I had those headaches after an sex too, one dr told me to take 2 tylenol before sex,,,seems to help...
How is your girlfriend? That's great news! Knowing the underlying cause is better than being in the dark. Indeed, being proactive with your health or for your girlfriend is better than doing nothing. You are right in saying that you should keep going and not to lose hope. There are many doctors who are willing to help out. Take care and hope to hear your update soon.
My gf just saw a neurologist and after a lengthy discussion and many simple tests he had diagnosed neuralgia of the occipital nerve cause by an old trauma to the back of the head. He gave us Gabapentin to reduce the nerve activity and has scheduled another visit to a neurologist to have the nerve frozen or blocked. His diagnosis was quick and confident so we are feeling great about the result, hopefully the treatment is successful.
The greatest obstacle that we had to overcome was the loss of hope. The headaches were constant and seemed to be getting worse and no explanation. If you are having headaches GO TO A NEUROLOGIST. Get digital copies of your tests (CT, MRI, EEG, angioCT, etc) and take them with you so that the doctor can review the results personally. If you don't get an answer from the first neurologist, go to another one, and another. Doctors are people, they don't know everything, and some of them don't care, find a doctor who takes your case seriously and is willing to help. Take your information to decrease waiting times. Keep going. I will update this thread once she has had the nerve frozen. Hopefully, this helps someone else.
How is your girlfriend? It is good that the tests done were fine. Exertion Headaches present with generalized head pain of short duration during or following physical or passive exertion. This include running, jumping, sexual intercourse, sneezing, coughing, moving one's bowels, etc. About 10% caused by organic diseases like aneurysms, tumors, or blood vessel malformation. And majority or 90% are related to migraine or cluster headaches. It is important that the underlying cause must be accurately determined. Extensive testing is important. Try to avoid jarring exercises or activities. If medications are not helpful, she can also try complementary and alternative medicine such as biofeedback therapy. Take care and do keep us posted.
Hi, I would be very grateful if someone who has been through this and beat it could offer some help. I would be happy to pay someone for a solution if need be, we are at the end of our rope with this. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP