Sex headaches are brought on by sexual activity — especially an orgasm. You may notice a dull ache in your head and neck that builds up as sexual excitement increases. Or, more commonly, you may experience a sudden, severe headache just before or during orgasm. Most sex headaches are nothing to worry about. But some can be a sign of something serious, such as problems with the blood vessels that feed your brain.
Primary headache associated with sexual activity (Orgasmic and Pre-orgasmic Headache)
Sex headaches - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
The pain lasts for several minutes, or maybe it lingers for a couple of hours. What you may have experienced is known as an orgasm headache, a rare — but often harmless — type of sex headache that happens before or at the moment of sexual release. An orgasm headache is one of two types of sex headaches. The second type is a sexual benign headache. Sexual benign headaches start as a dull pain in the head and neck that builds up as you become more sexually aroused, leading to a painful headache.
Headache During Sex: Serious or Harmless?
There are two subtypes of PSH:. Orgasmic headache is more common than preorgasmic. Treatment taken at the time of the headache is usually indomethacin Indocin. When prevention is necessary, propranolol, a beta blocker is usually the first medication tried if the treatment is daily. If occasional pre-emptive treatment is preferred, treating with indomethacin before sexual activity can be effective.
Every time I orgasm I get a severe headache. First let me say that this is not an uncommon occurrence, and it does not mean there is anything seriously wrong with you, or your sexual activity. There are generally considered to be two types of these headaches. In one, the excitement building up with sexual activity causes muscle contraction in the head and neck, and this causes head pain.