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

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