Debilitating Migraine just prior to orgasm?

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    I am 52 years old and just prior to an orgasm (that never happened), I developed a sudden debilitating migraine. I went from a mild headache to a full-blown migraine in about 5 seconds. This is the second time that happened in a 24 hour period and I\'m concerned. This has never happened prior to these two times and I was wondering if there was a logical explanation or should make an appointment with my doctor?  I have Fibromyalgia, IBS, and acid reflux which are all under control via lifestyle changes and have been completely off Zoloft and Premarin for a week now. I am not currently taking any medications.  The weather has been humid and I drink a total of approximately 50oz of water or propel equivalent a day.  Two migraine triggers that effect me the most are exercise induced and getting over-heated. Neither was a factor in this case. Julie.

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    Dear Julie;

     

    The fact that exercise can be a Migraine trigger for you may be quite telling. Orgasm, or nearing one, can be a Migraine trigger in much the same way. Please see Orgasm, Headache and Migraine: Does the "Big O" affect headaches and Migraine? for more information on this.

     

    Still, you should discuss this with your doctor.

     

    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

     

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    Last updated August 4, 2008.

     

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Published On: August 04, 2008