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SEX TOPIC- post-coital headaches

May 01, 2017 10:12 AM

Occasionally- after an orgasm, I will immediately feel a sudden migraine, like a cluster headache occurance. Its severe pain & totally ruins the moment! I've had negative CT scans and MRI.
Uggg...Anyone else plagued by this post-coital headache syndrome?

May 01, 2017 10:27 AM

JessicaJones99. (I will try to put as delicate as I can) I have prescription induced erectial dysfunction at times. Othwe times when I'm "struggling" let's say. Afterwards because of the effort put forth I have intense migraines. I do suffer from cluster headaches as well so I know I don't have them afterward. I agree it is no fun and part of the way through I know and my spouse knows what will happen. Its a difficult choice to make at that point to stop or not.

I hope the doctors can find something to help stop them from happening so you can enjoy your sexual intimacy.

Have you asked about Sumatriptian? Taking that about 30 min before you "finish"? It helps my cluster headaches. May help your situation. Worth looking into.

May 01, 2017 3:18 PM

I use to have that happen- every time. So bad that I would avoid sex altogether. As I've gotten older it's gone away.

May 01, 2017 6:31 PM

It would happen to me too but has not happened in a longtime. Maybe it is my medication change. It sucks. I hope I did not jinx myself and I hope you get a solution to the problem. I think as chronic pain patients we suffer enough already!

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