05/28/07 #1 - Migraines after sexual intercourse, beta blockers?

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    For the past 8-10 years, I have been getting Migraine headaches after sexual intercourse. I have taken Indomethacin 75mg before, but it does not help. Otherwise, my Migraines are better now (68 yrs. old) in comparison to when I was 30 to 50 years old. After my prostate surgery is when I began getting sexual headaches. I am taking 80 mgs. of a Beta Blocker each day. Any recommendations that would alleviate this problem? Thanks, P.M.



    Dear P.M.;

    If there is no contraindication to using a Migraine-specific medication like a triptan (Imitrex, Maxalt, Zomig, etc.), I might consider this category of medication to be used prior to sexual congress. This approach has worked for a number of people in my practice.  I don't think the beta blocker is responsible for the sexual headaches, although one can never know…....

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Published On: May 28, 2007