(Closed) Massive headaches right after an orgasm (TMI)

posted 5 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have not, no. Usually sexy time fixes my headaches.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

YES. This used to happen to me in high school when I first started having sex. Then the problem just went away. I know that’s not that much help, but I remember reading that they are fairly common and usually resolve themselves. Maybe increase your water intake?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It’s happened to me a couple of times. I have read that it is somewhat common. I think that increasing fluid intake wouldn’t hurt, and trying to relax during sex is helpful also. Not to say that sex isn’t relaxing! xD I just noticed that sometimes if I’m concentrating on achieving an orgasm, I end up holding my breath for some reason (odd I know) and I think that was contributing to it, at least for me. 

I also get migraines, and when I went to the neurologist, one of the questions that I had to answer was if they were triggered or became worse when I “bore down”, like during orgasm or a BM. The reason why was because I was getting an MRI and if I answered yes, they had to add a dye to a portion of the MRI to look at the blood vessels in the brain.  I answered yes, because occasionally I did get headaches that would worsen from orgasms and/or BMs, and they did the tests and everything was normal.  But if this is something that is new, and if it continues to happen or if they headaches last for longer than an hour or two afterwards, you might want to mention it to your doctor just to be on the safe side. 🙂  

Good luck! 

 

 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

…you a screamer?  It might be a total lack of oxygen to the brain during that final peak….plus breathing through your mouth can make you really dehydrated, really fast…next time grab a gatorade and help yourself to a quick shower…no worries

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

This was *definitely* on a health show in the last couple weeks … let me see if I can figure out which one!!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had to get an MRI when it happened to me and then go on beta blockers. It was the worst headaches I’ve ever had in my life, and I’ve had migraines on and off for years. My doctor said they don’t describe them as such anymore, but it was likely a vascular headache. I would go talk to your doctor, personally. The beta blockers helped me A LOT. And then I weaned off them and haven’t had one of these headaches since. I was under a lot of stress when this was happening though, is that true for you?

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I know it was on the discovery channel!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think I saw this on a show called “strange sex” or “mystery diagnosis”. Not to be scary, but I think the person had to see a very obscure specialist. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I was just going to write Strange Sex! But her migraines were dibilitatingly terrible where she didn’t even want to have sex for years! It probably has something to do with blood pressure.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ouch, could be a medical issue? Hope this doesn’t keep happening.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I knew someone that had this problem but it was a guy. It was diagnosed as “coital headache” or “exertional headache.” He had to have an MRI to rule out other causes and then take medication before having sex. 

I just did a quick Google search and it looks like the recommendation is to see a doctor to rule out anything serious after the first time this happens, especially if you have a headache you would describe as, “the worst headache of your life.” 

However, if it’s just a coital or exertional headache, the cause is thought to be blood vessel dilation in the head and neck during sex. 

So in summary – definitely talk to your doctor about it, just to be safe!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My DH gets these really really badly. It’s not every time, but it’s often. You’re definitely not alone!

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