I get migraines with aura (nonrelated to menstral cycle) and am trying to find a birth control that contains no estrogen. I have seen 4 different nurse practitioners that say it is too high of a risk for stroke. So far my options are
1) IUD/Paragard - which is not recommended because I have never given birth. There is a nurse practitioner that is willing to give it to me though, because of my situation (this is my second choice if the mini pill does not work out)
2) Depo Provera - which I have heard nothing but terrible things about (weight gain, hormonal problems, etc)
3) Mini Pill - which I have heard negative things and health risks about (not as effective, lowered sex drive, ectopic pregnancy), but seems to be the best option for me.
Is there anyone who is on or has taken the mini pill? Or someone that has an IUD (Paragard brand) and has NOT given birth?
I would appreciate any suggestions (brands) or advice. Thanks a lot!
Published On: December 07, 2009