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Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Healthyagain, Community Member, asks

Q: Headache just before and after orgasm, and on toilet

Recently, I learned that I have a mild high blood pressure (125/87 in average).  Then, about 3 weeks ago I experience my first headache after orgasm.  This headache becomes longer in hours up to 12 hours now.  Sometimes on toilet when I try to push my stool out I felt sudden pressure up in my head, and my BP was 165/110 for a minute then decreased.  Are this still in the normal range?  Or in the danger zone?  Thanks a lot.

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
10/14/09 3:52pm

Hi Healthyagain,


The Joint National Committee defines four blood pressure categories.

Very High Range - Stage 2 Hypertension
Systolic (top) blood pressure 160 mm Hg or high
Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 100 mm Hg or higher
If in this range you have hypertension (high blood pressure).

High Range - Stage 1 Hypertension
Systolic (top) blood pressure 140 - 159 mm Hg
Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 90 - 99 mm Hg
If in this range you have hypertension (high blood pressure).

Caution Range - Prehypertension
Systolic (top) blood pressure 120 - 139 mm Hg
Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 80 - 89 mm Hg
Take action!

Normal Range - Normal
Systolic (top) blood pressure below 120 mm Hg
Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure below 80 mm Hg


A blood pressure of 165/110 is within the very high range.  I recommend contacting your physician.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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Susan, Community Member
7/12/11 11:14am

I can so relate to this one and could use an answer as well. My blood pressure stays in the 135/85 range. But recently I am finding that while having an orgasim and for several minutes after I get an excruciationg headache and my pressure shoots up to 188/105. Is this normal and should I be concerned about having sex? Really hoping you will say yes and that order.

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