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Migraine (9,099 members)


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