We've all heard the old joke: "Not tonight, dear. I have a headache. Such headaches may be benign exertional headaches brought on by strenuous activity, including sexual activity.
Computerized tomography CT. In some cases, especially if your headache occurred less than 48 to 72 hours beforehand, a CT scan of your brain may be done. CT uses an X-ray unit that rotates around your body and a computer to create cross-sectional images of your brain and head.
We respect your privacy. I have a headache. Sound too good to be true?
Turns out, getting it on may help relieve pain from migraines and cluster headachesaccording to a new study published in the journal Cephalalgia. Researchers from the University of Munster in Germany surveyed migraine patients and patients who suffer from cluster headaches, a rare condition that affects about 1 percent of the population and consists of sudden, intensely painful headaches. Each participant was surveyed about whether or not sexual activity had an impact on the intensity of their symptoms.
Sex may relieve migraine pain for some people who suffer from the intense headaches, new research suggests. The finding, published in the March issue of the journal Cephalalgia, found that sexual activity relieved the pain of migraines or cluster headaches, severe, one-sided recurring head pains, for up to a third of patients. Some of the patients even reported using sex as a kind of headache therapy.
My body is a mishmash of pains predominately caused by the bad posture I inherited from my gene pool. I have had TMJ an intermittent or chronic musculoskeletal disorder of your jaw motion since my twenties and last year I developed fibromyalgia generalised pain and muscle stiffness. My feet flattened during the pregnancy of my first and only child making exercise and walking on my feet often painful, then last year I developed chronic tension headaches, impairing my ability to work and concentrate.
Posted by Paula Dumas May 21, F or most of us, the acute pain of a Migraine or Cluster headache would make the idea of lovemaking especially ridiculous. However, there have been a handful of studies looking at the connection between orgasm and pain relief — with good results.
When we have an ache or a pain, we go to the doctor, get our meds, and call it a night. Natural chemicals such as dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin are released during an orgasm, making us feel happy, flushed, warm, or sleepy, says Brown University Health Promotion. When they enter the bloodstream, these chemicals can induce both pleasure-enhancing and pain-relieving sensations. Our pain threshold raises during an orgasm, making us more equipped to block the pain.
By Andrew Hough. The study, from the University of Munster, Germany, suggests that instead of using a sore head as an excuse to refuse sex, making love can be more effective than taking painkillers. Their research, reported in Cephalalgia, the journal of the International Headache Society, found that more than half of migraine sufferers who had sex during an episode experienced an improvement in symptoms.