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Sex Headache Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • Consider seeing a healthcare provider to be treated for sex headaches.
  • See a provider if your current treatment is no longer working or if your headaches are getting worse.
  • Treatments include OTC and prescription medications you can take either preventively or when you get a headache.

Symptom relief

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  • Taking ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) before sexual activity may lessen or prevent a sex headache.

Emergency Care

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Go to the ER if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • You have a sex headache along with nausea and vomiting, neck pain, any vision changes, or you are unconscious.

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