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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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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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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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I have had a headache for about 11 days now and it feels like a "brain freeze". Please help?

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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What are causes of "brain freeze" like headaches when not eating?

What are causes of "brain freeze" like headaches when not eating?

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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What causes an brain freeze like headache by just standing up?

Hmmm: I don't know of any good or standard answer for that question. It's interesting. The process of standing up will affect your labyrinthine system of your ears, your autonomic system (blood pressure), and other mechanical systems related to the act of standing up. See if you can break down the movement into components (e.g. head upright without body, check BP on standing). Provide findings to MD ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

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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