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Migraine (7,989 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,106)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,097)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,302)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(1,983)
Nausea
(2,084)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,096)
Fatigue
(1,985)
Trouble concentrating
(1,856)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(1,898)
Irritability
(1,931)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,077)
Pain in/above one eye
(1,883)
Neck Pain
(1,954)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,792)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,795)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,381)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,372)
Sinus Pressure
(2,012)
Head pain upon waking
(1,386)
Trouble communicating
(1,671)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,868)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,525)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,818)
Dizziness
(1,977)
Blurred Vision
(2,115)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,716)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,572)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,177)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,374)
Vomiting
(1,915)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,019)
Anxiety
(1,767)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,648)
Eye pain
(671)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,294)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,682)
Mood Swings
(1,793)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,718)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,852)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(1,926)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(1,911)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,583)
Depression
(1,270)
Cold Extremities
(1,265)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(293)
Insomnia
(1,288)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,773)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,637)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(314)
Sore spots on head
(1,735)
Loss of Appetite
(1,419)
Short term memory loss
(1,923)
Feeling Cold
(763)
migraines more common when on your period
(490)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(330)
Vivid Dreams
(1,691)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,510)
Band of pain across temples
(1,187)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,708)
Disorientation
(1,822)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,009)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,262)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(779)
Dehydration
(126)
too little or too much sleep
(37)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(93)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(272)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(451)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(21)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(675)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(30)
Excessive Yawning
(1,877)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,173)
too tired or too much sleep
(34)
chronic daily headache
(317)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,559)
sweating
(229)
too hungry
(37)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,075)
depth perception really off
(86)
Pale Face
(1,432)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(911)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,659)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(64)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(91)
toes freezing cold
(231)
pixilation of vision
(13)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(25)
Muscle fasciculations
(18)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(31)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(34)
Slurring Words
(1,846)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,433)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(35)
Always get headache after sex
(25)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(37)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(92)
Twitching Eye
(1,680)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,615)
feet freezing cold at night
(222)
Mind Racing
(1,732)
onions
(37)
ginko biloba relieves it
(35)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(49)
statins and plavics prevents them
(36)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(86)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(368)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,740)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(293)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(175)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(71)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(91)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(287)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(85)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(69)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,666)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,529)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(121)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(521)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(92)
nose freezing cold
(196)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(119)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(472)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,431)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(915)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(94)
Acute confusional migraine
(118)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(1,899)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(108)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(312)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(116)
Lost ability to read
(479)
Long term Memory Problems
(302)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(147)
carotid artery throbbing
(239)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(223)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(170)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,150)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(434)
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!")
(238)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(195)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(160)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(1,871)
being on birth control pills
(551)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(221)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,267)
Corn, corn based foods
(175)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(162)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(197)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(289)
Lentil beans
(176)
Sexual arousal
(220)
Watery Eyes
(1,420)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(465)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(243)
Excessive Urination
(1,973)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,493)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,562)
Hunger
(582)
floral smells
(254)
Vomiting Bile
(761)
Hands get very hot
(224)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(360)
Crave carbs before migraine
(625)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(255)
Dry Eyes
(1,633)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(224)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,859)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,655)
Feeling hot to the touch
(827)
craving protein
(461)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(675)
Lower leg numbness
(436)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,367)
Floating Colors
(724)
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.
(292)
Runny Nose
(1,516)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(707)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,378)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(730)
Eye Drooping
(2,023)
Tooth pain
(1,338)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,641)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,458)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,705)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,774)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(467)
Excessively talkative
(600)
endometriosis
(492)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(987)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,423)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(402)
fluid in ears
(494)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,781)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,834)
Itchy head
(1,797)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,487)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(454)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(473)
Clammy Hands
(1,052)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,775)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,673)
Tunnel Vision
(1,844)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,218)
burned skin feeling
(665)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,606)
Allodynia
(1,758)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(511)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(823)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,691)
Sneezing before migraine
(656)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,230)
Tingling Lips
(1,773)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(1,957)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,848)
Thick Saliva
(920)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,704)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,717)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(671)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,460)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,506)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(727)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,805)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,673)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,511)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,581)
Formed Hallucinations
(719)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,566)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,769)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,659)
Double Vision
(1,810)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,752)
Trouble Breathing
(1,537)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,781)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(986)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,642)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,476)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,467)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,198)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,380)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,580)
Single pupil dilation
(2,010)
Essential Tremor
(1,560)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,670)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,361)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,609)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,664)
Temporary Paralysis
(1,899)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,168)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,625)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,246)
Seizures
(1,639)

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