Does the "Big O" cause or stop headaches and Migraine? We've all heard the old joke, "Not tonight, dear. I have a headache." Right? Surprisingly enough, for some people, there definitely is a correlation between sexual activity and headache or Migraine that can be good! The Bad News First For some people, sexual activity can cause headaches and trigger Migraine attacks called coital cephalgia (headache), exertional headache , or exertionally-triggered Migraine . Such headaches may be benign exertional headaches that can also be brought on by other strenuous activities. They may also be directly linked to orgasm or sexual excitement. Coital headaches may have a duration of up to 24 hours, and are more common among 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. Tests used to confirm the diagnosis include CT scan, MRI, and MRA. Headaches or Mig...
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;
I experiences moderate headaches accompanied by many of the symptoms typical of classic migraines. Even after the headache passes, the other symptoms remain. I am sensitive to noise, become pale, nauseous, and suddenly fatigued, All I want to do is go home and lay down. After resting, not sleeping, I feel somewhat better, but not particularly hungry or wanting to do much. I usually feel better the next morning.
Is this a type of migraine? Pam.
The symptoms you describe experiencing after the headache passes could be symptoms of the fourth potential phase of a Migraine attack, the prodrome. You can read more about the phases of a Migraine attack in Anatomy of a Migraine .
We can't tell if you're having Migraines. That question can only be answered by a doctor who can review your medical history and family medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and perform a...
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