Full Question: I’m a 44 Year old Man, 6’ 185lbs. I live in New Jersey. I had graves disease about 7 years ago and was successfully treated with Radioactive Iodine. I have been experiencing migraines for about 11 years. I get the aura – Lightning bolts in the right eye, and then about 15 minutes to ½ hour late the pain comes, usually on the right side, but I have had it on both. I often loose my ability to comprehend things and to speak properly. When I first got them, I immediately though I had a brain tumor and had an MRI. The neurologist told me I had “Classic Migraines” and recommend Imitrex – It did not help. I have tried various other medications also, having seen numerous doctors, but nothing really helps. I got in shape, watch what I eat and now have them down to about three a year – Interestingly it is almost always when the seasons change- March April – October November. Unfortunately I have gotten 1 Migraine a month since October 2006. I assume it is because of t...
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...
For many of us, changes in the weather are a horrid Migraine trigger. Some doctors prescribe medications we can take in hopes of preventing Migraines when we know a weather change is coming. Even for those who don't take medications, it's helpful to know that a potential trigger is coming so we can be more prepared. The trick is knowing that weather change is on the way. On the Weather Channel web site , a new tool is available that can help track what may be coming -- their Aches & Pains Forecast: The Aches & Pains index forecasts the potential for weather-related pain issues on a scale of 0 - 10. The index is calculated using barometric pressure, absolutely humidity, chances of precipitation, temperature, and wind. On the Weather Channel site, you can enter your zip code and save a page customized to your needs. If you're planning to travel, you can enter any zip code to check conditions at your destination. How well doe the Aches ...
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