"Big O" and Pre- "Big O" Headache - The Basics

Teri Robert @trobert Health Guide
  • Sometimes, it seems that those of us with Migraines and headaches just can't win. Looking at this form of headache can be one of those times.


    The International Headache Society's International Classification of Headache Disorders, Second Edition (ICHD-II) recognizes a form of headache called primary headache associated with sexual activity. There are two subtypes:

    • preorgasmic headache and
    • orgasmic headache

    Learn more about these headaches in our article Orgasmic and Preorgasmic Headcache - The Basics.


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    Medical review by John Claude Krusz, PhD, MD.

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    Last updated April 21, 2010
Published On: April 21, 2010