Despite the Affordable Care Act’s required coverage of birth control, some insurers are denying coverage of the birth control patch or NuvaRing, NPR reports. There are a few exceptions to the rule, but nearly all health plans are required to cover all FDA-approved birth control. If you have been denied coverage, NPR recommends appealing the… Continue reading Hormonal Birth Control for Menstrual Migraine & Insurance Denials
My brain has had a rough month. I’ve had brief reprieves, but most of my time has been occupied by terrible migraines. I feel better this morning and am taking full advantage of it. I’m in my fourth week of birth control pills. I’ve been spotting for the last 10 days, which I assume has… Continue reading Terrible Migraines: Is it birth control pills? Allergies? A bad spell?
Talking to Hart about hormonal birth control, migraine and stroke risk got me wondering what my risk really is. If it is low, multiplying the number by eight isn’t that big of a deal. Kersti explains this well in her comment on the post: [T]he problem with statistics is that they’re misleading. 8 times more… Continue reading Maybe Birth Control Pills Would Be OK
Birth control pills are often used to treat menstrual migraine by evening out hormone levels and sometimes to stop menstruation all together. In recent news are a medication that keeps women from menstruating and a tasty new pill. Lybrel, a continuous oral birth control that stops menstruation, may soon be an option for women with… Continue reading Birth Control Pill News
Two stories on migraine seem to surface year after year: Acupuncture, whether real or a “sham,” can help prevent migraines and taking birth control pills can increase migraine and non-migraine headaches in women. Each story is based on findings of new studies and the topics don’t seem to be over-researched. Still, new studies come to… Continue reading Acupuncture & Birth Control Deja Vu