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Migraine (7,396 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(1,969)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(1,959)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,143)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(1,847)
Nausea
(1,958)
Fatigue
(1,855)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(1,942)
Trouble concentrating
(1,730)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(1,766)
Irritability
(1,807)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(1,935)
Pain in/above one eye
(1,749)
Neck Pain
(1,824)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,661)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,663)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,244)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,242)
Sinus Pressure
(1,877)
Head pain upon waking
(1,257)
Trouble communicating
(1,548)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,742)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,392)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,686)
Dizziness
(1,838)
Blurred Vision
(1,959)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,586)
Vomiting
(1,790)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,235)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(1,881)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,023)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,522)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,449)
Anxiety
(1,645)
Mood Swings
(1,672)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,156)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,562)
Eye pain
(543)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,592)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,716)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(1,788)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(1,786)
Depression
(1,148)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,443)
Cold Extremities
(1,147)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,653)
Insomnia
(1,161)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,509)
Sore spots on head
(1,606)
Loss of Appetite
(1,294)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(157)
Feeling Cold
(645)
Short term memory loss
(1,800)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(166)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,383)
Vivid Dreams
(1,567)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(195)
Disorientation
(1,686)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,570)
migraines more common when on your period
(373)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,144)
Band of pain across temples
(1,059)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(1,869)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(649)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(147)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,037)
Excessive Yawning
(1,757)
chronic daily headache
(193)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(550)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(305)
toes freezing cold
(94)
feet freezing cold at night
(89)
Acute confusional migraine
(2)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(2)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(2)
Dehydration
(2)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(793)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(55)
sweating
(104)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,413)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(21)
Pale Face
(1,313)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(239)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,530)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(154)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(37)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(168)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(44)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,308)
Slurring Words
(1,706)
Twitching Eye
(1,531)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(43)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,487)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(1,921)
nose freezing cold
(79)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(90)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(50)
Mind Racing
(1,609)
Corn, corn based foods
(56)
carotid artery throbbing
(119)
Lentil beans
(56)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(70)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(374)
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!")
(117)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(337)
Long term Memory Problems
(183)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(96)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,590)
Sexual arousal
(98)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(179)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(169)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(304)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,546)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(797)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(118)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,398)
Lost ability to read
(355)
Hands get very hot
(107)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(124)
floral smells
(137)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(111)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,285)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(1,752)
being on birth control pills
(415)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(224)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(345)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,025)
Hunger
(462)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,119)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(1,733)
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.
(171)
Crave carbs before migraine
(505)
Excessive Urination
(1,833)
Watery Eyes
(1,275)
craving protein
(342)
Lower leg numbness
(304)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,435)
Vomiting Bile
(639)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,360)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(254)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(541)
Floating Colors
(578)
Feeling hot to the touch
(708)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(331)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,506)
Dry Eyes
(1,485)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(586)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,738)
endometriosis
(374)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,239)
Excessively talkative
(480)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(610)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(324)
fluid in ears
(378)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(348)
Runny Nose
(1,398)
Eye Drooping
(1,874)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,258)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(842)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,525)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,330)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,655)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,302)
Tooth pain
(1,213)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,586)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,651)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,717)
Itchy head
(1,681)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(397)
burned skin feeling
(548)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,365)
Clammy Hands
(934)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,647)
Sneezing before migraine
(540)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,550)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,085)
Tunnel Vision
(1,696)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(548)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(705)
Allodynia
(1,637)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,568)
Thick Saliva
(799)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,094)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(609)
Formed Hallucinations
(574)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,488)
Tingling Lips
(1,651)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,729)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,573)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,342)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(1,823)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,379)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,657)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,597)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,555)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,454)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,367)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,426)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,634)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,520)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(856)
Double Vision
(1,661)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,629)
Trouble Breathing
(1,420)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,507)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,654)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,342)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,063)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,345)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,233)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,443)
Single pupil dilation
(1,864)
Essential Tremor
(1,429)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,551)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,238)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,463)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,047)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,547)
Temporary Paralysis
(1,765)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,488)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,125)
Seizures
(1,505)

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