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why do i get a migraine after having an orgasm?

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Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Coital headache: This is a recognized headache type, occurring with some frequency but still not very common. Measures to prevent this headache may work, such as taking a beta blocker prior to sexual activity, though this may affect sexual performance.
Answered on May 3, 2016
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Dr. Robert Nahouraii
31 years experience Neurology
Coital headache: These are generally called benign coital headache, but you need to see a neurologist to get an mri/a to make sure that there is no pressure in your brain.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
Migraine: Orgasm has been a known trigger for migraines. The exact cause is not known. Depending on the frequency of the headaches you may need a prophylactic medication. Talk to your pcp or a neurologist as you may also need an headache-abortive medication.
Answered on Aug 2, 2013
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Not unique: The term "thunderclap headache" is used to describe such a phenomenon in many males; and, in your case, this is part of a well-described migraine phenomenon. Have prescribed preventative meds for similar cases, and recommend using an otc approach, such as butterbur, riboflavin, or co-q-10, and would work closely with your doctor. Do not usually get MRI for this, but see if exam is normal first.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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