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Migraine (7,683 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,042)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,032)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,228)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(1,921)
Nausea
(2,026)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,026)
Fatigue
(1,923)
Trouble concentrating
(1,798)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(1,836)
Irritability
(1,875)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,007)
Pain in/above one eye
(1,821)
Neck Pain
(1,894)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,732)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,736)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,316)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,312)
Sinus Pressure
(1,950)
Head pain upon waking
(1,327)
Trouble communicating
(1,615)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,811)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,464)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,757)
Dizziness
(1,911)
Blurred Vision
(2,043)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,657)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,106)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,308)
Vomiting
(1,858)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(1,953)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,514)
Anxiety
(1,711)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,591)
Eye pain
(612)
Mood Swings
(1,738)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,629)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,228)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,661)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,787)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(1,855)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(1,859)
Depression
(1,214)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,517)
Cold Extremities
(1,213)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,718)
Insomnia
(1,230)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,577)
Sore spots on head
(1,677)
Loss of Appetite
(1,361)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(231)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(246)
Feeling Cold
(710)
Short term memory loss
(1,867)
migraines more common when on your period
(437)
Vivid Dreams
(1,634)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,451)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(267)
Disorientation
(1,758)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,642)
Band of pain across temples
(1,129)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(1,942)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,208)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(215)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(718)
Dehydration
(70)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(384)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(38)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,108)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(618)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(39)
Excessive Yawning
(1,823)
depth perception really off
(19)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,492)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(858)
toes freezing cold
(167)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(38)
chronic daily headache
(259)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(5)
sweating
(172)
Pale Face
(1,377)
feet freezing cold at night
(161)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(17)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,600)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(18)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,004)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(16)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(31)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(37)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,377)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(120)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(25)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(26)
Slurring Words
(1,779)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(67)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(237)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(309)
Twitching Eye
(1,612)
Mind Racing
(1,675)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(226)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,556)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(62)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,671)
Acute confusional migraine
(65)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(52)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(64)
nose freezing cold
(143)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(454)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(408)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(159)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(109)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,613)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(90)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(860)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,468)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(251)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(107)
carotid artery throbbing
(186)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,364)
Long term Memory Problems
(249)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(1,833)
Corn, corn based foods
(120)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(108)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(138)
Lost ability to read
(422)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(374)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(129)
Lentil beans
(121)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(164)
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!")
(183)
Sexual arousal
(165)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(186)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,094)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(235)
being on birth control pills
(487)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(1,805)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,199)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(410)
Hands get very hot
(171)
floral smells
(201)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(172)
Hunger
(528)
Watery Eyes
(1,355)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(297)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(193)
Crave carbs before migraine
(571)
Excessive Urination
(1,907)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,502)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,430)
Vomiting Bile
(704)
craving protein
(407)
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.
(237)
Lower leg numbness
(374)
Dry Eyes
(1,566)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,588)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,802)
Floating Colors
(657)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(612)
Feeling hot to the touch
(773)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,308)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(652)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(403)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(334)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(676)
endometriosis
(439)
Excessively talkative
(546)
Runny Nose
(1,463)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,324)
Tooth pain
(1,282)
Eye Drooping
(1,955)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,720)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,588)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,400)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(920)
fluid in ears
(441)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,652)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,368)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(396)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,721)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(416)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,781)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,431)
Itchy head
(1,746)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,717)
Clammy Hands
(998)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,617)
burned skin feeling
(612)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(460)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,155)
Tunnel Vision
(1,775)
Sneezing before migraine
(603)
Allodynia
(1,703)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(770)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,552)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,634)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(615)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,165)
Thick Saliva
(864)
Tingling Lips
(1,717)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(1,894)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,795)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(673)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,407)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,643)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,664)
Formed Hallucinations
(652)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,447)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,738)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,620)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,446)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,521)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,500)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,705)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,593)
Double Vision
(1,742)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,695)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(924)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,722)
Trouble Breathing
(1,483)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,577)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,414)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,411)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,134)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,312)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,517)
Single pupil dilation
(1,943)
Essential Tremor
(1,498)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,617)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,305)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,542)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,611)
Temporary Paralysis
(1,835)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,112)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,560)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,190)
Seizures
(1,576)

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