MadSci Network: Neuroscience

Subject: Ice-Cream Headaches In Winter

Date: Thu Apr 12 15:13:55 2001
Posted by Judy
Grade level: undergrad School: No school entered.
City: Mission State/Province: BC Country: Canada
Area of science: Neuroscience
ID: 987102835.Ns

Dr. G. Monreal (Position: Staff, Cardiothoracic Surgery , The Ohio State 
University), I read over an answer you gave in February, 2001, that Dr. Robert 
Smith (founder of the Cincinnati Headache Center) was unable to reproduce an 
ice cream headache in himself, even applying crushed ice to his palate. He 
thought it was something that only happened in warm weather. Now I'm curious if 
he tried this with different subjects or only himself? I've found that no 
matter the weather or season, I always get ice cream headaches with cold 
liquids or food. Even a drink from the fridge, such as juice or milk, hurts. I 
tend to microwave my drinks for a few seconds. Surely other people react to 
cold fluids in winter??  

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