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      Question 1/8

      Sex can give you a headache.

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      Sex can give you a headache.

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      “Not tonight honey, I have a headache” is a classic reason to nix sex. But there’s another less-known connection between sex and headaches. Some people get headaches duringsex. If it happens, it usually strikes during foreplay or right before orgasm. Chalk it up to pressure buildup in the head and neck muscles. These headaches can last a few minutes or as long as an hour.

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      How can you prevent an ice cream brain freeze?

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      How can you prevent an ice cream brain freeze?

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      Sugary ice-cold treats taste so good, you want to eat them fast. It might hurt, though. When you eat an icy-cold food that touches the roof of your mouth, the blood vessels in your head swell up, and that can cause sharp pain in your brain and behind your eyes. To avoid the pain, slow down, or warm it up in the front of your mouth, then swallow.

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      Question 3/8

      If coffee gives you caffeine headaches, you should:

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      If coffee gives you caffeine headaches, you should:

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      If you drink five or more cups a day and then stop, your head may start to throb. So if you decide to quit coffee, taper off of it. Even if you skip just one day, you might get a migraine. There’s a chance occasional java drinkers can get a headache, too. 

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      Hungover? What’s the best headache remedy?

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      Hungover? What’s the best headache remedy?

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      Your brain hurts because it is dried up from alcohol. Get fluid -- water, a sports drink, chicken soup -- back into your body. But not booze! A Bloody Mary or mimosa (“hair of the dog”) will only make you more miserable. Don't take acetaminophen if you are a heavy drinker. It can cause damage to your hard-working liver.  

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      Question 5/8

      You can inherit a migraine from your family.

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      You can inherit a migraine from your family.

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      If one of your parents has migraine headaches, there’s a 50% chance you might get them, too. If both do, your odds go up. Migraines are bad headaches that sometimes make you sensitive to light and can cause nausea and problems with vision.

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      Thousands of years ago, people thought this caused headaches:

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      Thousands of years ago, people thought this caused headaches:

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      In ancient days, people thought evil spirits or demons caused headaches. To ease the pain, they cracked open the skull to free the demon. Talk about a splitting headache! 

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      Question 7/8

      My dentist would be no help with my headaches.

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      My dentist would be no help with my headaches.

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      Make that appointment! There may be a link between your choppers and your head pain. Grinding or clenching your teeth -- at night or during the day -- can cause muscle spasms and headaches. Your dentist may give you a mouth guard to wear while you sleep to protect your teeth and to make your head feel better.

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      Question 8/8

      Exercise prevents migraines.

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      Exercise prevents migraines.

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      Exercise is good for your whole body, but for some people it can bring on a migraine. If this happens to you, tell your doctor. She can work with you to get your workouts back on track, minus the headache.

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