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This week's Question of the Week:
I had an injury to my head two months ago and I still have severe headaches?
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Full Question : Every time I masturbate just when I think I am going to be able to finish. I get a severe headache starting at the back of my head It goes from the back of my head up to the top and dose not stop until I stop masturbating. Even then it takes hours for it to ease. Sean. Answer : Dear Sean; Headaches of any kind need to be diagnosed by a physician who has reviewed your medical history and performed an examination. One possibility to discuss with your doctor is the possibility of post coital headache. It's a form of exertional headache, and your doctor may be able to prescribe something for you to take before sexual activity that will prevent these hadaches. Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert About Ask the Clinician : Dr. Krusz is a recognized expert in the fields of headache and migraine treatment and pain treatment. Each week, he and Lead Expert Teri Robert, team up to answer your questions about headaches and Migraines. You can read more about Dr. Kr...
Full Question : My head started hurting four nights ago. The throbbing was only on the left side (my left) of my head, with most of the pain behind my left eye. I often get headaches, and occasionally migraines, so I took an Excedrin, but continued to toss and turn all night. I have Imitrex, but this did not present as a migraine with the visual distortions I normally get, and it was only on one side, so I didn't take the Imitrex. Also, once my migraines start, the Imitrex is mostly ineffective. I expected to be fine in the morning, but the pain continued, and my face began to hurt, if touched--my left cheekbone, left forehead, left side of my nose, even my eyelashes on my left eye hurt to the touch at one point. This facial pain was sometimes worse in one place or the other--all only on the left side. Occasionally, a pain would whoosh through my left ear, to the eye. Sometimes the pain was worse than others., sometimes just a dull ache. This started on a Saturday night. By Monday ...
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