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Having migraines, had mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted 20th january heard this can make headaches worse, do i need to get coil removed? painkillers not working.

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Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Don't think so: B"sd in fact the opposite seems to be true: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends using progestin-only intrauterine or barrier contraception.These include ... levonorgestrel-releasing intra-uterine system (Mirena). estrogen containing pills are avoided due to risk of worsening headache and stroke. Would stay with Mirena and see a headache specialist

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Last updated Feb 15, 2016

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