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Migraine (9,165 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,329)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,585)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,312)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(2,206)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,360)
Nausea
(2,295)
Fatigue
(2,198)
Trouble concentrating
(2,063)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(2,113)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,322)
Irritability
(2,131)
Pain in/above one eye
(2,105)
Neck Pain
(2,169)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(2,006)
Neck muscle stiffness
(2,007)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,621)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,585)
Sinus Pressure
(2,227)
Head pain upon waking
(1,590)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,737)
Continuous migraines one after another
(2,077)
Trouble communicating
(1,870)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(2,025)
Blurred Vision
(2,382)
Dizziness
(2,193)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,766)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,603)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,442)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,241)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,926)
Vomiting
(2,119)
Eye pain
(877)
Anxiety
(1,963)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,526)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,873)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,848)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,921)
Mood Swings
(1,978)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(2,072)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(508)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(2,160)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(2,099)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,815)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(552)
Depression
(1,462)
Loss of Appetite
(1,615)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(230)
Cold Extremities
(1,457)
Insomnia
(1,491)
too little or too much sleep
(274)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,845)
Sore spots on head
(1,932)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,962)
migraines more common when on your period
(676)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(239)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(543)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(295)
Vivid Dreams
(1,891)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,242)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,717)
Difficulty finding the right words
(164)
Feeling Cold
(950)
Short term memory loss
(2,117)
Band of pain across temples
(1,387)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,938)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,451)
Dehydration
(317)
Disorientation
(2,041)
too tired or too much sleep
(236)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(466)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(981)
Barometer changes trigger migraine
(117)
too hungry
(266)
Excessive Yawning
(2,066)
chronic daily headache
(521)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,338)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,398)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(685)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(875)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,803)
depth perception really off
(328)
Pale Face
(1,620)
extreme sensitivity to voices
(143)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,862)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(262)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(1,094)
sweating
(425)
jaw pain
(98)
Slurring Words
(2,074)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,628)
Twitching Eye
(1,926)
Intense feeling of dread
(164)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,817)
Scintillating scotoma
(20)
craving salt
(37)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,990)
toes freezing cold
(456)
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
(134)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(276)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,730)
Mind Racing
(1,926)
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
(179)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(365)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(569)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
(168)
smell cigerettes none there
(88)
feet freezing cold at night
(429)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,677)
brain feels like it is on fire
(98)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,848)
Hear a whoshing sound when eyes move from side to side
(90)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(1,098)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(490)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(493)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(2,149)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(757)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(268)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(234)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(277)
Lost ability to read
(670)
Sensations of menthol smell
(149)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(256)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(220)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(693)
Burning tongue sensation
(151)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,348)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(276)
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.
(197)
nose freezing cold
(379)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(2,099)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(244)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,509)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(310)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(272)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(518)
Muscle fasciculations
(220)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(257)
Getting hair colored
(177)
Watery Eyes
(1,658)
pixilation of vision
(248)
Dry Eyes
(1,874)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(253)
Excessive Urination
(2,196)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(318)
Vomiting Bile
(953)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,767)
onions
(258)
carotid artery throbbing
(421)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,704)
Always get headache after sex
(206)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(638)
Acute confusional migraine
(304)
being on birth control pills
(774)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,900)
Long term Memory Problems
(492)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(478)
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!")
(422)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(446)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(2,053)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(656)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(378)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(252)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(325)
Hunger
(769)
Crave carbs before migraine
(814)
statins and plavics prevents them
(244)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(346)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(336)
ginko biloba relieves it
(248)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(421)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(308)
Runny Nose
(1,700)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,565)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(340)
Feeling hot to the touch
(1,008)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(289)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(582)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(331)
Corn, corn based foods
(361)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(392)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(343)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,556)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,820)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,890)
Sexual arousal
(407)
Tooth pain
(1,537)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(435)
Floating Colors
(965)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,958)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,652)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(886)
Lentil beans
(357)
floral smells
(434)
Eye Drooping
(2,277)
Hands get very hot
(403)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(896)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(433)
craving protein
(644)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,615)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,223)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,981)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,679)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(2,015)
endometriosis
(677)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(400)
Lower leg numbness
(639)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(462)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(917)
Itchy head
(1,982)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,976)
Clammy Hands
(1,239)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,862)
Excessively talkative
(781)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,794)
fluid in ears
(679)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,431)
Tunnel Vision
(2,092)
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.
(475)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(683)
Allodynia
(1,940)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,906)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(633)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(2,168)
burned skin feeling
(848)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,899)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(670)
Tingling Lips
(1,962)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(670)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,888)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,640)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,705)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,741)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(2,046)
Thick Saliva
(1,111)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(1,006)
Elation / Intense energy
(2,030)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,448)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,848)
Sneezing before migraine
(835)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,780)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(692)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(867)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(910)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,982)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,787)
Double Vision
(2,059)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,883)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,944)
Formed Hallucinations
(957)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,978)
Trouble Breathing
(1,721)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,863)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,697)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(1,203)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,655)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,613)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,419)
Single pupil dilation
(2,253)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,798)
Essential Tremor
(1,767)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,845)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,557)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,841)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,846)
Temporary Paralysis
(2,107)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,356)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,848)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,433)
Seizures
(1,849)

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