7/9/07 #4 - Migraines - help deciding on birth control?

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    I’m 29 years old and married with a 2 year old boy. I got an abortion done 2 weeks back and looking for some birth control. I have migraine and that’s the problem I’m not able to decide any birth control. We are not ready for second baby for at least 3-4 years. I’ll be very thankful to you .please guide me. Thanks, Tamana.

     

    Answer:

    Dear Tamana;

    Oral contraceptives should be used with care as they increase risk of stroke, especially in women with Migraine. However, it’s impossible to know how great that risk may be without knowing of any other risk factors you may have such as family history, smoking, etc. Also, some oral contraceptives can make Migraines more frequent and severe, but trying them is the only way to tell whether they will affect you that way or not. Your doctors should help you with this decision. If you see both a doctor for your Migraines and an OB/GYN, have them consult and help you decide on a method of birth control.

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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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Published On: July 09, 2007