Which pill is best if you have headaches?
Migraines in women are often caused by changes in hormone levels, which naturally occur each month. Oral contraceptives can help with your migraine, but they can also make your symptoms worse. Recent studies have shown that pills with less than 20mg of oestrogen are less likely to cause headaches or worsen existing ones.
Some women might experience migraines during the pill-free break. This happens because of the sudden drop of oestrogen. If you experience these types of migraines, speak to your doctor, as you might be recommended to take the pill without a break to solve this issue.
If you experience dizziness, sensitivity to light or visual disturbances when you have a migraine, you might not be able to take the contraceptive pill.
If you are known to have migraines with aura, you should not be on a combined pill, but you can usually take a mini-pill instead.