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Dr. David Edelman
Board Certified, Neurology
36 years in practice
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A headache that feels like brain freeze. What should I do?

Dr. David Edelman
Board Certified, Neurology
36 years in practice
17K people helped
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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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
42 years in practice
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I have been having this severe headache that feels like brain freeze but worst for three weeks now. how do i treat this?

Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
42 years in practice
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I have been having this severe headache that feels like brain freeze but worst for three weeks now. how do i treat this?

Need follow up: This does not need to be treated,it needs to be investigated as to the cause. See your doctor. In the meantime,OTC pain meds. But see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Eric Farbman
Board Certified, Neurology
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I have severe headaches that feel like brain freeze without drinking anrthing cold. What could it be?

Dr. Eric Farbman
Board Certified, Neurology
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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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Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have a headache and feels like a brain freeze for the last 3 days. Note I do have a high blood pressure which i toke the medication for it.

Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Board Certified, Family Medicine
11 years in practice
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I have a headache and feels like a brain freeze for the last 3 days. Note I do have a high blood pressure which i toke the medication for it.

Get checked : If these headaches are new you need to be examined to make sure nothing else serious is happening. ...Read more

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Board Certified, Neurology
27 years in practice
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But my headaches feel like brain freezes and it said something about heart failure ?

Dr. Felix Brizuela
Board Certified, Neurology
27 years in practice
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But my headaches feel like brain freezes and it said something about heart failure ?

???: What had to do with heart failure? Heart failure doesn't cause headaches ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Farbman
Board Certified, Neurology
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What could be wrong with me? Been getting headaches that feels tingly almost like a brain freeze?

Dr. Eric Farbman
Board Certified, Neurology
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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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Dr. Gregory Tichenor
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Gregory Tichenor
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Sewa Legha
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45 years in practice
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I have had a headache for about 11 days now and it feels like a "brain freeze". Please help?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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I have had a headache for about 11 days now and it feels like a "brain freeze". Please help?

Try taking naprosyn: You should see your doctor to find the cause of your headaches and to give you the right medication. A neurologist is a specialist who typically handles severe and persistent headaches. Until you see the doctor try using combinations of two medicines together..Chosing from tylenol, asspirin or naprosyn along with caffeine. ...Read more

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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
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For almost the past week i've been getting headaches in the evening and they feel like a brain freeze.. I also get nauseous too.. What's going on?

Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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For almost the past week i've been getting headaches in the evening and they feel like a brain freeze.. I also get nauseous too.. What's going on?

Headache: Headaches in evenings mostly is due to "tension headaches" you might need to see a doctor to rule out more serious causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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I have brain-freeze-like headaches, what's going on?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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I have brain-freeze-like headaches, what's going on?

May have migraine: Brain freeze occurs quite frequently after ingestion of cold liquids in patients who have either a family history of migraine or such problems themselves. Prevention and treatment works very well here. ...Read more

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