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Bad headaches after taking an I-pill. Is this the side effect ?

Hi. My wife took a i- Pill 2 weeks ago. After which she is having bad headache . I read that headache is the comman side effect of this medicine. So we didn t bothered initially. But now its like more than two weeks and now she is still having the headache. Initially it was like it comes and goes but since yesterday she is having a continuos headache. So i am not sure if there is reason to worry or if its normal. By the way she got her periods on 15th Feb( 1 day before the scheduled date). Can you suggest any medicine for the same? Please help me.
Asked On : Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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Welcome to the forum.

I pill intake has complications like nausea, vomiting, headache, pain abdomen, dizziness, mood swings, loss of libido, irregular menstruation cycles, etc. Since she is suffering from headache since 2 weeks, ensure that she is properly fed and well hydrated, let her take nutritious diet.

I pill is an emergency contraceptive pill that should be taken only in emergency like condom rupture, unprotected intercourse, forgot to take regular pills for more than 2-3 days, etc. I pill should not be used as a regular contraceptive pill.

Headache can also be due to stress, depression, migraine, low blood pressure, gastric problem ( in few cases ). It will be good to let her eye's get examined by an eye specialist. Eye site problems are the commonest cause of headache. Take care.
Answered: Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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