12/10/07 #1 - Birth control pills for men for Migraine prevention?

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    Have you ever heard of low dose birth control pills being given to men to balance hormones that may be linked to migraines? I have been taking them for seven and a half months and it seems that my migraine cycle still is every two or three weeks. I take oxycodone to manage the migraine pain but continue to have the blurred vision, the throwing up, and I can not be around any light or noise of any sort. So I sleep in a closet with a pillow over my head. Benjamin.






    Dear Benjamin;


    No, I have not heard of women’s contraceptives being taken by men to decrease Migraines. That’s a new one on me. I suspect oxycodone may be keeping you in analgesic rebound headache (now called medication overuse headache). A strong suggestion is to find a good Migraine expert for assistance for, hopefully, better treatment.

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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert


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    Last updated December 10, 2007.

Published On: December 10, 2007