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mesea
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   Posted 11/7/2006 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
This is a ttrivial thing nut we have to laugh and be trivial every now and then.  I have always heard that if you have a headache you shouldn't eat ice or any other frozen treat (ice cream yum).  The other day when I was talking to someone about my MS she told me the same thing goes for any brain disease.  NO ICE CREAM.  FORGET THAT.  Ice cream is my favorite treat.  It can be 32* outside and i still want ice cream.  This wasn't a medical person who told me this so it's probably an old wives tale.  Have any of you ever heard this?  Just curious.  Bye
 
mesea

rhondab
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   Posted 11/7/2006 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mesea

I haven't heard that, but i can tell u that some here are heat OR COLD intolerant. Personally i can have an affect from them both in that i find myself somewhat off balance when i'm cooled...on the other hand...stinging, tingly, numb and, yes, off balance when too hot. I hope the ice cream isn't off limits, but i suspect that'll be entirely relative to the person eating it!

rhonda

uppitycats
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   Posted 11/8/2006 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
mesea said...
This is a ttrivial thing nut we have to laugh and be trivial every now and then.  I have always heard that if you have a headache you shouldn't eat ice or any other frozen treat (ice cream yum).  The other day when I was talking to someone about my MS she told me the same thing goes for any brain disease.  NO ICE CREAM.  FORGET THAT.  Ice cream is my favorite treat.  It can be 32* outside and i still want ice cream.  This wasn't a medical person who told me this so it's probably an old wives tale.  Have any of you ever heard this?  Just curious.  Bye
 
mesea
I think that whoever told you that is confusing "not eating ice cream if you have a brain disease" with something called "brain freeze"..
 
"brain freeze" is a phenomena that -- for MANY folks who eat ice cream -- who do not have any sort of "brain disease" -- if they quickly eat or drink something that is very cold, they can develp a headache...
 
the headache can be sharp, intense..but fortunately very brief and fleeting.
 
So yes, an "old wive's tale" is a good way to describe the notion of "don't eat ice cream if you have a brain disease". 
 
By the way, MS is not a "brain disease" anyway...but an autoimmune disease, where your own body's immune system attacks itself, destroying the myelin that is on the nerve in your brain. A subtle distinction, perhaps, but a very real one in the medical world.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


Sandy C.
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   Posted 11/9/2006 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
lol, when I first read the name of this post, I thought it was referring to I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency) phone number that emergency personal are suppose to recognize if listed in your cell phone, as the person to contact. Ah well, i am not sure how well this I.C.E. thing is taking off.

Uppity puts it very well as far as ur concern about not being able to eat ice cream. I have a fairly bad heat intolerance so I drink ice water and eat anything cold as often as possible, lol. Cold=Good for me, but I do recognize that each person can be diffrent. Good Luck to you!
Sandy C.
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis September 2003 currently taking Aricept 10mg PO QD, Welbutrin XL 300mg PO QD, and Provigil 200mg PO BID.


rhondab
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   Posted 11/9/2006 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Sandy and All

Yes, i use the I.C.E. thing as well and i think it's a great idea! Also, in notes for that listing (if u'r phone allows) i put a listing of meds i'm currently taking. If there are too many u could just put a reference to u'r wallet or such. Just FYI.

rhonda

Sandy C.
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   Posted 11/9/2006 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Nice Rhonda- never thought to put the meds i take in the notes section... will have to do that thanks!
Sandy C.
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis September 2003 currently taking Aricept 10mg PO QD, Welbutrin XL 300mg PO QD, and Provigil 200mg PO BID.

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