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A headache that feels like brain freeze. What should I do?

A headache that feels like brain freeze. What should I do?

Avoid certain acts: Symptoms of "brain freeze" can occur after eating ice cream or other cold foods. It probably relates to stimulating the trigeminal nerve which controls sensation in the face and large areas of the head. Avoiding the activities that bring on the symptoms is probably the best bet. Good luck. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more

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I have severe headaches that feel like brain freeze without drinking anrthing cold. What could it be?

I have severe headaches that feel like brain freeze without drinking anrthing cold. What could it be?

Probably migraine: Frequently brain freeze occurs in migraine patients, and sometimes the migraines themselves give this feeling. If you have been getting headaches for a while, this is almost certainly the cause, particularly if otherwise normal. You may have some medication overuse/rebound headache as well from taking many otc pain meds. A headache neurologist should be able to help you with the appropriate meds. ...Read more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Watch for events that trigger headaches
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See your doctor
Once
Watch for food reactions
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See a dentist about your headaches
Once
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What could be wrong with me? Been getting headaches that feels tingly almost like a brain freeze?

What could be wrong with me? Been getting headaches that feels tingly almost like a brain freeze?

Probably migraine: Frequently brain freeze occurs in migraine patients, and sometimes the migraines themselves give this feeling. If you have been getting headaches for a while, this is almost certainly the cause, particularly if otherwise normal. You may have some medication overuse/rebound headache as well from taking many otc pain meds. A headache neurologist should be able to help you with the appropriate meds. ...Read more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Use OTC acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help with the pain
Daily
Keep a headache diary about duration of headaches and triggers
Daily
Let your doctor know if your headache is waking you up at night
Once
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I've never been one to get headaches, but for the last day and a half it feels like a brain freeze that won't stop. What could it be?

I've never been one to get headaches, but for the last day and a half it feels like a brain freeze that won't stop. What could it be?

You need to be seen: This sounds like it could be a migraine headache but without more information and a thorough exam, there is no way to tell. You should be seen by a physician to make sure this is not something more serious and to prescribe appropriate treatment. It is especially important if you have never had a headache like this before. ...Read more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Go to bed and awaken at the same time daily
once
Exercise daily
once
Limit caffeine consumption to 2 cups each day
once
Avoid use of more than 24 analgesics per month
once
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I done the asl challenge tis morning since I have done it I have a really bad headache like brain freeze I am on antibotics for cold?

I done the asl challenge tis morning since I have done it I have a really bad headache like brain freeze I am on antibotics for cold?

Likley Ok: Likely not related to your ice bath. You probably are still recovering from the cold of which you are already being treated. Stay warm and follow up with your doctor if still worse. ...Read more

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Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more

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