Fast-forward 6 years and I'm now suffering from migraine with aura, and had a nurse shout at me for being on the combined pill. I'm currently doing a trial run off the pill - stopped at the end of my last cycle 2 days ago, aaand now I'm bleeding again, so not looking too good! I've been prescribed vitamin A for my acne now anyway because I had some that was cystic.
So to my questions! First off, does anyone have any information regarding the increased risk of stroke when a woman with aura migraines is on the combined pill? I'm a third year medical student, so technical links are fine! Second question, what should I expect coming off the pill? Should I keep trying or give up? And finally, is the progestogen only pill useful for acne?
For the record, I do plan on asking my GP, so definitely not looking for concrete medical advice. I'd just like some background information before I close off the avenue of combined birth control.
(Note: I'm not sexually active, so at this point it isn't a concern being off the pill in that respect.)
Thanks in advance!
ETA: I'm also hypothyroid if that's relevant.