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Migraine (8,977 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,286)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,271)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,532)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(2,162)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,311)
Nausea
(2,256)
Fatigue
(2,154)
Trouble concentrating
(2,024)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(2,070)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,273)
Irritability
(2,097)
Pain in/above one eye
(2,065)
Neck Pain
(2,128)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,964)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,964)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,578)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,547)
Sinus Pressure
(2,187)
Head pain upon waking
(1,551)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,698)
Continuous migraines one after another
(2,036)
Trouble communicating
(1,833)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,985)
Dizziness
(2,155)
Blurred Vision
(2,333)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,731)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,560)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,394)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,200)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,885)
Vomiting
(2,080)
Eye pain
(837)
Anxiety
(1,929)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,486)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,812)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,841)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,883)
Mood Swings
(1,946)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(2,032)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(2,117)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(466)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(2,065)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,774)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(510)
Depression
(1,428)
Cold Extremities
(1,424)
Loss of Appetite
(1,579)
Insomnia
(1,451)
Sore spots on head
(1,895)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,805)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,927)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(188)
too little or too much sleep
(232)
migraines more common when on your period
(642)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(504)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(198)
Vivid Dreams
(1,854)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(256)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,198)
Feeling Cold
(916)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,678)
Short term memory loss
(2,080)
Difficulty finding the right words
(128)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,896)
Band of pain across temples
(1,348)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,417)
Disorientation
(2,001)
Dehydration
(283)
too tired or too much sleep
(198)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(430)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(941)
Barometer changes trigger migraine
(78)
chronic daily headache
(482)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,289)
Excessive Yawning
(2,032)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(837)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,357)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(643)
too hungry
(227)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,760)
Pale Face
(1,587)
depth perception really off
(286)
extreme sensitivity to voices
(110)
sweating
(387)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,824)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(1,060)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,591)
Slurring Words
(2,034)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(226)
jaw pain
(61)
craving salt
(5)
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
(96)
Intense feeling of dread
(131)
Twitching Eye
(1,882)
toes freezing cold
(416)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,946)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,779)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(244)
smell cigerettes none there
(57)
Mind Racing
(1,890)
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
(140)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,692)
Hear a whoshing sound when eyes move from side to side
(53)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(530)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
(135)
brain feels like it is on fire
(63)
feet freezing cold at night
(393)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(331)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(453)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,816)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,632)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(1,064)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(455)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(201)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(227)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(2,104)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(245)
Sensations of menthol smell
(117)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(714)
Burning tongue sensation
(119)
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.
(157)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(185)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(205)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(217)
Lost ability to read
(634)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(278)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(656)
Muscle fasciculations
(184)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(239)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,311)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(242)
nose freezing cold
(346)
pixilation of vision
(206)
Getting hair colored
(139)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,467)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(2,058)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(481)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(219)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(222)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(281)
onions
(220)
Always get headache after sex
(176)
Watery Eyes
(1,617)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,728)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(600)
Excessive Urination
(2,156)
carotid artery throbbing
(389)
Acute confusional migraine
(270)
Dry Eyes
(1,830)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,665)
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!")
(388)
Vomiting Bile
(917)
Long term Memory Problems
(458)
being on birth control pills
(734)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(445)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(408)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(220)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(282)
statins and plavics prevents them
(208)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(621)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(341)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,857)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(309)
ginko biloba relieves it
(211)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(2,016)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(293)
Hunger
(736)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(271)
Crave carbs before migraine
(781)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(384)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(310)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(260)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(546)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(290)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(355)
Corn, corn based foods
(327)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(310)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,527)
Runny Nose
(1,669)
Feeling hot to the touch
(977)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(399)
Sexual arousal
(372)
Lentil beans
(325)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,789)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,856)
Tooth pain
(1,498)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,526)
Floating Colors
(921)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(392)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,616)
floral smells
(404)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,926)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(848)
Hands get very hot
(371)
Eye Drooping
(2,231)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(862)
craving protein
(612)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,580)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,181)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,944)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(369)
endometriosis
(643)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(425)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,984)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,644)
Lower leg numbness
(602)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(885)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,939)
Excessively talkative
(750)
Itchy head
(1,949)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,827)
Clammy Hands
(1,205)
fluid in ears
(647)
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.
(443)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(646)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,761)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,393)
Tunnel Vision
(2,049)
Allodynia
(1,905)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(591)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,868)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(635)
burned skin feeling
(815)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(633)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,866)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(2,131)
Tingling Lips
(1,927)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,852)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,609)
Thick Saliva
(1,076)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(2,005)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,667)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,999)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(977)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,697)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,410)
Sneezing before migraine
(805)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,819)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,744)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(661)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(830)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(878)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,748)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,942)
Double Vision
(2,014)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,842)
Formed Hallucinations
(916)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,907)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,943)
Trouble Breathing
(1,690)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,824)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,659)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,621)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(1,165)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,573)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,380)
Single pupil dilation
(2,212)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,760)
Essential Tremor
(1,728)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,814)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,521)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,811)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,804)
Temporary Paralysis
(2,068)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,322)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,809)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,399)
Seizures
(1,811)

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