Can Depo-Provera increase Migraines?

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  • Full Question:

    Hi my name is shanea I've been on depo for almost 2 yrs now but since getting on the birth control I have been having terrible migraines that last for about a week its to the point where I can't even move is it because of the birth control? My doctor thinks otherwise!


    Full Answer:

    Dear Shanea;


    I have seen Depo-Provera do this many times. I believe your physician is incorrect on this point. Could there be a way to lower the dose and give it more often?


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz



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Published On: October 23, 2012