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Migraine (8,045 members)


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Pounding Head
Nagging pain in one side of head
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
Sensitivity to flashing lights
Trouble concentrating
Feeling like head is going to explode
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
Pain in/above one eye
Neck Pain
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
Neck muscle stiffness
Sensitivity to movement
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
Sinus Pressure
Head pain upon waking
Trouble communicating
Continuous migraines one after another
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
Blurred Vision
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
Shoulder /Back Pain
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
Vertigo / Dizziness
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
Eye pain
Starts at night while sleeping
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
Mood Swings
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
Chocolate / Sugar craving
Changing pattern of migraine over years
neck tightness preceding migraine
Cold Extremities
Carbohydrate Cravings
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
Head feels "tight" all over
Sore spots on head
Loss of Appetite
Short term memory loss
migraines more common when on your period
Feeling Cold
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
Vivid Dreams
Icepick/Lightning headache
Band of pain across temples
Flu-like feeling all over
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
Sensitivity to Touch
12 to 18 migraines a month
too little or too much sleep
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
Aura, Scotoma without pain
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract a vice
Intense pressure pushing outwards
Excessive Yawning
too tired or too much sleep
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
chronic daily headache
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
too hungry
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
Pale Face
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
depth perception really off
Sensitive to tight clothing
toes freezing cold
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
Cheeks flush before migraine
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
Slurring Words
pixilation of vision
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
Muscle fasciculations
Feelings of Detachment
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
Twitching Eye
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
feet freezing cold at night
Always get headache after sex
Mind Racing
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
ginko biloba relieves it
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
statins and plavics prevents them
msg, monosodium glutamate
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
euphoria/mania before migrane
Using computer screen causes confusion
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
Migraine lasts for a week
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
nose freezing cold
Wavy visual disturbances
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
Feels like top of brain is electric
Acute confusional migraine
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
Lost ability to read
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
Long term Memory Problems
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
carotid artery throbbing
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
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!")
Feeling of eye being swollen
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
being on birth control pills
Feels like my brain is bleeding
Corn, corn based foods
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
Lentil beans
swollen eyelids - one sided
Weakness in arms and legs
Watery Eyes
Excessive Urination
Tightness above both eyes
Sexual arousal
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
Vomiting Bile
floral smells
Hands get very hot
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
Dry Eyes
Crave carbs before migraine
Paralysis on one side of the body
Aphasia / Inability to speak
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
craving protein
Feeling hot to the touch
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
Lower leg numbness
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
Floating Colors
Runny Nose
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.
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
Begins with dull ache at top of head
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
Hormonal Imbalance
Tooth pain
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
Eye Drooping
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
Craving Trigger Foods
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
Excessively talkative
Unquenchable Thirst
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
Body aches several hours before migraine
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
fluid in ears
Olfactory Hallucinations
Metallic taste in mouth
Itchy head
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
Clammy Hands
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
mal de debarquement syndrome
Sensitive molars when chewing food
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
Tunnel Vision
burned skin feeling
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
Dreams of being constantly in motion
Sneezing before migraine
Hotspot on top of head
Tingling Lips
Near-Syncope / Fainting
Elation / Intense energy
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
Thick Saliva
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
Tingling in neck/shoulder
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
Feeling of neurons going crazy
Inner Ear Pain
Formed Hallucinations
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
Crackling feeling inside head
Feeling of "echo" head
Double Vision
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
Trouble Breathing
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
Loss of ability to taste food
Feeling of fluid on back of head
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
Basal Temperature Drop
Single pupil dilation
Essential Tremor
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
Pain in one complete side of body
Burning coal sensation under eye
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Temporary Paralysis
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
Excessive ear wax before migraine
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine

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