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Migraine (8,487 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,218)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,207)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,439)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(2,092)
Nausea
(2,192)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,226)
Fatigue
(2,089)
Trouble concentrating
(1,959)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(2,004)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,195)
Irritability
(2,032)
Pain in/above one eye
(1,994)
Neck Pain
(2,060)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,897)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,899)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,503)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,478)
Sinus Pressure
(2,121)
Head pain upon waking
(1,489)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,969)
Trouble communicating
(1,770)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,633)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,923)
Dizziness
(2,088)
Blurred Vision
(2,246)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,672)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,493)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,309)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,820)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,131)
Vomiting
(2,017)
Eye pain
(776)
Anxiety
(1,869)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,416)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,750)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,782)
Mood Swings
(1,887)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,822)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(2,044)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,962)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(2,008)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,702)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(401)
Depression
(1,368)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(432)
Cold Extremities
(1,368)
Insomnia
(1,390)
Loss of Appetite
(1,524)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,870)
Sore spots on head
(1,835)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,742)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(438)
migraines more common when on your period
(588)
too little or too much sleep
(157)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(125)
Short term memory loss
(2,020)
Vivid Dreams
(1,794)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,618)
Feeling Cold
(860)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(135)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,128)
Band of pain across temples
(1,288)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,828)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(194)
Disorientation
(1,933)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,359)
Dehydration
(227)
Difficulty finding the right words
(68)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(373)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(880)
too tired or too much sleep
(138)
too hungry
(156)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(568)
chronic daily headache
(421)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(777)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,682)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,207)
Excessive Yawning
(1,973)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,288)
Barometer changes trigger migraine
(15)
Pale Face
(1,530)
sweating
(328)
extreme sensitivity to voices
(54)
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
(34)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(1,004)
brain feels like it is on fire
(1)
depth perception really off
(208)
smell cigerettes none there
(1)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,763)
jaw pain
(no data)
Slurring Words
(1,962)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(166)
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
(74)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(189)
Intense feeling of dread
(72)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,532)
toes freezing cold
(346)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,719)
Twitching Eye
(1,803)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,866)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(471)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
(80)
Mind Racing
(1,832)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,631)
feet freezing cold at night
(330)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(153)
Burning tongue sensation
(64)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(395)
Sensations of menthol smell
(63)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(137)
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.
(81)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(276)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(393)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(145)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(190)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,761)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(130)
Getting hair colored
(69)
Muscle fasciculations
(122)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(149)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,555)
pixilation of vision
(131)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(1,009)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(641)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(184)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(2,025)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(187)
Lost ability to read
(575)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(219)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(151)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(587)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(167)
Always get headache after sex
(120)
nose freezing cold
(292)
onions
(151)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(418)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,253)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(220)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,390)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(1,990)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(207)
statins and plavics prevents them
(143)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(165)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(541)
Acute confusional migraine
(215)
ginko biloba relieves it
(146)
Long term Memory Problems
(400)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(278)
carotid artery throbbing
(333)
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!")
(334)
Watery Eyes
(1,541)
Excessive Urination
(2,086)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(215)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(210)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(339)
being on birth control pills
(665)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,600)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,666)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(248)
Dry Eyes
(1,755)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(386)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(215)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(564)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(324)
Vomiting Bile
(860)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(255)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(207)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(296)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,776)
Crave carbs before migraine
(724)
Hunger
(680)
Corn, corn based foods
(274)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,956)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(255)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(477)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(339)
Sexual arousal
(317)
Lentil beans
(273)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(318)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,467)
floral smells
(349)
Feeling hot to the touch
(922)
Runny Nose
(1,611)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(784)
Hands get very hot
(318)
craving protein
(556)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,473)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,734)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,800)
Floating Colors
(846)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,556)
Tooth pain
(1,439)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(361)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(317)
Eye Drooping
(2,149)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,870)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(806)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,523)
Lower leg numbness
(541)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,107)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(828)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,883)
endometriosis
(588)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,930)
Excessively talkative
(695)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,587)
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.
(388)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(580)
Itchy head
(1,891)
fluid in ears
(592)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,877)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,768)
Clammy Hands
(1,147)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,329)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,705)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(518)
Tunnel Vision
(1,970)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(575)
Allodynia
(1,848)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(566)
burned skin feeling
(760)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,805)
Tingling Lips
(1,869)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,792)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(2,068)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,812)
Thick Saliva
(1,018)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(920)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,556)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,941)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,343)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,607)
Sneezing before migraine
(751)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(607)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,927)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,626)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(772)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,766)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,684)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(821)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,680)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,877)
Formed Hallucinations
(839)
Double Vision
(1,934)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,774)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,850)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,882)
Trouble Breathing
(1,634)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,756)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(1,099)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,590)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,565)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,312)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,498)
Single pupil dilation
(2,134)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,694)
Essential Tremor
(1,666)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,762)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,461)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,728)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,758)
Temporary Paralysis
(2,006)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,266)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,742)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,342)
Seizures
(1,748)

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