For some people with Migraines or cluster headaches, sexual activity can be a trigger or exacerbate the problem. On the other hand, a new study has shown that for a significant number of people with Migraines and cluster headaches, sexual activity can provide some relief, and even provide complete relief for some.
"Headache associated with sexual activity is a well-known primary headache disorder. In contrast, some case reports in the literature suggest that sexual activity during a migraine or cluster headache attack might relieve the pain in at least some patients. We performed an observational study among patients of a tertiary headache clinic." 1
A questionnaire was sent to 800 Migraine patients and 200 cluster headache patients, asking for experience with sexual activity during Migraine and cluster attacks and its impact on the Migraine or headache intensity.
The survey was strictly and completely anonymous.
For purposes of the surve...
June 7 - 13 is National Headache Awareness Week (NHAW) this year. A host of educational events and programs are happening around the country throughout National Headache Awareness Week, which is sponsored by the National Headache Foundation (NHF). NHAW is meant to educate people about headache and Migraine causes, impact and help. Each year, 90% of all men and 95% of all women have at least one headache or Migraine. Despite many people having frequent and sometimes severe headaches and Migraines that affect their family, social and work life, most do not actively seek relief from their condition . Experts say the complacency is puzzling because relief is available, but begins with an understanding that headaches and Migraines are very personal. Four simple strategies can get sufferers on the right course to relief: • Realize that headaches matter, and take your headaches seriously; • Learn all you can – be a student of your own headaches;
The number of visits to this page indicates that most of our members don't read or count on this information about Migraine and headache clinical trials, so the page will not continue to be updated. If you're interested in information about clinical trials, visit www.ClinicalTrials.gov . Clinical trials of medications and other treatments for Migraines, headaches, and other conditions are conducted for a variety of reasons. They gather data to determine if medications and other treatments are effective, if they're safe, what potential side effects they may have. Clinical trials also study particular symptoms, the effects of Migraine and other conditions on the body and various organs, and many other things. Participating in clinical trials can be one way to help add to the body of medical knowledge and evidence and to try medications and treatments not yet available. Below, is a list of clinical trials which are enrolling participants for various trials relate...
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