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Migraine (9,097 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,316)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,570)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,299)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(2,192)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,347)
Nausea
(2,283)
Fatigue
(2,185)
Trouble concentrating
(2,051)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(2,099)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,308)
Irritability
(2,119)
Pain in/above one eye
(2,093)
Neck Pain
(2,157)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,993)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,994)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,608)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,573)
Sinus Pressure
(2,214)
Head pain upon waking
(1,578)
Continuous migraines one after another
(2,064)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,724)
Trouble communicating
(1,858)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(2,013)
Blurred Vision
(2,368)
Dizziness
(2,183)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,754)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,591)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,429)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,229)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,913)
Vomiting
(2,105)
Eye pain
(865)
Anxiety
(1,951)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,514)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,862)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,837)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,910)
Mood Swings
(1,967)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(2,060)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(495)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(2,148)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(2,088)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,804)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(540)
Depression
(1,450)
Cold Extremities
(1,446)
Loss of Appetite
(1,602)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(218)
Insomnia
(1,479)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,833)
Sore spots on head
(1,922)
too little or too much sleep
(262)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,951)
migraines more common when on your period
(664)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(226)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(530)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(282)
Vivid Dreams
(1,880)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,229)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,705)
Feeling Cold
(938)
Difficulty finding the right words
(152)
Short term memory loss
(2,106)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,927)
Band of pain across temples
(1,375)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,439)
Dehydration
(305)
Disorientation
(2,029)
too tired or too much sleep
(224)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(455)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(969)
Barometer changes trigger migraine
(104)
chronic daily headache
(510)
too hungry
(255)
Excessive Yawning
(2,054)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,324)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(673)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,387)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(863)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,792)
Pale Face
(1,608)
depth perception really off
(316)
extreme sensitivity to voices
(131)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,850)
sweating
(413)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(1,083)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(252)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,616)
Slurring Words
(2,063)
jaw pain
(86)
Intense feeling of dread
(152)
Scintillating scotoma
(8)
Twitching Eye
(1,914)
craving salt
(26)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,805)
toes freezing cold
(445)
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
(123)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,977)
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
(168)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(265)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,719)
Mind Racing
(1,914)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(558)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
(157)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(353)
smell cigerettes none there
(77)
brain feels like it is on fire
(87)
feet freezing cold at night
(418)
Hear a whoshing sound when eyes move from side to side
(79)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,837)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,665)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(1,086)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(480)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(482)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(2,137)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(745)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(222)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(256)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(266)
Sensations of menthol smell
(138)
Burning tongue sensation
(140)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(209)
Lost ability to read
(658)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(245)
nose freezing cold
(368)
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.
(185)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(233)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,337)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(682)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(264)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(298)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(2,088)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(262)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,497)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(508)
Muscle fasciculations
(209)
Getting hair colored
(165)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(246)
pixilation of vision
(236)
Watery Eyes
(1,646)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(242)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(307)
Dry Eyes
(1,861)
onions
(247)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,755)
Always get headache after sex
(196)
Excessive Urination
(2,185)
carotid artery throbbing
(410)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,693)
Vomiting Bile
(940)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(627)
Acute confusional migraine
(293)
Long term Memory Problems
(481)
being on birth control pills
(762)
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!")
(411)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(467)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,887)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(435)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(240)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(645)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(2,042)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(312)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(367)
Hunger
(758)
Crave carbs before migraine
(803)
statins and plavics prevents them
(233)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(335)
ginko biloba relieves it
(237)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(297)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(323)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(410)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(329)
Runny Nose
(1,689)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(278)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,554)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(381)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(572)
Feeling hot to the touch
(998)
Corn, corn based foods
(350)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(319)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(331)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,879)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(424)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,809)
Sexual arousal
(396)
Tooth pain
(1,525)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,545)
Floating Colors
(952)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,641)
Lentil beans
(346)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,947)
Hands get very hot
(392)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(875)
Eye Drooping
(2,265)
floral smells
(423)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(421)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(885)
craving protein
(633)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,603)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,210)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,970)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,668)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(2,005)
endometriosis
(665)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(388)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(451)
Lower leg numbness
(628)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(906)
Itchy head
(1,971)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,965)
Excessively talkative
(770)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,851)
Clammy Hands
(1,226)
fluid in ears
(668)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,783)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,420)
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.
(465)
Tunnel Vision
(2,080)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(672)
Allodynia
(1,929)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,895)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(621)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(660)
burned skin feeling
(837)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,887)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(2,157)
Tingling Lips
(1,951)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(660)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,877)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,629)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,694)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,729)
Thick Saliva
(1,100)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(2,034)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(995)
Elation / Intense energy
(2,019)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,437)
Sneezing before migraine
(824)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,837)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,769)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(681)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(856)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(899)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,971)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,776)
Double Vision
(2,046)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,872)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,932)
Formed Hallucinations
(945)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,968)
Trouble Breathing
(1,710)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,853)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,686)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,644)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(1,192)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,602)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,408)
Single pupil dilation
(2,241)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,787)
Essential Tremor
(1,756)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,834)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,546)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,831)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,834)
Temporary Paralysis
(2,096)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,345)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,837)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,422)
Seizures
(1,838)

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