Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Migraine Headaches and Oral Contraceptives

Women who are taking oral contraceptives (Birth Control Pill) and
develop new migraine headaches or increased severity of headaches after
starting the Pill should be told to discontinue the Pill. Women with
migraine who use oral contraceptives are at a 2-4 fold increased risk
of ischemic stroke compared to women who have migraines and are not on
the pill. The risk of a young woman having a