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Migraine (7,309 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
Shoulder /Back Pain
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
Vertigo / Dizziness
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
Mood Swings
Starts at night while sleeping
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
Eye pain
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
Chocolate / Sugar craving
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
Changing pattern of migraine over years
Cold Extremities
Carbohydrate Cravings
Head feels "tight" all over
Sore spots on head
Loss of Appetite
Feeling Cold
Short term memory loss
neck tightness preceding migraine
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
Vivid Dreams
Icepick/Lightning headache
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
Flu-like feeling all over
Band of pain across temples
Sensitivity to Touch
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
migraines more common when on your period
12 to 18 migraines a month
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
Intense pressure pushing outwards
Excessive Yawning
chronic daily headache
Aura, Scotoma without pain
toes freezing cold
feet freezing cold at night
Sensitive to tight clothing
msg, monosodium glutamate
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
Pale Face
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
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.
Slurring Words
swollen eyelids - one sided
Feelings of Detachment
Twitching Eye
nose freezing cold
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
Corn, corn based foods
Lentil beans
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
Mind Racing
carotid artery throbbing
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
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!")
Long term Memory Problems
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
Feels like my brain is bleeding
Sexual arousal
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
Migraine lasts for a week
Hands get very hot
Lost ability to read
Paralysis on one side of the body
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
floral smells
being on birth control pills
Wavy visual disturbances
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
Feeling of eye being swollen
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
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.
Crave carbs before migraine
Excessive Urination
craving protein
Lower leg numbness
Watery Eyes
Tightness above both eyes
Vomiting Bile
Weakness in arms and legs
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
Floating Colors
Feeling hot to the touch
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
Dry Eyes
Aphasia / Inability to speak
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
Excessively talkative
mal de debarquement syndrome
fluid in ears
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
Eye Drooping
Runny Nose
Begins with dull ache at top of head
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
Craving Trigger Foods
Hormonal Imbalance
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
Unquenchable Thirst
Tooth pain
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
Body aches several hours before migraine
Olfactory Hallucinations
Itchy head
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
burned skin feeling
Metallic taste in mouth
Clammy Hands
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
Sneezing before migraine
Sensitive molars when chewing food
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
Tunnel Vision
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
Dreams of being constantly in motion
Thick Saliva
Hotspot on top of head
Formed Hallucinations
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
Tingling Lips
Tingling in neck/shoulder
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
Elation / Intense energy
Near-Syncope / Fainting
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
Feeling of neurons going crazy
Inner Ear Pain
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
Crackling feeling inside head
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
Feeling of "echo" head
Double Vision
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
Trouble Breathing
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
Feeling of fluid on back of head
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
Loss of ability to taste food
Single pupil dilation
Basal Temperature Drop
Essential Tremor
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
Pain in one complete side of body
Burning coal sensation under eye
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Temporary Paralysis
Excessive ear wax before migraine
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine

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