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Migraine (8,045 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,118)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,107)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,318)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(1,995)
Nausea
(2,095)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,111)
Fatigue
(1,995)
Trouble concentrating
(1,866)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(1,909)
Irritability
(1,941)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,092)
Pain in/above one eye
(1,893)
Neck Pain
(1,964)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,802)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,805)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,396)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,382)
Sinus Pressure
(2,022)
Head pain upon waking
(1,394)
Trouble communicating
(1,681)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,877)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,535)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,828)
Dizziness
(1,990)
Blurred Vision
(2,131)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,581)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,388)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,726)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,193)
Vomiting
(1,924)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,033)
Anxiety
(1,777)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,656)
Eye pain
(680)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,308)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,693)
Mood Swings
(1,801)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,729)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,865)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(1,940)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(1,919)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,598)
Depression
(1,279)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(304)
Cold Extremities
(1,276)
Insomnia
(1,298)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,782)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(328)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,646)
Sore spots on head
(1,744)
Loss of Appetite
(1,429)
Short term memory loss
(1,933)
migraines more common when on your period
(500)
Feeling Cold
(772)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(341)
Vivid Dreams
(1,701)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,520)
Band of pain across temples
(1,194)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,721)
Disorientation
(1,835)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,024)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,272)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(788)
too little or too much sleep
(50)
Dehydration
(135)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(31)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(102)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(281)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(466)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(39)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(684)
Excessive Yawning
(1,886)
too tired or too much sleep
(45)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,186)
chronic daily headache
(326)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,574)
sweating
(239)
too hungry
(49)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,091)
Pale Face
(1,442)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,668)
depth perception really off
(100)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(919)
toes freezing cold
(244)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(73)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(36)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(99)
Slurring Words
(1,860)
pixilation of vision
(25)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(48)
Muscle fasciculations
(27)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,441)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(39)
Twitching Eye
(1,694)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(47)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(100)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,623)
feet freezing cold at night
(232)
Always get headache after sex
(33)
Mind Racing
(1,742)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(49)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(376)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,755)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(96)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(57)
onions
(49)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(301)
ginko biloba relieves it
(46)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(296)
statins and plavics prevents them
(47)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(184)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(99)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(79)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(129)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,675)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,537)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(76)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(99)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(535)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(486)
nose freezing cold
(204)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,447)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(106)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(922)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(127)
Acute confusional migraine
(126)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(108)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(322)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(1,914)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(116)
Lost ability to read
(487)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(124)
Long term Memory Problems
(310)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(180)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(154)
carotid artery throbbing
(248)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,158)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(235)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(444)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(1,885)
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!")
(246)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,282)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(203)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(168)
being on birth control pills
(563)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(229)
Corn, corn based foods
(183)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(170)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(297)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(474)
Lentil beans
(184)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(211)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,504)
Watery Eyes
(1,434)
Excessive Urination
(1,985)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,570)
Sexual arousal
(228)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(251)
Hunger
(590)
Vomiting Bile
(769)
floral smells
(262)
Hands get very hot
(233)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(372)
Dry Eyes
(1,646)
Crave carbs before migraine
(633)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(264)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,868)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(233)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,668)
craving protein
(469)
Feeling hot to the touch
(836)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(685)
Lower leg numbness
(446)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,375)
Floating Colors
(738)
Runny Nose
(1,524)
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.
(300)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(714)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,386)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(739)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,650)
Tooth pain
(1,347)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,466)
Eye Drooping
(2,038)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,715)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,783)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(480)
endometriosis
(501)
Excessively talkative
(608)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,432)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,001)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,791)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(415)
fluid in ears
(502)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,842)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,495)
Itchy head
(1,805)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(481)
Clammy Hands
(1,060)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,785)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(465)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,681)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,231)
Tunnel Vision
(1,859)
burned skin feeling
(673)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,615)
Allodynia
(1,766)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(519)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(832)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,700)
Sneezing before migraine
(664)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,241)
Tingling Lips
(1,781)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(1,970)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,856)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,713)
Thick Saliva
(928)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,727)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,469)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(679)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,515)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(735)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,524)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,819)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,682)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,589)
Formed Hallucinations
(733)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,781)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,578)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,672)
Double Vision
(1,824)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,759)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,790)
Trouble Breathing
(1,545)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(997)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,654)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,488)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,475)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,210)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,394)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,593)
Single pupil dilation
(2,025)
Essential Tremor
(1,570)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,678)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,368)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,622)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,672)
Temporary Paralysis
(1,912)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,176)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,638)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,254)
Seizures
(1,652)

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