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Migraine (7,989 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
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
Vertigo / Dizziness
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
Eye pain
Starts at night while sleeping
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
Mood Swings
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
Chocolate / Sugar craving
Changing pattern of migraine over years
Cold Extremities
neck tightness preceding migraine
Carbohydrate Cravings
Head feels "tight" all over
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
Sore spots on head
Loss of Appetite
Short term memory loss
Feeling Cold
migraines more common when on your period
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
Vivid Dreams
Icepick/Lightning headache
Band of pain across temples
Flu-like feeling all over
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
Sensitivity to Touch
12 to 18 migraines a month
too little or too much sleep
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
Aura, Scotoma without pain
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
Intense pressure pushing outwards
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract a vice
Excessive Yawning
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
too tired or too much sleep
chronic daily headache
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
too hungry
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
depth perception really off
Pale Face
Sensitive to tight clothing
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
toes freezing cold
pixilation of vision
Cheeks flush before migraine
Muscle fasciculations
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
Slurring Words
Feelings of Detachment
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
Always get headache after sex
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
Twitching Eye
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
feet freezing cold at night
Mind Racing
ginko biloba relieves it
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
statins and plavics prevents them
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
msg, monosodium glutamate
euphoria/mania before migrane
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
Migraine lasts for a week
Using computer screen causes confusion
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
nose freezing cold
Feels like top of brain is electric
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
Wavy visual disturbances
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
Acute confusional migraine
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
Lost ability to read
Long term Memory Problems
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
carotid artery throbbing
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
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!")
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
being on birth control pills
Feels like my brain is bleeding
Feeling of eye being swollen
Corn, corn based foods
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
swollen eyelids - one sided
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
Lentil beans
Sexual arousal
Watery Eyes
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
Excessive Urination
Weakness in arms and legs
Tightness above both eyes
floral smells
Vomiting Bile
Hands get very hot
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
Crave carbs before migraine
Paralysis on one side of the body
Dry Eyes
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
Aphasia / Inability to speak
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
Feeling hot to the touch
craving protein
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
Lower leg numbness
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
Floating Colors
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.
Runny Nose
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
Begins with dull ache at top of head
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
Eye Drooping
Tooth pain
Hormonal Imbalance
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
Craving Trigger Foods
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
Excessively talkative
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
Unquenchable Thirst
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
fluid in ears
Body aches several hours before migraine
Olfactory Hallucinations
Itchy head
Metallic taste in mouth
mal de debarquement syndrome
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
Clammy Hands
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
Sensitive molars when chewing food
Tunnel Vision
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
burned skin feeling
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
Dreams of being constantly in motion
Sneezing before migraine
Hotspot on top of head
Tingling Lips
Near-Syncope / Fainting
Elation / Intense energy
Thick Saliva
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
Tingling in neck/shoulder
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
Feeling of neurons going crazy
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
Inner Ear Pain
Formed Hallucinations
Crackling feeling inside head
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
Feeling of "echo" head
Double Vision
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
Trouble Breathing
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
Loss of ability to taste food
Feeling of fluid on back of head
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
Basal Temperature Drop
Single pupil dilation
Essential Tremor
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
Pain in one complete side of body
Burning coal sensation under eye
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Temporary Paralysis
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
Excessive ear wax before migraine
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine

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