Headache-Adviser.com

Headache With Orgasm

by anonymous


I am a 49 year old female. Recently I have started to experience a severe headache to the left side of my head. It starts behind my left ear and radiates to my neck and right side of my head. The pain begins just prior to orgasm and lasts for at least one hour.

I usually take ibuprofen for the pain. The pain is intense with some nausea experienced. What's wrong?



Answer

Hi,
Believe it or not what you are describing is not uncommon. It most probably is a type of headache known as benign coital headache and is usually treated with ibuprofen. You might try taking it before sexual relations.

If ibuprofen isn't totally effective I sometimes recommend Naprosyn.

One thing to worry about though, is if you have never had this type of headache before. A small percent of the time a headache during sex can be a symptom of an aneurysm. I would advise that you contact your physician for and MRI and MRA of the brain just to be sure. You can read more complete information at the link above.

Good luck!
Mary Kay Betz MS RPA-C



Comments:

I also have frequent headaches immediately during or following orgasm (Im male). They're cluster headaches that travel around my head. It's a different pattern each time but definitely a traveling pain from front to back, or back to front around the side. It's unfortunate, but good to know that this isn't uncommon.

Hi,
Sorry to hear this! Keep in mind that cluster headaches are a totally different type of headache from coital headaches. Many of my patients do describe their headaches as coming in "clusters" which could be what is happening to you.

Mary Kay

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask The Expert.

Massive headache before orgasm

by Kevin
(Las Vegas, NV, US)

Relationships

Relationships

Just recently I began to have a massive full circumference headache just prior to orgasm, during sex.I have never had headaches before and the first one last week was so severe, I thought my head was going to explode from the pressure.

Answer

Hi Kevin,

This is a bit concerning if you have never had headaches before. A new onset of headaches that is very sudden, especially during sexual relations, requires immediate attention.

During sex, blood pressure rises, and if there is an underlying pathology such as an aneurysm it could cause a hemorrhage.

Before you panic, you should know that the most common cause of a headache during sex is benign coital headache. This is easily treated by taking an anti-inflammatory such as Aleve or ibuprofen before sexual relations.

It can also be treated by taking a low dose of Inderal or Verapamil daily to prevent this type of headache. Both medications are generic.

I would recommend that you see your physician as soon as possible to get an MRI and MRA of the brain to rule out any pathology.

Good luck!

Mary Kay Betz MS RPA-C



During the last year I have noticed on and off not all the time that I have sex with my husband I experience a horrible headache. My head feels like it is going to explode, I get nauseated and my heart feels like it going to come out of my mouth. I can actually hear the pulsation of the heart. I know this is not usual as I had never experienced anything like this before. I have been putting off going to the doctor. What do you suggest?

Answer:

Hi,
If you have read the postings about this subject, you may have benign coital headache which behaves like a migraine. It is a vascular headache.

You can read more about sex headaches here.

I would recommend you speak to your physician about see a neurologist. You do need to have an MRI and MRA done to rule out aneurysm, especially if you do not have a previous history of headaches.

Good luck,
Mary Kay

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask The Expert.



Does the scenerio above sound like you? If not, or if you think you need more information please read about different types of headaches to find out which type of headache you are experiencing.

Sign up for the Headache Adviser Newsletter for the latest updates in headache medicine.

Enter your E-mail Address

Enter your First Name (optional)

Then

Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Headache-Adviser Newsletter.



Sign up for the RSS feed..it's free!


XML RSS
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Add to Google


Are you having headaches and neck pain?

I use only one pillow personally..The Chiroflow Pillow


mediflow pillow

Purchase one of the BEST pillows for neck pain, and start having a great nights sleep!




Sign up for the RSS feed..it's free!


XML RSS
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Add to Google

Protected by Copyscape Online Plagiarism Test





| Homepage |Written by | Privacy Policy | Medical Disclaimer|

Copyright© 2007-2012 Information Enterprises, LLC. The information on this website is for educational purposes only. See your doctor for headache treatment.