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Can birth control methods be used for the treatment of migraine with aura?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 12/07/2016

Combined oral contraceptives and progestogen-only pills can help improve a woman's headaches and migraines but also worsen them. It depends on each woman and the type of hormone in the pill. Studies, however, suggest that the lowest dose pills (those containing 20 micrograms of estrogen) are the most suitable for women who suffer from migraine regularly.

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 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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