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Migraine (8,374 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
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
Shoulder /Back Pain
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
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
Cold Extremities
Loss of Appetite
Head feels "tight" all over
Carbohydrate Cravings
Sore spots on head
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
too little or too much sleep
migraines more common when on your period
Short term memory loss
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
Vivid Dreams
Feeling Cold
Icepick/Lightning headache
Band of pain across temples
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
Flu-like feeling all over
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract a vice
Sensitivity to Touch
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
too tired or too much sleep
12 to 18 migraines a month
Difficulty finding the right words
Aura, Scotoma without pain
too hungry
Intense pressure pushing outwards
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
chronic daily headache
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
Excessive Yawning
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
Pale Face
Sensitive to tight clothing
extreme sensitivity to voices
depth perception really off
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
Intense feeling of dread
Slurring Words
Feelings of Detachment
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
toes freezing cold
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
Twitching Eye
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
Mind Racing
Sensations of menthol smell
Burning tongue sensation
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.
Cheeks flush before migraine
Getting hair colored
msg, monosodium glutamate
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
Migraine lasts for a week
feet freezing cold at night
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
Muscle fasciculations
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
pixilation of vision
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
Wavy visual disturbances
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
Using computer screen causes confusion
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
Always get headache after sex
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
euphoria/mania before migrane
Lost ability to read
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
nose freezing cold
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
Feels like top of brain is electric
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
statins and plavics prevents them
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
ginko biloba relieves it
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
Acute confusional migraine
Feeling of eye being swollen
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
Long term Memory Problems
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
carotid artery throbbing
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
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!")
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
being on birth control pills
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
Excessive Urination
Watery Eyes
Weakness in arms and legs
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
Tightness above both eyes
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
Dry Eyes
Corn, corn based foods
Vomiting Bile
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
Crave carbs before migraine
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
Sexual arousal
Lentil beans
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
Aphasia / Inability to speak
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
swollen eyelids - one sided
floral smells
Feeling hot to the touch
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
Hands get very hot
craving protein
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
Runny Nose
Paralysis on one side of the body
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
Begins with dull ache at top of head
Floating Colors
Hormonal Imbalance
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
Tooth pain
Eye Drooping
Lower leg numbness
Craving Trigger Foods
Unquenchable Thirst
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
Body aches several hours before migraine
Excessively talkative
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.
Olfactory Hallucinations
Metallic taste in mouth
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
Itchy head
fluid in ears
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
Clammy Hands
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
Sensitive molars when chewing food
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
Tunnel Vision
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
mal de debarquement syndrome
burned skin feeling
Dreams of being constantly in motion
Tingling Lips
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
Near-Syncope / Fainting
Thick Saliva
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
Hotspot on top of head
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
Elation / Intense energy
Tingling in neck/shoulder
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
Sneezing before migraine
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
Feeling of neurons going crazy
Inner Ear Pain
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
Formed Hallucinations
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
Crackling feeling inside head
Double Vision
Feeling of "echo" head
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
Essential Tremor
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
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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