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Migraine (8,915 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,281)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,265)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,521)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(2,156)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,301)
Nausea
(2,250)
Fatigue
(2,147)
Trouble concentrating
(2,018)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(2,064)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,265)
Irritability
(2,091)
Pain in/above one eye
(2,059)
Neck Pain
(2,122)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,958)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,958)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,569)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,541)
Sinus Pressure
(2,181)
Head pain upon waking
(1,545)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,692)
Continuous migraines one after another
(2,030)
Trouble communicating
(1,827)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,979)
Blurred Vision
(2,323)
Dizziness
(2,147)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,725)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,552)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,384)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,878)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,193)
Vomiting
(2,074)
Eye pain
(831)
Anxiety
(1,923)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,478)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,806)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,835)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,878)
Mood Swings
(1,940)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(2,025)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(2,109)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(2,060)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(459)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,765)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(502)
Depression
(1,422)
Cold Extremities
(1,418)
Insomnia
(1,445)
Loss of Appetite
(1,574)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,799)
Sore spots on head
(1,889)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,922)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(182)
too little or too much sleep
(223)
migraines more common when on your period
(636)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(496)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(192)
Vivid Dreams
(1,848)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(250)
Feeling Cold
(911)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,190)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,672)
Short term memory loss
(2,074)
Difficulty finding the right words
(122)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,889)
Band of pain across temples
(1,343)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,411)
Disorientation
(1,994)
Dehydration
(278)
too tired or too much sleep
(192)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(424)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(935)
Barometer changes trigger migraine
(72)
chronic daily headache
(476)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,281)
Excessive Yawning
(2,026)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(635)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(831)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,752)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,349)
too hungry
(219)
depth perception really off
(277)
Pale Face
(1,581)
extreme sensitivity to voices
(104)
sweating
(381)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(1,054)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,818)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,585)
Slurring Words
(2,026)
jaw pain
(55)
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
(90)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(220)
Intense feeling of dread
(125)
Twitching Eye
(1,873)
toes freezing cold
(408)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,936)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,773)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(238)
smell cigerettes none there
(51)
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
(133)
Mind Racing
(1,884)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,686)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(524)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
(129)
Hear a whoshing sound when eyes move from side to side
(44)
brain feels like it is on fire
(57)
feet freezing cold at night
(386)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(326)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(447)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,811)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,623)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(1,058)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(448)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(219)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(195)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(2,095)
Sensations of menthol smell
(112)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(706)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(239)
Burning tongue sensation
(114)
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.
(149)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(197)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(179)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(209)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(272)
Lost ability to read
(628)
Muscle fasciculations
(177)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(647)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(233)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(236)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,305)
Getting hair colored
(131)
pixilation of vision
(198)
nose freezing cold
(340)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,458)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(474)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(2,050)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(211)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(216)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(275)
onions
(212)
Always get headache after sex
(170)
Watery Eyes
(1,609)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(593)
Acute confusional migraine
(264)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,722)
Dry Eyes
(1,822)
Excessive Urination
(2,147)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,658)
carotid artery throbbing
(383)
Long term Memory Problems
(452)
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!")
(382)
Vomiting Bile
(912)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(400)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(439)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(214)
being on birth control pills
(726)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(274)
statins and plavics prevents them
(200)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(334)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(615)
ginko biloba relieves it
(203)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(303)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,848)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(284)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(265)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(2,010)
Hunger
(730)
Crave carbs before migraine
(775)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(378)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(304)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(254)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(282)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(538)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(349)
Corn, corn based foods
(322)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(304)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,521)
Runny Nose
(1,663)
Feeling hot to the touch
(971)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(393)
Sexual arousal
(366)
Lentil beans
(320)
Floating Colors
(913)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(384)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,783)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,850)
Tooth pain
(1,492)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,520)
floral smells
(398)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,610)
Hands get very hot
(365)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(841)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,920)
Eye Drooping
(2,222)
craving protein
(606)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(857)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,575)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,174)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(365)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(418)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,938)
endometriosis
(638)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,639)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,979)
Lower leg numbness
(595)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(879)
Excessively talkative
(744)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,933)
Itchy head
(1,943)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,821)
Clammy Hands
(1,199)
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.
(437)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(638)
fluid in ears
(641)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,755)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,386)
Tunnel Vision
(2,039)
Allodynia
(1,899)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(583)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,862)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(629)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(625)
burned skin feeling
(809)
Tingling Lips
(1,921)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,861)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,846)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(2,124)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,604)
Thick Saliva
(1,071)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,996)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,661)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(971)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,993)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,689)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,402)
Sneezing before migraine
(799)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,814)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(655)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,738)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(824)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(872)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,740)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,935)
Double Vision
(2,005)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,834)
Formed Hallucinations
(908)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,901)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,937)
Trouble Breathing
(1,684)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,816)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,651)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,616)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(1,157)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,565)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,371)
Single pupil dilation
(2,203)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,752)
Essential Tremor
(1,721)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,809)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,515)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,806)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,796)
Temporary Paralysis
(2,061)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,317)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,801)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,394)
Seizures
(1,804)

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