Can the IUD cause migraines? But clinical experience has shown that these IUDs that contain hormones can also worsen the frequency and severity of migraine in some women. So as with all hormonal birth control, it is important to monitor for either positive or negative effects on migraine.
Which IUD is best for migraine sufferers? Crystal noted, “In general, we do not recommend estrogen-containing birth control for people that have migraine with aura,” she said. “For them, we recommend progesterone-only methods.” Progesterone-only birth control options include the mini-pill, IUDs like Skyla® and Mirena®, and the NEXPLANON® implant.
Can IUDs help with migraines? And while progestin-secreting IUDs are safe for women who have migraines, they really are not particularly helpful in the treatment of the menstrual associated headaches.
Can the Mirena cause migraines? The most commonly reported adverse effects are alterations of menstrual bleeding patterns, nausea, abdominal/pelvic pain, headache/migraine, dizziness, fatigue, amenorrhea, ovarian cysts, genital discharge, acne/seborrhea, breast tenderness, and vulvovaginitis.