Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
Discuss the article on the Forums.

Anyone get "brain freeze" headaches?

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

  1. Pam123

    Pam123

    Messages:
    22
    Likes:
    9
    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

    Messages:
    2,309
    Likes:
    2,060
    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

    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

    Messages:
    13,368
    Likes:
    38,045
    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

    Pam123

    Messages:
    22
    Likes:
    9
    Valentijn:

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


    Pam
     

See more popular forum discussions.

Share This Page