Does progestogen-only / Mini pill cause migraines?

How our community feel they have been impacted by migraines on progestogen-only / Mini pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

93%

A bit

3%

Quite a bit

2%

A great deal

1%

A lot

1%

Out of the 1282 reviews for progestogen-only / Mini 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
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6 days ago

This pill has been amazing for me, I went on it because of very heavy periods and it really helped with that, I would really recommend it. I have heard a lot of bad stories from friends about their (different) pills but for me I don’t think I’ve had any bad side effects or experiences with it and I’ve been on it for nearly 7 years!

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Very positive mood

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

I have PCOS, so don’t get regular periods and take the mini pill in order to balance my hormones. However, I don’t feel that it truly does balance them; I frequently get break through bleeding, feel bloated, have very low energy and experience cramps even when not on my period. As there is no breaks in this pill cycle, I never know if bleeding is a real period or an effect from this pill which concerns me. If I forget to take this pill, it can trigger a hormonal migraine.


Increased sex drive

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  16th May 24

I had to switch from the combined pill to the mini pill following a bought of migraines with aura. At first, it was great - I didn’t get periods, I felt good, I wasn’t worried about strokes etc. However, after around 6 months of my body getting used to it, my periods came back, extremely irregular (I.e. 3 periods in one month), my mood and mental health had significantly declined, and my skin is absolutely terrible.


Very negative mood

2 more effects

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

51% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported tender breasts

46% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported period like cramps

44% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

41% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

38% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness


Possible progestogen-only / Mini pill side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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