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Anyone get "brain freeze" headaches?

Discussion in 'Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes' started by Pam123, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Pam123

    Pam123

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    Just curious whether anyone else gets severe headaches that feel like a persistent "brain freeze". My daughter said it feels like her brain is swelling in her head. Anyone know what causes this? She has had headaches in the past but not like this one. She has been on an anti-viral drug for 2 months - perhaps this is a side effect????


    Pam
  2. lansbergen

    lansbergen Senior Member

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    Does she mean like a waterhead (hydrocephalus)? That is what I called it.

    Feels like brain is to big for skull.

    I think mine was meninges swelling.
  3. Valentijn

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    Well, not to be alarmist, but her brain probably is swelling a bit in her head. Widespread inflammation is pretty common with ME, as is the headache. If I take 2-3 grams of fish oil per day, it stays away. After first starting on the fish oil, it takes about a day for the headache to stop. And if I stop taking the fish oil, the headache comes back after about a day.

    So, while it might sound weird, it's cheap, easy to get, and very effective for a lot of people. Two of the fatty acids in fish oil are DHA and EPA, which are basically anti-inflammatory, and help block the effects of inflammatory oils, such as olive oil.
  4. Pam123

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    Valentijn:

    Interesting! I'll ask her doc about it when we see him next week.


    Pam

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