If there's any such thing as bad timing, orgasm headache is IT. Orgasm headache, also known as primary headache associated with sexual activity , orgasmic cephalalgia , orgasmic thunderclap , orgasmic migraine , coital headaches or sex headaches , can strike anyone but tend to mostly hit men by a ratio of 4 to 1. They don't usually lead to permanent damage, but they can be a sign of some very serious conditions. These types of headaches come in different varieties.
Sexual headaches, also known as 'thunderclap' headaches, are sharp, sudden and intense, and could signify another underlying problem. Lucinda Allen, a mother from the U. On her way to the hospital, Allen lost her ability to speak, and scans revealed that she had had a brain hemorrhage and a major stroke. Although she delivered her baby safely via C-section shortly thereafter, she remains in a wheelchair and her left side is paralyzed. Paul Cooper, a neurology professor at Western University and chief of neurology at London Health Sciences Centre, says a stroke is nevertheless a possibility for people who suffer from sexual or orgasmic headaches which may also be known as thunderclap headaches.
To present a rare case of primary headache associated with sexual activity. A year-old man presented with a severe headache during sexual intercourse, particularly at the time of orgasm. A diagnosis of type 2 primary headache associated with sexual activity was made, and he was started on indomethacin 25 mg to be taken 30 min before intercourse and propranolol 40 mg twice a day, following which he noted a dramatic improvement within in a week. The case highlights the importance of paying attention to the differential diagnosis. Sex-related headache is rare; its prevalence is estimated to be 1—1.
Sexual headaches are severe headaches that develop in the midst of sexual activity, including during masturbation and orgasm. Other names for this condition are benign sex headache, benign vascular sexual headache, coital cephalalgia, coital headache, orgasmic cephalalgia, and orgasmic headache. Sexual headaches occur more often in males than in females roughly times more frequently. The two average peak ages of onset tend to be during the early 20s and around age Others experience a sharp, sudden headache just before or during orgasm.