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Migraine (7,524 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
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
Vertigo / Dizziness
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
Mood Swings
Starts at night while sleeping
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
Eye pain
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
Chocolate / Sugar craving
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
Changing pattern of migraine over years
Carbohydrate Cravings
Cold Extremities
Head feels "tight" all over
Sore spots on head
Loss of Appetite
neck tightness preceding migraine
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
Short term memory loss
Feeling Cold
Icepick/Lightning headache
Flu-like feeling all over
Vivid Dreams
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
migraines more common when on your period
Band of pain across temples
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
Sensitivity to Touch
12 to 18 migraines a month
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
Excessive Yawning
Aura, Scotoma without pain
chronic daily headache
Intense pressure pushing outwards
toes freezing cold
msg, monosodium glutamate
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
Sensitive to tight clothing
feet freezing cold at night
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
Pale Face
Feels like top of brain is electric
Using computer screen causes confusion
Acute confusional migraine
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
Feelings of Detachment
Slurring Words
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
Twitching Eye
Mind Racing
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
nose freezing cold
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
carotid artery throbbing
swollen eyelids - one sided
Corn, corn based foods
Long term Memory Problems
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!")
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
Lentil beans
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
Migraine lasts for a week
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
Feels like my brain is bleeding
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
Sexual arousal
Lost ability to read
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
Wavy visual disturbances
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
Hands get very hot
floral smells
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
being on birth control pills
Paralysis on one side of the body
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
Feeling of eye being swollen
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
Crave carbs before migraine
Watery Eyes
Excessive Urination
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.
Tightness above both eyes
Vomiting Bile
Lower leg numbness
Weakness in arms and legs
craving protein
Floating Colors
Dry Eyes
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
Feeling hot to the touch
Aphasia / Inability to speak
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
Excessively talkative
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
Runny Nose
fluid in ears
Begins with dull ache at top of head
mal de debarquement syndrome
Tooth pain
Eye Drooping
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
Hormonal Imbalance
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
Craving Trigger Foods
Unquenchable Thirst
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
Body aches several hours before migraine
Olfactory Hallucinations
Itchy head
Metallic taste in mouth
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
burned skin feeling
Clammy Hands
Sensitive molars when chewing food
Sneezing before migraine
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
Tunnel Vision
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
Hotspot on top of head
Dreams of being constantly in motion
Thick Saliva
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
Formed Hallucinations
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
Tingling Lips
Elation / Intense energy
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
Tingling in neck/shoulder
Near-Syncope / Fainting
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
Feeling of neurons going crazy
Inner Ear Pain
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
Crackling feeling inside head
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
Feeling of "echo" head
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
Double Vision
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
Trouble Breathing
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
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
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
Essential Tremor
Pain in one complete side of body
Burning coal sensation under eye
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
Temporary Paralysis
Excessive ear wax before migraine
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine

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