Posted by: Alice | 2009/06/30

How long should headaches last after stopping the Pill?

Hi Dr C

Hoping to get pregnant, I' ve just come off the Pill after being on it for 15 years. I' m experiencing headaches which I presume are similar to the ones I got during my menstruation week. (I did change to a lighter Pill at that time which reduced the severity of the headaches but they never went away).

How long should I expect to get these headaches and at what point to I need to go to the doctor to check things out?


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If you usually have headaches during your menstruation week, then this will probably continue. If they persist after your period, then see your doctor.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/07/01

I had mine for about 2 weeks. Eventually went to the doc all he did was give me stronger painkillers

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/06/30

I would give it a few weeks at least, probably just your body readjusting to being off the pill..

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