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Migraine (8,715 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,248)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,234)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,481)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(2,124)
Nausea
(2,222)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,262)
Fatigue
(2,119)
Trouble concentrating
(1,990)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(2,033)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,230)
Irritability
(2,062)
Pain in/above one eye
(2,026)
Neck Pain
(2,089)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,924)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,926)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,534)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,508)
Sinus Pressure
(2,149)
Head pain upon waking
(1,514)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,997)
Trouble communicating
(1,799)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,662)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,949)
Blurred Vision
(2,284)
Dizziness
(2,116)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,698)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,520)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,347)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,846)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,160)
Vomiting
(2,047)
Eye pain
(802)
Anxiety
(1,897)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,444)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,775)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,810)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,993)
Mood Swings
(1,914)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,849)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(2,075)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(2,035)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,731)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(429)
Depression
(1,395)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(463)
Cold Extremities
(1,393)
Loss of Appetite
(1,551)
Insomnia
(1,417)
Sore spots on head
(1,861)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,898)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,768)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(153)
too little or too much sleep
(187)
migraines more common when on your period
(616)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(466)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(161)
Vivid Dreams
(1,820)
Short term memory loss
(2,047)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,643)
Feeling Cold
(887)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,157)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(222)
Band of pain across temples
(1,313)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,856)
Difficulty finding the right words
(96)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,386)
Disorientation
(1,962)
Dehydration
(254)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(399)
too tired or too much sleep
(162)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(907)
chronic daily headache
(447)
too hungry
(185)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,243)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(598)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(801)
Barometer changes trigger migraine
(40)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,715)
Excessive Yawning
(2,000)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,316)
depth perception really off
(239)
Pale Face
(1,557)
sweating
(354)
extreme sensitivity to voices
(78)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(1,030)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,788)
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
(58)
Slurring Words
(1,994)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(190)
jaw pain
(25)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,558)
Hear a whoshing sound when eyes move from side to side
(10)
Intense feeling of dread
(98)
smell cigerettes none there
(27)
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
(101)
Twitching Eye
(1,837)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,744)
toes freezing cold
(375)
brain feels like it is on fire
(26)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,899)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(214)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
(105)
Mind Racing
(1,857)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(495)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,657)
feet freezing cold at night
(356)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(418)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(301)
Sensations of menthol smell
(90)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(184)
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.
(111)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,789)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(418)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,587)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(171)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(164)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(1,034)
Burning tongue sensation
(91)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(670)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(215)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(2,058)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(155)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(177)
Muscle fasciculations
(147)
Getting hair colored
(97)
Lost ability to read
(602)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(209)
pixilation of vision
(162)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(247)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(615)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(212)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(178)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,278)
nose freezing cold
(317)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(192)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(443)
onions
(178)
Always get headache after sex
(146)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(2,018)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(246)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,421)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(565)
Acute confusional migraine
(239)
Long term Memory Problems
(427)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(191)
statins and plavics prevents them
(169)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(237)
carotid artery throbbing
(359)
Watery Eyes
(1,573)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,692)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,626)
Excessive Urination
(2,113)
ginko biloba relieves it
(172)
Dry Eyes
(1,787)
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!")
(359)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(303)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(368)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(413)
Vomiting Bile
(888)
being on birth control pills
(693)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(590)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(235)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(273)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(246)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,810)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(246)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(281)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,984)
Hunger
(706)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(349)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(232)
Crave carbs before migraine
(750)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(321)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(505)
Corn, corn based foods
(299)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(281)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(365)
Sexual arousal
(342)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,492)
Feeling hot to the touch
(948)
Lentil beans
(298)
Runny Nose
(1,638)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(348)
Hands get very hot
(343)
floral smells
(374)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,761)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,497)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(810)
Floating Colors
(877)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,827)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,581)
craving protein
(582)
Tooth pain
(1,463)
Eye Drooping
(2,185)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,897)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(833)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(387)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(342)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,551)
Lower leg numbness
(566)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,137)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,908)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(855)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,955)
endometriosis
(614)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,614)
Excessively talkative
(721)
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.
(412)
Itchy head
(1,919)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,903)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(607)
fluid in ears
(617)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,795)
Clammy Hands
(1,175)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,355)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,731)
Tunnel Vision
(2,002)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(548)
Allodynia
(1,872)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(593)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(600)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,831)
burned skin feeling
(786)
Tingling Lips
(1,896)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(2,093)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,818)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,839)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,583)
Thick Saliva
(1,045)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,632)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,968)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,370)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(946)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,959)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,655)
Sneezing before migraine
(776)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(632)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,792)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,709)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(796)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(849)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,707)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,903)
Double Vision
(1,967)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,802)
Formed Hallucinations
(871)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,875)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,907)
Trouble Breathing
(1,660)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,783)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,618)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(1,126)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,592)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,529)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,339)
Single pupil dilation
(2,167)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,721)
Essential Tremor
(1,691)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,788)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,485)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,759)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,784)
Temporary Paralysis
(2,031)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,293)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,769)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,369)
Seizures
(1,773)

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