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Member # 36078
posted 05-18-2008 02:53 PM
I suppose it's still called this even if it's just as a result of masturbation? Tried searching on the forums for this, and googling, but didn't find much information about avoiding the actual headaches.
I quite often get headaches when I orgasm very strongly, or repeatedly, sometimes as it seems to begin right then, or I can wake up, and feel it. I should probably add that I also get migranes (have seen my doctor about this) from time to time and there is family history of lots of migranes. Just wondering whether there's anything I can do to avoid it, bar abstaining from masturbation (which wouldn't be a good idea, because it's pretty often a tension-release thing for me...)? Any foods or anything that I can eat which stop it? I drink quite a lot of water and try to remain hyrdated, as well as generally reasonably relaxed, but I still seem to get these headaches, and it makes me quite often tense up during sexual activity, because I'm worried about whether I'm going to get one... :/ Generally I'm not having them much at the moment, but whenever I did have very strong or repeated orgasms I would get them. It kind of feels like a throbbing of my brain on the skull, a sort of pushing, and makes me quite dizzy. It's very intense, often worse than normal migranes which are awful. Luckily I'm not getting them so much at the moment
Member # 29754
posted 05-19-2008 04:03 AM
I've had this happen too, at infrequent intervals. I have no history of migraines (and I'm male), so it seems logical that it's linked to some sort of environmental cause, either psychological or chemical. Maybe stress or some kind of vitamin defficiency? I'm not sure - I just avoid situations where I'll orgasm for a couple days and then it doesn't happen again for months (for me at least). I'd be interested in any more information as well.
Member # 35643
posted 05-19-2008 04:27 AM
I dont think that there are measures to prevent coital headaches, specifically. Other than avoiding sex...which it sounds like you dont want to do.
With migraines in general, as you say keep well hydrated. Have regular sleep and mealtimes. Think of any triggers for your headaches...some people keep trigger diaries. They vary between people but common ones are cheese/chocolate/heavy exercise/stress and anxiety/ travel/ loud noises/ bright lights. Best of luck for a headache-free time :-)
Member # 35336
posted 05-19-2008 07:15 AM
Eryn is right- I'm a migraine sufferer- but one other big one to avoid is processed meat and caffeine.
[ 05-19-2008, 07:16 AM: Message edited by: hs123 ]
Member # 36078
posted 05-19-2008 12:08 PM
Hmm.. well, I can't say I have regular sleep or mealtimes... Eryn, I'm not sure what my triggers are for migranes to be honest. I don't really want to avoid sex, because, like I said, it's something which makes me very relaxed generally, and I enjoy it generally (so long as there's no headaches!) Light has something to do with it, as does stress, but both of those aren't always so easy to control. Travel seems to influence it sometimes (planes do - the pressure maybe?)
The only thing I have with caffeine in is chocolate or hot chocolate - I *never* drink coffee, or energy drinks etc. And I never eat processed meat, either. My diet is quite healthy. Lots of cheese... hmm.. that might be something to do with it. Thanks for the replies. Might be worth looking into tracking when my migranes get really bad!