - 5 yr
38 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  31st Jan 24

  •  Still using

I am really satisfied with the coil as I am terrible at remembering to take tablets and so I can forget about them. No periods are great too. I am at a point though where I want to see how my body works and not have any hormonal synthetic substances and when I went to have it removed they couldn't get it out as the strings had moved up to my uterus. So after a year of several referrals and appointments and a scan, I have to have a hysteroscopy to have it removed with someone using a camera. I hadn't expected this and so it was something I wanted to share as part of the review, as I think the benefits of having the coil are great, however if I was wanting to try for a baby and had to wait over a year to have it removed (NHS) then this would have been very distressing. I hadn't realised this was a possibility and in hindsight I may have not chosen to have it for this reason. I am not sure how many people have this issue, although when I spoke to my GP they said it was fairly common. They could have just been saying this to me to make me feel better though!

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Dec 23

  •  Stopped using

The Kyleena affected my mood dramatically, even triggering panic attacks and hyperventilation. I also started experiencing spasms and swelling in my legs which due to past injuries created pain. My periods became very clot heavy - with really severe cramps.

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Hormonal coil (IUS) common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

63% of hormonal coil (IUS) reviewers reported period like cramps

45% of hormonal coil (IUS) reviewers reported tender breasts

42% of hormonal coil (IUS) reviewers reported vaginal discharge

29% of hormonal coil (IUS) reviewers reported lower back pain

27% of hormonal coil (IUS) reviewers reported breast enlargement

Possible hormonal coil (IUS) side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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