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My GP prescribed me microgynon && i'm on my third day of taking them. Althought already im experiencing bad heacaches and dizzinesss. Im not the one to usually get headaches and ive tried taking painkillers but they dont have much effect :/

I really dont want to go off the pill as i had a pregnancy scare whilst using condoms && i know there might be other pills available but ive taken other ones before and they've had the same effect on me.

Is the pill definately making me have these bad headaches and will every type of pill make me feel like this? I've tried like 3 types already & i dont know what to do:S.....

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How long have you been on any of these pills? For some women, sickness is typical when she begins the pills, but it generally does not last very long. One's body usually becomes used to the hormones in the pill within 1-3 months.

If you haven't spent at least a month with any of these types of pills, you may want to tough it out and see if your body eventually meshes with that type. If you have, keep in mind that there are other types of contraception in addition to BCPs and condoms. Take a look:

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Your GP or GYN should be able to help you obtain any of these other methods if they sound good to you.

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"A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses." -Hippocrates

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