I recently started using birth control pills and also have migraines with aura. I was first prescribed Sprintec (generic Ortho-Tri-Cyclen) which was okay until my off-week and I had an absolutely debilitating migraine. I tried to get an IUD placed, but was told that my uterus was waaay too small (doctor said the IUD was bigger than my uterus!) I was switched to Lo-LoeEstrin, which I could only tolerate for maybe a week, because I was having daily migraines.
I was put on Micronor, and am on my fourth month on it. My bleeding has stopped being so irregular, but I get much longer and heavier periods than I ever did before taking the pill. I also am still getting migraines, and I also get these sort of “low-level migraines” where it feels like a small migraine for several days.
So any suggestions on what to do next? The IUD seemed absolutely perfect, I was really bummed I couldn’t get it. Are the other brands of POPs worth trying?