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User Topic: M.R.I on Monday of my head. Scary stuff.....
GrievingMommy
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Helpless  Posted: 7:19 PM, August 24th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

What a week.

Ever heard of sexual headache or orgasmic headaches (pain of 9/10 out of 10 and feeling like being axed in the the back of your head and terrible throbbing)? Yea, I didn't till a week ago tomorrow when I had one. I thought it was just a migraine - needless to say in the last week I've had 3-4, thinking every time it was a fluke. Went to chiropractor on Thursday. and my neck was off and felt better after, so I thought that was it - nope, that didn't fix it. I thought to Googled it and it's scary! It could be benign and have to abstain for awhile/take meds for it.

OR It could be due to hemorrhage! That actually was my first thought when it struck on Sunday. I was chatting with a collegue yesterday who used to work in Neuro ICU and told her my symptoms. She got this grave/shocked look on her face and said I needed it checked out right away. There were about five women during her time in neuro that had the same thing and age that I'm experiencing....and one was even removed from life support and died. Damn scary. Abstaining from sexual activity is doable (although it would suck), but having surgery, etc would suck way more.

I met with my Dr yesterday and she said it's concerning, so no sexual activity and I have an MRI of my arteries/veins of my head/neck on Monday at 6:55 am. Scary shit.

Please send some good vibes, if ya have some extras, that it's hopefully nothing serious.

[This message edited by GrievingMommy at 7:20 PM, August 24th (Saturday)]


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Missymomma
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Default  Posted: 7:40 PM, August 24th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Sorry, good vibes! And yes, if you have a sudden severe headache without history, then seeing a doctor immediately is recommended. I have had migraines for 23 years but there is a strong family history and I knew what it was when it happened. What happened to you did not sound within the range of normal.

Hopefully, rest and meds will help. BTW, a chiropractor is the last person you should go to with that kind of symptom. Some can make that worse. (I do see chiropractors but have been warned repeatedly by neurologists not to see one during a severe headache.


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mom of 2
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Default  Posted: 7:41 PM, August 24th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I've never heard of your symptoms but sending tons of positive thoughts your way!

I have a condition that required several MRI brain scans. I would suggest reading up on what the procedure entails so you will be prepared. I was a nervous wreck for the first one and now am pro at them.

Hopefully any abnormalities will be ruled out and you will get a clean bill of health. Good luck!


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ThoughtIKnewYa
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Default  Posted: 7:44 PM, August 24th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

(((GrievingMommy)))

That IS really scary!! Sending prayers and good thoughts!

Just a couple of MRI tips:

If they offer a mild sedative, like valium, take it!

I find that having a cloth over my eyes, so I can't see the machine, helps a lot with the anxiety.


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MovingUpward
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Default  Posted: 8:20 PM, August 24th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Sending good vibes


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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 8:35 PM, August 24th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

(((GrievingMommy)))

Sending feel better mojo, good thoughts, and strength.


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StrongerOne
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Hoping it goes well. If you are at all claustrophobic, see if they can give you a sedative. Sometimes you can get headphones with music piped in. The scan won't hurt at all, but its really loud. Will you have to have a contrast dye? if so, ask them to use emla or some other lidocaine product on your skin where they will do the iv. Yr doc should know if they need the contrast. If you do need it, ask your doc if you need to leave the i.v. in after the procedure (the nurse will ask you, so best to know the answer). Also, it's usually cold in the scan room -- they'll give you blankets but I recommend wearing sleeves and socks.

See if you can get someone to go with you and sit with you while you're in the machine. I hope the radiologist will read the scan ASAP -- do you go to the neurologist or to your doc right away?

[This message edited by StrongerOne at 9:51 PM, August 24th (Saturday)]


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tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 9:53 PM, August 24th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Most likely not a brain bleed issue. More likely your having a spike in your blood pressure.

Obviously we have to rule the really scary stuff out first and work our way down the list.
Few things to think about. Whne you experienced these were you in a new position or doing something different perhaps with your head lower than your heart? Have you been consuming more salt or processed foods than normal? Lastly what part of your monthly cycle are you in? Hormones can do some really bitchy things to our bodies.

Just a few things to consider. Dot he headaches go away relatively quickly like within 30-45 min? Do you have a family history of high blood pressure? Have you ever had a similar experience from exercise?

Sending you good MoJo and prayers.


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Default  Posted: 9:55 PM, August 24th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Sending good vibes. As with a lot of medical stuff, getting it checked out right away is really helpful.

(((GM)))


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UnexpectedSong
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Default  Posted: 10:18 PM, August 24th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I got a fetal MRI when I was about 5 months pregnant. If you are claustrophobic, let them know. I'm not - I fell asleep in the thing from all the loud banging and whirring.

Sending you strength and mojo. It's good to get checked out.


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Default  Posted: 11:45 PM, August 24th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I hope everything turns out okay for you.


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ArkLaMiss
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Default  Posted: 12:19 AM, August 25th (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I had the exact same thing. It only happened when "IT" happened. Blinding pain, like a migraine, blood pumping, almost thought that it was an anyursm. I had a MRI and everything. It's a condition called coital migraine, or coital headache!
It scared the shit out of me, lol!


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Jennifer99
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Default  Posted: 7:54 AM, August 25th (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I hope you get some good news Monday. That sounds scary. I hate. waiting on scary stuff.

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GrievingMommy
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Default  Posted: 12:31 PM, August 25th (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thank you all for your support!!

I've had one head MRI back about 13 yrs ago. I remember it being loud. Good call on wearing warmer clothes. I hate being cold!

I'm hoping I won't need contrast dye ... at least iodine contrast, as I have an allergy to that.

tushnurse, No new sexual positions, food, cycle changes, etc. I've NEVER experienced that kind of pain ever (in any situation). The pain, although not nearly as severe, lasts for hours/days. I've pretty much had a headache for a week. I have a history of elevated BP which we've been keeping an eye on.

ArkLaMiss, did your headaches continue for awhile or did they just stop on their own?

My kids are with XH and I'm not going to let him know anything is going on. I want my kids back home on time!

I should find out tomorrow sometime of the results. I'll keep you guys posted.

Eeeeeek.

[This message edited by GrievingMommy at 12:32 PM, August 25th (Sunday)]


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My sweeties: 5 yr old B/G twins. 90% custody (or more) since 14 months old.
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Kajem
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Default  Posted: 12:37 PM, August 25th (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Sending mojo and prayers.

Hugs,

K


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JanetS
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Default  Posted: 1:08 PM, August 25th (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Hope they find the answer for you. I searched "coital headache" and found this on Wikipaedia..... Note where it says "In most cases, these headaches are benign"


From Wikipaedia:

Coital cephalalgia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This headache disorder article lacks information pertaining to its ICHD-2 diagnostic criteria and/or classification. You can improve the article by updating it.
Coital cephalalgia
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 G44.805
ICD-9 339.82
Also known as "sexual headaches", coital cephalalgia is a rare type of severe headache that occurs at the base of the skull before orgasm during sexual activity, including masturbation. A pressor response to exercise has been suggested as a mechanism.[1]

Contents [hide]
1 Presentation
2 Epidemiology
3 Treatment
4 See also
5 References
6 External links
Presentation[edit source | editbeta]

The pain usually moves from the base of the skull through the head towards the frontal lobes. Extremely severe and sharp pain behind the eyes is also a symptom. The headaches usually have an immediate onset, with some gradually worsening during sexual intercourse and others (referred to as "explosive headaches") occurring almost instantaneously at the moment of orgasm.[citation needed] The headache is usually worsened by movement. These headaches typically last for a few minutes to a few hours, although it is possible for such headaches to last up to a few days. [2]

Coital cephalalgia can frequently occur in a timeframe that exertion headaches occur.

Epidemiology[edit source | editbeta]

It is most common for men to experience these headaches for the first time in their early 20s, or between the ages of 35-44; the reason for this is unclear.

More prevalent in men, by a ratio of 3:1, these headaches appear in roughly 1% of the population, though it has been suggested that the prevalence may be higher, due to the embarrassment of presenting with the disorder, especially in cases where spontaneous remission occurs after a few days. Up to 10% of patients taking medication for erectile dysfunction may experience these headaches. If such symptoms are experienced by a patient, it is important for a physician to rule out a potential brain aneurysm, or tumors. In most cases, these headaches are benign. More serious symptoms include a stiff neck, confusion, and dizziness.

Treatment[edit source | editbeta]

As for treatment, a physician may recommend reducing heavy sexual activity and masturbation for a short period of time ranging from a few days to a few weeks. In addition, physicians may recommend medications such as Propranolol that can be taken in advance of sexual activity to prevent such headaches.[citation needed] Reduction in weight to a more ideal level and increased exercise may also reduce the likelihood of recurrences.[citation needed] A physician may wish to order a CT scan to exclude intracranial bleeding or a mass lesion as a cause for this pain, however. in the absence of other symptoms this may not be routine. Indomethacin has also been tried.[3]

See also[edit source | editbeta]

Postorgasmic illness syndrome
Intra-axial hematoma
Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Thunderclap headache

[This message edited by JanetS at 1:11 PM, August 25th (Sunday)]


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tryingagain74
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Default  Posted: 4:00 PM, August 25th (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Sending you mojo!


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 6:54 PM, August 25th (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I picked up a brain virus in the far east many years ago that started manifesting with violent headaches during sex (when near orgasm). It progressed to being violent headache ALL the time. Very scary. No one here knew anything about it. I knew it was not a brain tumor or anything because other people on the same junket suffered similar problems and my next door neighbour, a neurosurgeon, checked me out very thoroughly. Eventually it went away of its own accord, but it was hell for about 2 weeks.


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JanetS
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Default  Posted: 8:40 AM, August 26th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Sending you good mojo today. Hope the MRI gives you a good diagnosis.

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feelsgaslighted
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Default  Posted: 10:17 AM, August 26th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Just wanted to send good mojo your way!

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