A Surprising New Cure for Migraines

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by Lexi Patronis, Glamour


As someone who suffers the occasional, head-feels-like-it's-going-to-explode migraine, my interest is always piqued by news about possible cures. And there are lots of who-knew leads like exercise, and even Botox.

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And here's another one to add to the list: researchers say that sex might actually help ease migraine pain. In a study of 800 migraine sufferers and 200 people with cluster headaches, more than half of the migraine sufferers said their head pain substantially subsided after being intimate with their partners. The researchers suggest that the endorphins released during sex can help kill headache pain:

"Our results show that sexual activity during a migraine attack might relieve or even stop an attack in some cases, and that sexual activity in the presence of headache is not an unusual behavior. Sex can abort migraine and cluster headache attacks, and sexual activity is used by some patients as acute headache treatment."


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Interesting! Hmm, though. There are approximately two things I want to do when they happen: 1) not move, and 2) lie in the dark. So getting motivated to do uh, anything beyond that would take some serious effort.

What do you think? And do you get migraines or regular headaches? What's your usual cure?



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