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Migraine (8,766 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,254)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,240)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,490)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(2,132)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,271)
Nausea
(2,229)
Fatigue
(2,125)
Trouble concentrating
(1,996)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(2,037)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,239)
Irritability
(2,069)
Pain in/above one eye
(2,032)
Neck Pain
(2,094)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,931)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,931)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,543)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,515)
Sinus Pressure
(2,155)
Head pain upon waking
(1,520)
Continuous migraines one after another
(2,004)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,667)
Trouble communicating
(1,805)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,954)
Blurred Vision
(2,292)
Dizziness
(2,122)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,704)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,528)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,852)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,355)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,167)
Vomiting
(2,054)
Eye pain
(807)
Anxiety
(1,902)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,452)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,780)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,815)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(2,000)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,854)
Mood Swings
(1,918)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(2,083)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(2,040)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(434)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,739)
Depression
(1,400)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(472)
Cold Extremities
(1,398)
Insomnia
(1,422)
Loss of Appetite
(1,554)
Sore spots on head
(1,866)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,773)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,903)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(159)
too little or too much sleep
(197)
migraines more common when on your period
(619)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(472)
Vivid Dreams
(1,825)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(167)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,648)
Short term memory loss
(2,052)
Feeling Cold
(891)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,165)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(229)
Difficulty finding the right words
(102)
Band of pain across temples
(1,318)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,864)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,390)
Disorientation
(1,968)
Dehydration
(259)
too tired or too much sleep
(169)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(912)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(403)
chronic daily headache
(451)
Barometer changes trigger migraine
(47)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,251)
too hungry
(194)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(806)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(606)
Excessive Yawning
(2,006)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,723)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,324)
Pale Face
(1,561)
depth perception really off
(249)
sweating
(359)
extreme sensitivity to voices
(84)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,793)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(1,034)
jaw pain
(31)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(196)
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
(65)
Slurring Words
(2,002)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,563)
Intense feeling of dread
(104)
Twitching Eye
(1,845)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,749)
smell cigerettes none there
(32)
Hear a whoshing sound when eyes move from side to side
(19)
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
(108)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(219)
toes freezing cold
(383)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,908)
brain feels like it is on fire
(32)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
(110)
Mind Racing
(1,862)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(500)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,661)
feet freezing cold at night
(362)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(307)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(423)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,793)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(192)
Sensations of menthol smell
(94)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(424)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,594)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(1,038)
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.
(120)
Burning tongue sensation
(96)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(176)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(678)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(173)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(220)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(2,066)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(183)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(160)
Muscle fasciculations
(153)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(214)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(252)
Lost ability to read
(607)
Getting hair colored
(106)
pixilation of vision
(171)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(217)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(622)
nose freezing cold
(322)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,281)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(449)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(186)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(197)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(2,026)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,429)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(251)
Always get headache after sex
(152)
onions
(187)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(570)
Acute confusional migraine
(244)
Watery Eyes
(1,580)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,697)
Long term Memory Problems
(432)
Excessive Urination
(2,122)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,632)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(196)
statins and plavics prevents them
(177)
carotid artery throbbing
(362)
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!")
(364)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(246)
Dry Eyes
(1,794)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(309)
ginko biloba relieves it
(180)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(375)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(419)
being on birth control pills
(701)
Vomiting Bile
(893)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(594)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(241)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(279)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(255)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,818)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(285)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,989)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(254)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(237)
Hunger
(710)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(354)
Crave carbs before migraine
(755)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(326)
Corn, corn based foods
(303)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(513)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(284)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(370)
Sexual arousal
(347)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,497)
Runny Nose
(1,644)
Lentil beans
(302)
Feeling hot to the touch
(953)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(355)
Hands get very hot
(346)
floral smells
(378)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,500)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,765)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,831)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(817)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,585)
Floating Colors
(885)
Tooth pain
(1,468)
Eye Drooping
(2,193)
craving protein
(587)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,902)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(838)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(393)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,555)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(346)
Lower leg numbness
(571)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,145)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,913)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,960)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(859)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,619)
endometriosis
(618)
Excessively talkative
(725)
Itchy head
(1,923)
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.
(417)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,907)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(614)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,800)
fluid in ears
(621)
Clammy Hands
(1,179)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,361)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,736)
Tunnel Vision
(2,010)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(556)
Allodynia
(1,877)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(605)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(600)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,836)
burned skin feeling
(789)
Tingling Lips
(1,901)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,823)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(2,099)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,842)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,586)
Thick Saliva
(1,051)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,637)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,967)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,377)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,972)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(951)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,661)
Sneezing before migraine
(779)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(635)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,714)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,795)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(801)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(853)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,715)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,909)
Double Vision
(1,975)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,809)
Formed Hallucinations
(879)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,880)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,912)
Trouble Breathing
(1,665)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,791)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,626)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(1,133)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,596)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,537)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,346)
Single pupil dilation
(2,175)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,728)
Essential Tremor
(1,697)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,791)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,490)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,767)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,788)
Temporary Paralysis
(2,036)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,297)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,776)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,374)
Seizures
(1,779)

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