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New research seems to be telling researchers that sex is … oh just read it.

The study, from the University of Munster, Germany, suggests that instead of using a sore head as an excuse to refuse sex, making love can be more effective than taking painkillers.

What does this tell us?

It tells us that a significant number of people have absolutely no idea what a migraine is.

Until you’ve had one so bad that you asked that guns be hidden so you can’t end your own pain, you don’t know what a migraine is.  When you throw up or want to, it is a migraine.  When every minute lasts a lifetime, its a migraine.

I’ve mixed tylenol, ibuprofen, benadryl, and caffeine in max doses and gotten no relief.  I’ve even had times when opiates were an option and only had partial relief.

You cannot convince me that the “sex helps migraines” argument is anything more than a pretty lame attempt to get sex from a sufferer of regular headaches.

They suggested that sex triggered the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, through the central nervous system, which can in turn reduce, or even eliminate, a headache.

Yeah.  As a kid, I would walk up to a doorframe and slam my forehead into the frame because momentarily, and I mean like four or five seconds, there was a lessening of the pain.  And then it would come roaring back.  I have mashed my hand and nearly kneecapped myself with similar results. Sorry, not buying the endorphine crap.

Alternative medicine, to sort of take a line from a quote on SOYLENT’s blog – Alternative medicine is just that, an alternative to medicine.  And sometimes that just doesn’t work.

 

 

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