Is my headache serious?
January 2, 2011 11:19 AM Subscribe
Subarachnoid hemmorage, vascular dissection, or just a benign coital headache?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (10 answers total)
I know YANMD. While engaging in coitus, I got a sudden localized headache in the back of my neck, right at the point where the neck and skull connect. In the instant in which the headache came on, I also felt something in my neck, like a bulge or a pop. The pain was very intense (not the worst headache I have ever had, but I get migraines, so that may skew my judgment of "bad" headaches), and it has continued without abating or increasing for about 14 hours thus far. There are no additional symptoms (e.g., blurred vision, nausea, dilated pupils, loss of motor control, loss of brain functioning). I took Tylenol last night, which normally diminishes my symptoms a little bit, and there was no change whatsoever - my headache neither got better nor worse. How seriously should I take this? Should I go to the ER or can I wait until tomorrow and go to student health?