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A 32-year-old female asked:

I'm on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed and got my period today i keep getting really bad headace on one side going down to my neck i've been on pill for awhile first time?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
See Dr.: There are certain types of headaches and neurological complications that women have that would prevent them from being good candidates for taking the birth control pill. I think you should discuss this headache with your doctor to make sure that you're not at risk for a stroke or pulmonary embolism. Any history of headaches or migraines need to be discussed with your doctor.

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Last updated Mar 14, 2014

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