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HELLO - my mother is the only person in the family who has experienced migraine headaches - throwing up, sensitive to light, etc.

It says on this web page [ ]:


* smoke (and plan to continue smoking, or know you can't commit to quitting yet)
* have migraine headaches
* breastfeed an infant currently
* know you are sensitive to estrogens
* or have you had bad side effects with hormonal methods which contain estrogen before?

What do you think? Do you think it's safe for me to try BC even though my mother experiences headaches?

I have some tension from TMJ, no sensitivity to light or other symptoms.

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If YOU have never experienced a migraine headache, then it would be safe for you to try a hormonal method. You'd just have to be sure to let your doctor know about your family background, and to be sure to watch out for migraine headaches once you are on the hormonal method, so that you can quit or switch to another if you do start to experience headaches.

Overall, it's always a matter of giving your doctor a full medical history, and working closely with them. Even if you have one risk factor, you can try a hormonal method, as long as your doctor knows and you can be monitored closely.

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