Masturbation and migraine relief?

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Masturbation and migraine relief?

meezerosity meezerosity
I've heard before that releasing endorphins helps with migraines. I suffer from them frequently. Is this true? Sometimes I get them so bad that I can't do anything other than take some ibuprofen, curl up in a ball and try to sleep it off. It's really hard to get in the mood when you're in pain but if it really does help I might have to give it a try. I'd be grateful to anyone who shares their experiences.
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Masturbation has given me relief from migraines before
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I have not found this to be helpful
8
I do not suffer from migraines
13
I do not masturbate
1
Other (explain in comments!)
4
Total votes: 39 (36 voters)
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04/25/2012
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pixxie87 pixxie87
but it does help with stress after a long day
04/25/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
It is hit and miss for the wife. I don't get them but she gets them from time to time. During those times a slow passionate session is needed as to much movement can cause pain. While it does not always clear it up completely, it does lesson it considerably. She can usually fall asleep after.
04/25/2012
sammyjojo sammyjojo
I think the idea of calming your mind to fall asleep is probably helpful in dealing with migraines. I get them often, and I find that masturbation or a quickie with my (almost) hubby can give temporary relief from some of the pain so that I can nod off a bit easier. Then I sleep with a frozen wash cloth on my head for a few hours.

I also use excedrin migraine for all of mine. Can't find anything else that really helps.
04/25/2012
meezerosity meezerosity
Thanks for the replies everyone. I have an appointment with my chiropractor soon to get my back and neck adjusted, severe scoliosis is a major factor in my frequent migraines so I need any relief I can get sometimes.
04/27/2012
Shellz31 Shellz31
Headaches yes, but an orgasm ALWAYS makes my migraines a lot worse. I have tried and tried and tried, but it just won't work for mine.
04/27/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
It is hit and miss for the wife. I don't get them but she gets them from time to time. During those times a slow passionate session is needed as to much movement can cause pain. While it does not always clear it up completely, it does lesson it ...
Yeah, what Tim said is also true for me. I usually don't masturbate during a migraine, (although I have) but I find sex, IF I come, to often be very relaxing and can take my mind off of the pain, as well as often reduce the pain.

It depends on how bad the migraine is; if I'm having dry heaves and have two ice packs on, (one on my neck and one on my forehead or the top of my head) plus a heating pad on my upper back and I'm loaded up on so much opiates that I can't think, then it isn't time for sex. But, usually, My Man will catch the migraine before it gets too bad and gently help me to orgasm so I can relax. Then I can sleep and feel better.

When I was younger I would masturbate with a less intense migraine, but it all depends on the symptoms, what meds I've taken (Oxy makes it difficult for me to come, while Fioracet and Vicodin don't cause any problems, go figure) and whether I'm really nauseous or not.

It's worth giving it a try! I say go for it, if you feel up to it.

I strongly believe that Migraine Disease (because it IS a disease, it's not just "a bad headache") needs to be taken seriously by your doctor. I found using a well trained Neurologist at a University Medical Hospital the best person to treat migraines. OBGYNs and Internists are awful at treating severe migraines, they just don't get it. And in my experience, I have also found male doctors much more sympathetic to Migraine Disease than female doctors. My female doctors (most of them) have a "get up and stop complaining, I don't stay in bed when I have a headache." attitude, while most male doctors seem to really care that you are in pain. My middle daughter's Pediatrician was good about her migraines, and is a woman, but as a rule, I find male doctors a lot more empathetic about any kind of pain.
04/27/2012
sammyjojo sammyjojo
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Yeah, what Tim said is also true for me. I usually don't masturbate during a migraine, (although I have) but I find sex, IF I come, to often be very relaxing and can take my mind off of the pain, as well as often reduce the pain.

It ...
I absolutely love that you call it a disease. Because it IS a disease. Truly. And so many doctors do not take it seriously. I want to find a doctor who will actually send me to a neurologist to have an MRI because at one point I was experiencing migraine 5-6 of the 7 days a week. It's scary, because there could be something wrong in the brain. It's caused by swelling blood vessels. Swelling in the brain is generally not a good thing, you know?

It just makes me happy to know that there are other people who consider migraine a disease and understand that it is something that disturbs your day to day life. It isn't just a headache. It is a crippling pain. It's just as bad as other pain-based diseases.
04/27/2012
meezerosity meezerosity
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Yeah, what Tim said is also true for me. I usually don't masturbate during a migraine, (although I have) but I find sex, IF I come, to often be very relaxing and can take my mind off of the pain, as well as often reduce the pain.

It ...
Thank you for the thorough response and advice! I know that my migraines are caused from scoliosis, I have a severe curve in my back that constantly leaves my neck out of alignment unless I frequently visit my chiropractor. I also have fibromyalgia which just makes me ache everywhere sometimes.
05/04/2012
meezerosity meezerosity
Quote:
Originally posted by sammyjojo
I absolutely love that you call it a disease. Because it IS a disease. Truly. And so many doctors do not take it seriously. I want to find a doctor who will actually send me to a neurologist to have an MRI because at one point I was experiencing ...
Absolutely spot on, it is a chronic condition for some. I have other forms of chronic pain to deal with on top of it, it's so frustrating when doctors don't take you seriously, especially if you're younger. I'm 21 and I've been subjected to so much sickening ageism. "You can't possibly be in that much pain or be sick, you're too young!" Ugh, RAGE!
05/04/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by meezerosity
I've heard before that releasing endorphins helps with migraines. I suffer from them frequently. Is this true? Sometimes I get them so bad that I can't do anything other than take some ibuprofen, curl up in a ball and try to sleep it off. ...
Well I have had migraines that have lasted 72 hours, some even make me puke multiple times. But I find when I have horrible migraines that to concentrate on masturbating would be a challenging feat. Just because it hurts so bad to think about anything besides the pain. But I think with a slight headache it would be beneficial to masturbate to alleviate some of the pain.
05/06/2012
RavenWings RavenWings
For headaches it helps me.
05/06/2012
Sanna Sanna
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Originally posted by sweetpea12
Well I have had migraines that have lasted 72 hours, some even make me puke multiple times. But I find when I have horrible migraines that to concentrate on masturbating would be a challenging feat. Just because it hurts so bad to think about ...
I know exactly what you mean. When you can't see, stand or bear moving for fear of more pain/nausea, the whole "I have a headache" line suddenly developed a new meaning.
05/10/2012
Sanna Sanna
Like sweetpea12, I get some pretty incapacitating ones. For me I think it might even exacerbate the problem.I have found trigger point massage therapy to be the most helpful. Supposedly, if you can receive treatment at the first warning signs you can mitigate or eliminate the headache
05/10/2012
SaraW0512 SaraW0512
My migraines are similar to yours. Masturbation doesnt help me, neither does sex (unfortunately lol) I have to take Excedrin Migraine and go to bed.
05/11/2012
JG24FanUK JG24FanUK
I do not suffer from migraines, but heard that sex and masturbation is a remedy for them.
05/11/2012
NarcissisticLust NarcissisticLust
Quote:
Originally posted by meezerosity
I've heard before that releasing endorphins helps with migraines. I suffer from them frequently. Is this true? Sometimes I get them so bad that I can't do anything other than take some ibuprofen, curl up in a ball and try to sleep it off. ...
Masturbation has always helped relieve migraines and menstrual cramps. When I have migraines it's too painful to read or watch porn, but if you can let yourself relax for a minute and use a vibrator that will give you a strong orgasm quickly, it should help a lot.
05/11/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by meezerosity
I've heard before that releasing endorphins helps with migraines. I suffer from them frequently. Is this true? Sometimes I get them so bad that I can't do anything other than take some ibuprofen, curl up in a ball and try to sleep it off. ...
They help for me!
05/13/2012
tigertiger tigertiger
Quote:
Originally posted by meezerosity
I've heard before that releasing endorphins helps with migraines. I suffer from them frequently. Is this true? Sometimes I get them so bad that I can't do anything other than take some ibuprofen, curl up in a ball and try to sleep it off. ...
hmm i dunno; when i have migraines, masturbating does not sound like any fun at all. i know having an orgasm helps with cramps, though
05/13/2012
Arch600 Arch600
I find Excedrin Migraine is the only OTC thathelps mine. Or, fortunately our local stores have generics that work just as well, since Excedrin has been off the shelves lately.

Sometimes an orgasm helps, sometimes it makes a migraine worse. The exertion getting there is always miserable, so I tend not to try, especially not knowing which result I'll get. Masturbation or sex definitely helps with a regular headache, for relieving stress, and falling alseep at night, however.

I'm glad people are starting to recognize migraine as a disease! Nobody knows how horrible and incapacitating they can be unless they get migraines themself!
05/13/2012
badk1tty badk1tty
Quote:
Originally posted by meezerosity
I've heard before that releasing endorphins helps with migraines. I suffer from them frequently. Is this true? Sometimes I get them so bad that I can't do anything other than take some ibuprofen, curl up in a ball and try to sleep it off. ...
I don't get technical "migraines", but it has helped with general stress headaches.
05/13/2012
Darklyvan Darklyvan
sex does not normally help due to the exertion, but i will go down on my wife the next time she has a migrain
05/13/2012
gloomybear gloomybear
sometimes i get carried away with thing and i end up giving myself headaches lol
05/13/2012
meezerosity meezerosity
Thanks for the replies everyone, interesting responses.
05/14/2012
vanilla&chocolate vanilla&chocolate
I've never had a migraine, but if I do I'll be sure to masturbate!
05/14/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
Fortunately, I don't suffer from migraines.
05/14/2012
Jeanette Jeanette
I don't have migraines but it helps regular headaches
05/14/2012
pitonno pitonno
Ima have to try this next time my head hurts
09/07/2012
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