Girlfriend and I Have Headaches for over a month

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Tim B
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   Posted 6/22/2011 2:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Please help us. I am 24 Male and my Girlfriend is 23 Female. about a little over a month ago during an Orgasm I had a really bad thunderclap headache or something on the back of my head at the base of the skull like the veins were constricted really tight and the blood was pumping too fast, I thought I was having an aneurysm. After about 30 seconds it went away, but I had this residual headache and a bit of nausea after for the rest of the night. I kept having this headache which was kind of a pressure headache that would be around my temples and the back of my head, a little sensitive to sound and light, kinda like a migraine but more pressure. Well about 3 days later my girlfriend started getting the same symptoms except for the thunderclap headache, but she has thrown up from the headaches a handful of times. It has been better somedays and worse some others for over a month now. The back of our next are really sore all the time and we have to ice them. I went to the emergency room a week after mine started and got a ct scan, lumbar tap, and I also have had a MRI and blood work. All came back fine except I had some sinus problems from the MRI and the doctor gave me antibiotics incase it was a sinus infection. My girlfriend got bloodwork done and an MRI yesterday and the bloodwork said she was pre-clinical HypoThyroidism and the MRI hasnt come back yet. To give a little backround of our health; I have been fairly healthy other than arthroscopic surgery on my knee and I take advil or tylenol almost every day. and she has had migraines run in her family( I don't) and takes trazedones at night and birth control and xanax sometimes. We are sexualy active.

This has been very hard on us and she has missed a lot of school and I have missed a lot of work. Any help would be a lot of help.

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   Posted 6/24/2011 1:07 AM (GMT -6)   
It seems very odd that you would both have the same exact Migraine. Sex migraine alone is very rare (and very much so in women). I wonder if something viral or environmental is causing this.

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   Posted 6/24/2011 6:19 AM (GMT -6)   
If you are each or both taking Tylenol every day it's likely you're getting what's they cll "rebound" headaches. This is actually a mild form of withdrawal from the painkillers - that one responds to by taking more painkillers.

You don't say if your girlfriend is also taking Tylenol, but my guess is she is.

re: the initial migraine: orgasm does cause headaches occasionally - almost always in men - and in both men an women, migraine can relate to hormone levels. It's alarming but not dangerous unless it is frequent.

But it sounds all a little intense, what's going on in your relationship. It's very likely that you have become a bit co-dependent for whatever reason. Headaches are the body's feedback that things aren't right. The two of you have been in bed together for a month or so, and not feeling good, right? After the intitial migraine and it's dramatic aftermath, when they found nothing wrong, it sounds like the two of you created yourselves a cocoon - and it's time to spread your wings a little.

You need to break the cycle and clear out your systems - both of you. Stop taking the painkillers any more than three times a week; make sure you are drinking plenty of water and eating lots of fresh foods, not stuff with with high levels of salt, sugar or chemicals/ preservatives. Look at what you eat and how you eat; avoid alcohol and caffeine-rich beverages for a while at least.

You also need fresh air and gentle exercise, and you need to be apart a little bit. Maybe you don't like your job, really; maybe she doesn't like school. These things don't happen for no reason.

If you want to look at what's going on as regards how your headache relates to your wider lifestyle have a look at my free eBook [url]
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