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Migraine (7,953 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,096)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,087)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,290)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(1,972)
Nausea
(2,075)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,085)
Fatigue
(1,975)
Trouble concentrating
(1,847)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(1,888)
Irritability
(1,921)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,065)
Pain in/above one eye
(1,872)
Neck Pain
(1,945)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,782)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,786)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,370)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,364)
Sinus Pressure
(2,001)
Head pain upon waking
(1,376)
Trouble communicating
(1,662)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,859)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,515)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,808)
Dizziness
(1,966)
Blurred Vision
(2,105)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,167)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,561)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,707)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,362)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,008)
Vomiting
(1,906)
Anxiety
(1,757)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,638)
Eye pain
(662)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,282)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,673)
Mood Swings
(1,784)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,709)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,841)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(1,901)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(1,915)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,572)
Depression
(1,260)
Cold Extremities
(1,257)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(283)
Insomnia
(1,279)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,764)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(303)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,628)
Sore spots on head
(1,725)
Loss of Appetite
(1,409)
Short term memory loss
(1,914)
Feeling Cold
(754)
migraines more common when on your period
(481)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(321)
Vivid Dreams
(1,682)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,500)
Band of pain across temples
(1,177)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,697)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(1,998)
Disorientation
(1,811)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,253)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(769)
Dehydration
(117)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(84)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(263)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(440)
too little or too much sleep
(26)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(665)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(12)
Excessive Yawning
(1,868)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(21)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,162)
too tired or too much sleep
(24)
sweating
(220)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,548)
depth perception really off
(75)
chronic daily headache
(307)
too hungry
(26)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,065)
pixilation of vision
(2)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(902)
Pale Face
(1,422)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,650)
Muscle fasciculations
(8)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(82)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(14)
toes freezing cold
(220)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(54)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(22)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(23)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(25)
Always get headache after sex
(16)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(26)
Slurring Words
(1,835)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,424)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(83)
feet freezing cold at night
(213)
onions
(26)
ginko biloba relieves it
(25)
Twitching Eye
(1,669)
statins and plavics prevents them
(26)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,606)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(77)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(40)
Mind Racing
(1,723)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(359)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,729)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(62)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(166)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(284)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(81)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(74)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(279)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(60)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(112)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,657)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(81)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,520)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(511)
nose freezing cold
(187)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(109)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(83)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(461)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(906)
Acute confusional migraine
(109)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,420)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(100)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(1,888)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(107)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(302)
Lost ability to read
(469)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(138)
Long term Memory Problems
(293)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(212)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(160)
carotid artery throbbing
(230)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(424)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,142)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(186)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(151)
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!")
(229)
being on birth control pills
(541)
Corn, corn based foods
(166)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(212)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(153)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(1,860)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,256)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(186)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(280)
Lentil beans
(167)
Sexual arousal
(211)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(234)
Watery Eyes
(1,409)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(456)
Excessive Urination
(1,962)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,483)
Hunger
(573)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,553)
floral smells
(245)
Hands get very hot
(215)
Vomiting Bile
(751)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(349)
Crave carbs before migraine
(616)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(244)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(215)
Dry Eyes
(1,622)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,850)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,644)
craving protein
(452)
Feeling hot to the touch
(818)
Lower leg numbness
(426)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(665)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,357)
Floating Colors
(713)
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.
(283)
Runny Nose
(1,507)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(698)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,368)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(721)
Tooth pain
(1,329)
Eye Drooping
(2,012)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,632)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(456)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,696)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,449)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,765)
Excessively talkative
(591)
endometriosis
(483)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(976)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,414)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(391)
fluid in ears
(485)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,771)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,826)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,478)
Itchy head
(1,789)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(444)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(464)
Clammy Hands
(1,043)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,766)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,664)
Tunnel Vision
(1,833)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,208)
burned skin feeling
(656)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,597)
Allodynia
(1,749)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(502)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(814)
Sneezing before migraine
(647)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,682)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,219)
Tingling Lips
(1,764)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(1,946)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,839)
Thick Saliva
(911)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,694)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,708)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(661)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,451)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(718)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,496)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,794)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,664)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,572)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,500)
Formed Hallucinations
(708)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,555)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,758)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,648)
Double Vision
(1,799)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,743)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(975)
Trouble Breathing
(1,528)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,772)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,631)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,465)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,458)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,187)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,369)
Single pupil dilation
(1,999)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,570)
Essential Tremor
(1,551)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,661)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,352)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,599)
Temporary Paralysis
(1,888)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,655)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,159)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,614)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,237)
Seizures
(1,629)

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