05/28/07 #8 - What is orgasmic headache?

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    What is orgasmic headache? And what can be taken for it?.

     


    Answer:

    Hello;

    Before saying anything else: Go to your doctor to be sure this is what you’re experiencing and to rule out other, possibly more serious, conditions. Orgasmic headaches are also sometimes called “coital headaches” or “postcoital headaches.” They’re a form of exertional headache. They can strike just prior to, during, or just after orgasm and last for a few minutes or up to 24 hours. They’re more common in men than women at a ratio of 4:1. Although such episodes are usually benign, it is important that they be correctly diagnosed to rule out organic causes. Once diagnosed, your doctor can recommend some pretty common medications that you can take in advance of sexual activity to help prevent these headaches..

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Published On: May 28, 2007