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Migraine (8,245 members)


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Pounding Head
Nagging pain in one side of head
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
Sensitivity to flashing lights
Trouble concentrating
Feeling like head is going to explode
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
Pain in/above one eye
Neck Pain
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
Neck muscle stiffness
Sensitivity to movement
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
Sinus Pressure
Head pain upon waking
Trouble communicating
Continuous migraines one after another
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
Blurred Vision
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
Shoulder /Back Pain
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
Vertigo / Dizziness
Eye pain
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
Starts at night while sleeping
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
Mood Swings
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
Chocolate / Sugar craving
Changing pattern of migraine over years
neck tightness preceding migraine
Cold Extremities
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
Loss of Appetite
Carbohydrate Cravings
Sore spots on head
Head feels "tight" all over
migraines more common when on your period
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
Short term memory loss
Feeling Cold
Vivid Dreams
too little or too much sleep
Band of pain across temples
Icepick/Lightning headache
Flu-like feeling all over
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
Sensitivity to Touch
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract a vice
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
12 to 18 migraines a month
too tired or too much sleep
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
Aura, Scotoma without pain
Intense pressure pushing outwards
chronic daily headache
Difficulty finding the right words
Excessive Yawning
too hungry
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
Pale Face
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
Sensitive to tight clothing
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
depth perception really off
extreme sensitivity to voices
Intense feeling of dread
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
Sensations of menthol smell
Feelings of Detachment
Slurring Words
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
Burning tongue sensation
Getting hair colored
I see like rainbow splotches, with that same transparent quality in my field of vision. I can still see around and through them but they're distracting.
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
toes freezing cold
Twitching Eye
Cheeks flush before migraine
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
Mind Racing
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
Muscle fasciculations
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
feet freezing cold at night
pixilation of vision
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
msg, monosodium glutamate
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
Migraine lasts for a week
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
Always get headache after sex
Using computer screen causes confusion
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
Wavy visual disturbances
euphoria/mania before migrane
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
ginko biloba relieves it
nose freezing cold
statins and plavics prevents them
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
Lost ability to read
Feels like top of brain is electric
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
Acute confusional migraine
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
Long term Memory Problems
Feeling of eye being swollen
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
carotid artery throbbing
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
Symptom "Amnesia": repeatedly having the same pre-symptoms & not able to recognize its a migraine (but those who know you say "it's a migraine!")
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
being on birth control pills
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
Weakness in arms and legs
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
Watery Eyes
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
Tightness above both eyes
Feels like my brain is bleeding
Corn, corn based foods
Excessive Urination
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
Dry Eyes
Vomiting Bile
Lentil beans
swollen eyelids - one sided
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
Sexual arousal
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
Crave carbs before migraine
Aphasia / Inability to speak
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
floral smells
Hands get very hot
craving protein
Feeling hot to the touch
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
Paralysis on one side of the body
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
Runny Nose
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
Begins with dull ache at top of head
Hormonal Imbalance
Floating Colors
Lower leg numbness
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
Tooth pain
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
Eye Drooping
Craving Trigger Foods
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
Unquenchable Thirst
While with cruise control on 67mph my vision disappeared and my voice seemed to be coming from a very dark place-no light. I also did not feel attached to my body. I could not swee the road ahead or the car around me.
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
Excessively talkative
Body aches several hours before migraine
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
Olfactory Hallucinations
Metallic taste in mouth
fluid in ears
Itchy head
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
Clammy Hands
Sensitive molars when chewing food
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
Tunnel Vision
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
mal de debarquement syndrome
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
burned skin feeling
Tingling Lips
Dreams of being constantly in motion
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
Near-Syncope / Fainting
Hotspot on top of head
Thick Saliva
Elation / Intense energy
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
Tingling in neck/shoulder
Sneezing before migraine
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
Feeling of neurons going crazy
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
Inner Ear Pain
Formed Hallucinations
Crackling feeling inside head
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
Feeling of "echo" head
Double Vision
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
Trouble Breathing
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
Loss of ability to taste food
Feeling of fluid on back of head
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
Basal Temperature Drop
Single pupil dilation
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
Essential Tremor
Pain in one complete side of body
Burning coal sensation under eye
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Temporary Paralysis
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
Excessive ear wax before migraine
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine

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