8 Headache Triggers and How to Treat Them

There's nothing worse than a crushing headache -- here's a list of possible causes so you can prevent them. (10 Photos)

Padmini Mangunta on Aug 23, 2011 at 5:34PM

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8 Headache Triggers and How to Treat Them

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Sex may relieve pain, but it can also cause a headache. The sheer excitement building up to orgasm can cause muscle contractions in your head and neck, in turn causing head pain. In other cases, a “benign” orgasmic headache may result from an increase in blood pressure. Those who already suffer from migraines are more likely to experience a benign orgasmic headache. To avoid being hit by one in the heat of the moment, take your migraine medication before you get busy.

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