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by: anonymous

Hi, I am a 22 year old male and I don't know if my story is any different but I would appreciate any info as I am completely terrified. 3 years ago I was in a car accident and suffered a c6/7 fracture, bleeding on the outside of my brain and collapsed lungs.

Because of my lungs I could not be operated on until I could breathe by myself, this took 3 weeks. By then the bleeding had stopped and the swelling on the outside of my head and blood in my eyes had somehow healed itself and it was dismissed. Ever since then I had random headaches at the exact moment of orgasm, they were 5/10 and went away after a few minutes. Almost 2 months ago I had another headache, sudden onset and the most pain I could ever imagine, this one was a solid 11/10, I was lying on the floor holding my head for several hour and I vomited. The next day the headache was less intense but still there and

I went to see my doctor, he said its a common sex headache and gave me cataflam and maxalt. Neither worked. To this day (2 months later) I can still feel the headache whenever I get up from sitting or do anything physical. I have not orgasmed since as I am too afraid that I will have to go through that pain again. Should I seek a second opinion? How do I convince a doctor that its not just a sex headache? Totally terrified and frustrated.

Answer:

Hi,

I would agree that you need to see a specialist about this. Although benign coital headaches can be treated, perhaps with different medications, none the less you do need to have some neuro-imaging performed.

When patients with a similar history present to our clinic, an MRI and MRA (looks at the arterial system of the brain) is performed to rule out aneurysm. Although rare, I have seen aneurysms present this way, and usually there is a "sentinal" headache that occurs a few weeks beforehand, indicating it might be getting bigger.

Again..this is rare. Smoking and a family history of aneurysm increases your risk.

Try to get in to see a neurologist as soon as you can and avoid activities that provoke the headache until then.

Good luck
Mary Kay

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Terrified!!
by: Anonymous-Male

All of your comments have been amazing and extremely helpfull, I too have had a problem on Feb 20th while having an organsm on my back and suddenly had a out of my mind stabbing into the middle of my head where I immediately thought...O Lord, this has to be an anurysm, and called an ambulance where they told me my blood preasure was 168/140 and they thought I was having a heart attack and although I've had 3 MRI's and 4 CT Scans as well as a spinal tap...I am still extremely afraid of what's going on and I have have had 3 episodes of no worning 0 to 10 headaches since and a constant #4 headache with some throbbing since the 1st episode...any advice will be appreciated....God bless!!

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If you have not had an MRA or CT andgiogram to look at the arteries, you need that also, but I suspect you have had this done. Stick with the doctors, get the BP under control!

Good luck
Mary Kay

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