Does rigevidon pill cause migraine with aura?

How our community feel they have been impacted by migraine with aura on rigevidon pill

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Out of the 530 reviews for rigevidon pill, 0 people (0%) reported migraine with aura.

Reviewers that reported migraine with aura as a side effect

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Used for 8+ yr
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  25th Feb 24

  •  Stopped using

Started taking this pill 8 years ago when I was 18 for contraception and to lighten periods that were on the heavy side and quite painful. The first few years were great, periods were lighter and less painful, no notable side effects. I started tricycling packets a few years back allowing me to plan periods around events. I think with time periods on this pill became more painful and heavier, with some infrequent almost unbearable pains, maybe once per period I would have 10 mins of agony. My blood pressure is now slightly raised and I have been having heart palpitations/high Heart rate. I had a migraine with aura a few weeks back (during my pill free week so probably linked to hormone changes). My skin has worsened in the last few years with big chin and jaw cysts but again these are infrequent. I hadn’t noticed mood changes maybe as I had been on this pill for so long. My sex drive was also none existent and I would never think of initiating sex. Due to all these symptoms I have come off birth control all together. I was incredibly anxious about coming off the pill as the thought of no longer having control over my periods was so alien to me. Since coming off my heart symptoms have improved, migraines improved, skin has improved (but I have been using prescription medication too), mood has improved (apart from the few days before my period!). The first period back came exactly 28 days after stopping the pill and has been heavier but less painful and manageable using a menstrual disc. My sex drive Increased immediately after stopping the pill and even more so around ovulation. I had lost about 6lbs from around my hips and stomach in a few weeks with no diet changes. My boobs feel slightly smaller and are more sensitive. I am now looking for the right alternative contraceptive for me whilst tracking my monthly cycles and getting to know my body better. The doctors immediately recommended I switch to a POP which I haven’t done yet, as maybe non hormonal would be better. Coming off the combined pill has prompted some open conversations with friends, and to my surprise all have had their own struggles with combined pills and no longer take them. I think we need more support as young women to make informed decisions around these topics rather than get dumped on the cheapest medication available that have symptoms that impact so many aspects of physical and mental health. In summary it was good for a while and may be better for some people but don’t let yourself feel trapped by the convenience of this pill. Don’t ignore any negative side effects as ultimately your body knows best.

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
17 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Jul 23

  •  Still using

Helped my periods a lot, I could skip them which I liked. Went from lasting 8 days to 5, less painful and a lot lighter when they were usually very heavy. Did increase depression and anxiety, and I lost my sex drive almost completely/rarely got turned on. Made me eat more and I gained weight, and increased my vaginal discharge

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Used for 3 - 5 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  11th Jul 23

  •  Stopped using

I was on rigevidon for 5 years and didn't realise how awful it had made me feel until I came off it- it was like a cloud lifted almost immediately. During that time I'd suffered severe mood swings and depression, a complete lack of energy to the point I struggled with daily tasks. I had gained a lot of weight and my blood pressure increased drastically. I ended up stopping the pill after experiencing severe migraines (increasing in intensity and frequency each month, having never suffered before) and was advised by the gp to come off it immediately. My energy and mood returned quickly and 3 years later I'm the fittest and happiest (contraceptive free) I've ever been. I do miss how nice my skin/hair was on the pill and my incredibly light periods! It certainly didn't make up for the side effects though and coming off it was the best thing I've ever done.

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Rigevidon pill common side effects

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53% of rigevidon pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

52% of rigevidon pill reviewers reported tender breasts

48% of rigevidon pill reviewers reported period like cramps

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36% of rigevidon pill reviewers reported lower back pain

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