I had 5 - 6 migraines with aura in 2014 and was thus told I couldn’t have the combined pill.
I took the progesterone only pill in 2016 for six months but had to stop taking it due to constant bleeding that didn’t ever subside.
Then, in 2019, I had to take the progesterone only pill while on a course of roaccutane, this was for eight months. I bled for the whole 8 months and stopped the pill as soon as my course of roaccutane ended.
On both occasions, I have given the progesterone only pill time to settle and have still bled constantly. I don’t want to take this pill again.
After having five migraines with aura 6 years ago and none since, am I still not allowed to try the combined pill?
I am obviously very susceptible to prolonged bleeding and would like to avoid ever experiencing this again. Due to my history of constant bleeding, should I be avoiding hormones in birth control altogether? Or will smaller doses work without making me bleed?
What are my options? I am desperate!