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Migraine (8,433 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,210)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,198)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,430)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(2,083)
Nausea
(2,184)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,217)
Fatigue
(2,080)
Trouble concentrating
(1,950)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(1,995)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,186)
Irritability
(2,023)
Pain in/above one eye
(1,985)
Neck Pain
(2,051)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,888)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,890)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,494)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,469)
Sinus Pressure
(2,112)
Head pain upon waking
(1,480)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,960)
Trouble communicating
(1,761)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,625)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,914)
Dizziness
(2,079)
Blurred Vision
(2,237)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,663)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,484)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,301)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,811)
Vomiting
(2,008)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,122)
Anxiety
(1,860)
Eye pain
(767)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,741)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,407)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,773)
Mood Swings
(1,878)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,813)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(2,035)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,953)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(1,999)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,693)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(392)
Depression
(1,359)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(423)
Cold Extremities
(1,359)
Insomnia
(1,381)
Loss of Appetite
(1,516)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,861)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,733)
Sore spots on head
(1,826)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(429)
migraines more common when on your period
(581)
too little or too much sleep
(147)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(115)
Short term memory loss
(2,011)
Vivid Dreams
(1,786)
Feeling Cold
(851)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,609)
Band of pain across temples
(1,279)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,119)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,819)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(125)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(185)
Disorientation
(1,924)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,350)
Dehydration
(217)
too tired or too much sleep
(129)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(364)
Difficulty finding the right words
(58)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(871)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(560)
too hungry
(146)
chronic daily headache
(412)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(768)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,674)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,198)
Excessive Yawning
(1,964)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,279)
extreme sensitivity to voices
(44)
Pale Face
(1,521)
sweating
(319)
Barometer changes trigger migraine
(5)
depth perception really off
(198)
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
(25)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(995)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(156)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,755)
Slurring Words
(1,953)
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
(64)
Intense feeling of dread
(62)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(179)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,523)
toes freezing cold
(336)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,710)
Twitching Eye
(1,794)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
(70)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,857)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(462)
Mind Racing
(1,823)
Sensations of menthol smell
(53)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,622)
Burning tongue sensation
(54)
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.
(71)
feet freezing cold at night
(320)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(127)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(266)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(143)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(180)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(387)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(135)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(384)
Getting hair colored
(59)
pixilation of vision
(121)
Muscle fasciculations
(112)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(120)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,753)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(139)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,546)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(1,000)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(174)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(632)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(177)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(209)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(141)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(2,016)
Lost ability to read
(566)
Always get headache after sex
(110)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(157)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(578)
onions
(141)
nose freezing cold
(282)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(409)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(210)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,244)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(197)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(155)
statins and plavics prevents them
(135)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,381)
Acute confusional migraine
(205)
ginko biloba relieves it
(136)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(1,981)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(532)
Long term Memory Problems
(391)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(268)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(205)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(200)
carotid artery throbbing
(324)
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!")
(325)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(329)
Watery Eyes
(1,532)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(238)
being on birth control pills
(656)
Excessive Urination
(2,077)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,591)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(205)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,657)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(377)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(555)
Dry Eyes
(1,746)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(198)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(315)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(245)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(287)
Vomiting Bile
(851)
Corn, corn based foods
(264)
Crave carbs before migraine
(715)
Hunger
(671)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,767)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(246)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,948)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(330)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(468)
Sexual arousal
(308)
Lentil beans
(263)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(308)
floral smells
(340)
Feeling hot to the touch
(913)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,458)
Hands get very hot
(310)
Runny Nose
(1,602)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(775)
craving protein
(547)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,464)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(352)
Floating Colors
(837)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,727)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,792)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,547)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(310)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(797)
Tooth pain
(1,430)
Eye Drooping
(2,140)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,862)
Lower leg numbness
(532)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,514)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(819)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,098)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,875)
endometriosis
(579)
Excessively talkative
(686)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,921)
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.
(380)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,578)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(571)
Itchy head
(1,882)
fluid in ears
(583)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,868)
Clammy Hands
(1,138)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,759)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(510)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,320)
Tunnel Vision
(1,961)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,696)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(566)
Allodynia
(1,842)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(557)
burned skin feeling
(751)
Tingling Lips
(1,861)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,796)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,783)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(2,059)
Thick Saliva
(1,009)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,804)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(911)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,334)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,548)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,599)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,932)
Sneezing before migraine
(742)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(598)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,918)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,617)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(763)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,758)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,675)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(813)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,671)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,868)
Formed Hallucinations
(830)
Double Vision
(1,925)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,765)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,841)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,873)
Trouble Breathing
(1,625)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,747)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(1,090)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,581)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,556)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,303)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,489)
Single pupil dilation
(2,125)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,685)
Essential Tremor
(1,657)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,754)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,452)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,719)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,750)
Temporary Paralysis
(1,997)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,257)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,733)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,333)
Seizures
(1,739)

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