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Rapid response to:


Ice cream headache

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 10 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1364

Rapid Response:

I Like It!

I really don't understand why people want to get rid the "brain
freeze" so fast. the longest one i have had lasted only 10-15 seconds,
and quite honestly i like them. They happen very rarely to me but the
feeling of the pain makes me think of being little again. After a quick
shake of the head, which does absolutely nothing, the pain dissipates and
i go back to eating the ice cream. Does anyone else enjoy the pain
because of an association or because "It hurts sooo good?"

Competing interests:

Competing interests: No competing interests

11 August 2004
Pita Mahn
Food Service