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Review: could Nicotine cause Migraines?

Summary: Migraines could be caused by Nicotine, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lisinopril, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 5,641 people who have side effects while taking Nicotine from FDA and social media. Among them, 19 have Migraines. Find out below who they are, when they have Migraines and more.

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Nicotine

Nicotine (latest outcomes from 5,770 users) has active ingredients of nicotine. It is often used in quit smoking.

Migraines

Migraines (headache) (latest reports from 169,960 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, birth control, depression, osteoporosis, pain.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 5,636 people reported to have side effects when taking Nicotine. Among them, 19 people (0.34%) have Migraines. They amount to 0.01% of all the 169,345 people who have Migraines on eHealthMe.

Trend of Migraines in Nicotine reports

Time on Nicotine when people have Migraines * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Migraines100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Migraines when taking Nicotine * :

FemaleMale
Migraines88.89%11.11%

Age of people who have Migraines when taking Nicotine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Migraines0.00%0.00%0.00%18.75%43.75%0.00%31.25%6.25%

Severity of Migraines when taking Nicotine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Migraines ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (7 people, 36.84%)
  2. Depression (3 people, 15.79%)
  3. Anxiety (3 people, 15.79%)
  4. Mood swings (2 people, 10.53%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (2 people, 10.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lisinopril (5 people, 26.32%)
  2. Topamax (4 people, 21.05%)
  3. Effexor (4 people, 21.05%)
  4. Clonazepam (4 people, 21.05%)
  5. Gabapentin (4 people, 21.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • This drug has ruined my life. I am only 26 years old and I am rapidly gaining weight, am going through premature menopause, and cannot have children. All this has happened since I have GONE OFF THE DRUG. Do not take this drug.

    Reply

    Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:

    Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27

    Reply

  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • Patient gets a migraine, then appears to be confused, disoriented and thinks they are someone else, doesn't recognize anyone familiar to them; then has a seizure and doesn't remember anything besides the migraine

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have stopped using this drug as it has cause me a lot of problems as stated above and the Pharmaceutical drug company knew about my effects they just don't care or they would make better drugs with less side effects idiot scientist.

    Reply

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