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Review: could Ortho evra cause Migraine?

We study 26,818 people who have side effects while taking Ortho evra from FDA and social media. Among them, 317 have Migraine. Find out below who they are, when they have Migraine and more.

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Ortho evra

Ortho evra (latest outcomes from 26,896 users) has active ingredients of ethinyl estradiol; norelgestromin. It is often used in birth control.

Migraine

Migraine (headache) (latest reports from 172,870 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, birth control, depression, osteoporosis, pain.

On Jul, 16, 2014: 26,818 people reported to have side effects when taking Ortho evra. Among them, 317 people (1.18%) have Migraine. They amount to 0.18% of all the 172,146 people who have Migraine on eHealthMe.

Trend of Migraine in Ortho evra reports

Time on Ortho evra when people have Migraine * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Migraine30.95%38.10%9.52%17.86%3.57%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Migraine when taking Ortho evra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Migraine0.00%0.00%11.24%48.19%33.73%6.43%0.40%0.00%

Severity of Migraine when taking Ortho evra ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Migraine ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (191 people, 60.25%)
  2. Dysmenorrhoea (10 people, 3.15%)
  3. Mood swings (9 people, 2.84%)
  4. Anxiety (9 people, 2.84%)
  5. Endometriosis (8 people, 2.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prevacid (13 people, 4.10%)
  2. Zoloft (8 people, 2.52%)
  3. Lexapro (8 people, 2.52%)
  4. Zyrtec (7 people, 2.21%)
  5. Zomig (7 people, 2.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 month 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

    donegal828 on May, 28, 2014:

    I feel the same way. I am 27 years old, continuously gaining weight and wish that I had never taken this drug. I am so sorry to hear about the premature menopause and reproductive problems! How did you find out about all of that? Is that definitely a result of taking adderall? How terrible! I need to get myself to the doctor!

    Reply

    AmyJ on May, 15, 2014:

    I'm 36 now and did the injections at 29. I've had 2 children since but in the 3 years showing signs of pre menopause. Always wondered if it was due to those injections.

    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 (2 months ago):

  • Recurrent shingles for last 1-2 years with them now coming almost as soon as I am off the 7 days 3000 gram course. Two weeks ago during the 5th day of the 3000 per day, I awoke and the muscles of my lower extremities were so tight and rigid I could hardly bend to move. Painful to get around, could bend. Joints stiff, but it the muscles, WOWEE.. took 5 days to gradually go away. During this, I had gone to 500 2x a day of Valtrex and the shingles were back in 3 days. Nose gets stuffy, extreme itch that 3 benadryl can't touch, and of course tingle and burn. Always in my hair, forehead and sometimes on bridge of nose. I had to start another round of 3000 gram/day. Today is my last day of one week of 500 2x day, and will go to 500 1x day. I itch, tingle, sore, ache and have a few bumps but nothing that has actually popped out YET. This weekend we will see. I have been doing this since 2013.
    They started out every couple months, now perpetual.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Initially started with daily right sided migraines some -5 years ago. Not long later right shoulder had dropped 7cms. Had occipital nerve lead implant put in in 2008 which helps right sided migraines. Approx 2 years Go pain spread to left side of shoulder. Had radio frequency neurotomy and 3 nerves were killed in Feb 2013. Since late last year pain has spread on left side. Now getting left sided shoulder pain including pain in ribs. I have also recently acquired left sided migraine pain.

    Reply

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