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    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 line. But there’s less-known connection between sex and headaches. Some people get headaches duringsex. Head pain usually strikes during foreplay or right before orgasm. It can last a few minutes or as long as an hour. Experts blame pressure buildup in the head and neck muscles.

    Always see your doctor if you get a headache with any kind of exertion.

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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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    Love coffee but get caffeine headaches? Quit cold turkey to stop them.

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    Love coffee but get caffeine headaches? Quit cold turkey to stop them.

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

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    Hung over? What’s the best headache remedy?

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    Hung over? 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. The last thing you need is more booze. A Bloody Mary or mimosa (“hair of the dog”) will only make you more miserable. Don't take acetaminophen if you have been drinking. It can cause damage to your hard-working liver. 

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    If your mom got migraine headaches, you will, too.

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    If your mom got migraine headaches, you will, too.

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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. A migraine is a bad headache 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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    Early humans 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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    My dentist is the wrong expert to ask about my headaches.

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    My dentist is the wrong expert to ask about my headaches.

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    There rarely 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. If this is the case, 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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    My workout should prevent migraines.

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    My workout should prevent 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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Sources | Reviewed by Stephen D. Silberstein, MD on August 09, 2017 Medically Reviewed on August 09, 2017

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American Headache Society: “Botox-A for Suppression of Chronic Migraine: Commonly Asked Questions.”

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: “Migraine Myths.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Caffeine and Headache.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Caffeine Withdrawal Recognized as a Disorder,” “Hangover Headaches,” “Ice Cream Headaches (Brain Freeze).”

Kidshealth.org: “Why Does Eating Ice Cream Give Me a Headache?”

Moodie, R. The Scientific Monthly , Vol. 12, No. 2

National Headache Foundation: “Bruxism.”

NHS: “Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) - Treatment.”

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