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I get chronic migraines. Will the birth control pill make this worse?

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I get chronic migraines. I am wondering if the birth control pill make this worse.

It depends. Migraines may improve or worsen with oral birth control, but the biggest thing to discuss with your doctor is whether taking oral birth control is safe for you. In some women, especially those who have migraines with an aura, taking oral birth control may be contraindicated as this may increase risk for ischemic events. Here is a good resource for you to read more: