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Migraine (8,374 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,196)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,184)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,414)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(2,070)
Nausea
(2,170)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,202)
Fatigue
(2,068)
Trouble concentrating
(1,937)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(1,984)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,173)
Irritability
(2,011)
Pain in/above one eye
(1,970)
Neck Pain
(2,038)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,876)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,879)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,481)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,456)
Sinus Pressure
(2,099)
Head pain upon waking
(1,468)
Trouble communicating
(1,748)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,948)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,611)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,902)
Dizziness
(2,065)
Blurred Vision
(2,222)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,650)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,470)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,285)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,798)
Vomiting
(1,995)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,110)
Anxiety
(1,847)
Eye pain
(753)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,728)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,392)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,761)
Mood Swings
(1,865)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,799)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,940)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(2,020)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(1,986)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,679)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(379)
Depression
(1,347)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(409)
Cold Extremities
(1,346)
Loss of Appetite
(1,502)
Insomnia
(1,368)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,720)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,848)
Sore spots on head
(1,815)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(416)
too little or too much sleep
(132)
migraines more common when on your period
(570)
Short term memory loss
(1,999)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(102)
Vivid Dreams
(1,773)
Feeling Cold
(838)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,595)
Band of pain across temples
(1,266)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,105)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,805)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(112)
Disorientation
(1,911)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,338)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(172)
Dehydration
(204)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(351)
too tired or too much sleep
(116)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(859)
Difficulty finding the right words
(44)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(546)
too hungry
(131)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(756)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,659)
chronic daily headache
(399)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,182)
Excessive Yawning
(1,951)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,265)
Pale Face
(1,509)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(983)
sweating
(307)
extreme sensitivity to voices
(31)
depth perception really off
(184)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(143)
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
(12)
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
(52)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,742)
Intense feeling of dread
(49)
Slurring Words
(1,939)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,511)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(167)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
(57)
toes freezing cold
(323)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,696)
Twitching Eye
(1,780)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,842)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(449)
Mind Racing
(1,810)
Sensations of menthol smell
(40)
Burning tongue sensation
(42)
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.
(56)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(113)
Getting hair colored
(45)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(253)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(131)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,609)
feet freezing cold at night
(308)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(167)
Muscle fasciculations
(100)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(123)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(371)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(374)
pixilation of vision
(107)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(107)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(125)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,741)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(162)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,531)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(988)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(618)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(128)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(196)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(165)
Always get headache after sex
(98)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(2,002)
onions
(127)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(144)
Lost ability to read
(553)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(564)
nose freezing cold
(269)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(396)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(197)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(183)
statins and plavics prevents them
(122)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,230)
ginko biloba relieves it
(122)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(142)
Acute confusional migraine
(192)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,366)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(1,967)
Long term Memory Problems
(378)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(518)
carotid artery throbbing
(312)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(190)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(255)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(188)
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!")
(312)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(315)
being on birth control pills
(642)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(191)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(226)
Excessive Urination
(2,063)
Watery Eyes
(1,518)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,579)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(364)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,644)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(185)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(542)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(302)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(274)
Dry Eyes
(1,732)
Corn, corn based foods
(251)
Vomiting Bile
(838)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(233)
Hunger
(658)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(234)
Crave carbs before migraine
(702)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,753)
Sexual arousal
(295)
Lentil beans
(250)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(454)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,935)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(318)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(294)
floral smells
(327)
Feeling hot to the touch
(900)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,446)
Hands get very hot
(298)
craving protein
(534)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(762)
Runny Nose
(1,589)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(339)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(298)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,451)
Floating Colors
(821)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,715)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,779)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(784)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,535)
Tooth pain
(1,419)
Eye Drooping
(2,125)
Lower leg numbness
(519)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,849)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,502)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(806)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,084)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,863)
endometriosis
(566)
Excessively talkative
(673)
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.
(366)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,908)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,565)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(557)
Itchy head
(1,869)
fluid in ears
(570)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,856)
Clammy Hands
(1,125)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(496)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,746)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,307)
Tunnel Vision
(1,946)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,683)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(553)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(543)
Allodynia
(1,830)
burned skin feeling
(739)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,770)
Tingling Lips
(1,848)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,783)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(2,046)
Thick Saliva
(996)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(898)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,793)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,320)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(585)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,919)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,535)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,587)
Sneezing before migraine
(729)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,903)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,603)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(750)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,746)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,662)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(801)
Formed Hallucinations
(816)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,855)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,657)
Double Vision
(1,910)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,751)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,828)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,860)
Trouble Breathing
(1,611)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,733)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(1,076)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,568)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,543)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,289)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,475)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,671)
Single pupil dilation
(2,111)
Essential Tremor
(1,645)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,742)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,440)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,708)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,737)
Temporary Paralysis
(1,984)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,244)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,719)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,320)
Seizures
(1,728)

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