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Visual (38) Had it?How severe?
Photophobia (sensitivity to light) Y | N Rating Saved
Blurred Vision Y | N Rating Saved
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision Y | N Rating Saved
Aura / Seeing flashes of light Y | N Rating Saved
Single pupil dilation Y | N Rating Saved
Eye Drooping Y | N Rating Saved
Sensitivity to flashing lights Y | N Rating Saved
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months Y | N Rating Saved
Tunnel Vision Y | N Rating Saved
Double Vision Y | N Rating Saved
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading Y | N Rating Saved
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Twitching Eye Y | N Rating Saved
Burning eyes, hard to keep open Y | N Rating Saved
Burning coal sensation under eye Y | N Rating Saved
Dry Eyes Y | N Rating Saved
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away Y | N Rating Saved
Wavy visual disturbances Y | N Rating Saved
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement) Y | N Rating Saved
Watery Eyes Y | N Rating Saved
Feeling of eye being swollen Y | N Rating Saved
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision Y | N Rating Saved
Formed Hallucinations Y | N Rating Saved
Floating Colors Y | N Rating Saved
wiping my eyes to clear my vision Y | N Rating Saved
Aura, Scotoma without pain Y | N Rating Saved
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue Y | N Rating Saved
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically Y | N Rating Saved
swollen eyelids - one sided Y | N Rating Saved
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern Y | N Rating Saved
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror Y | N Rating Saved
depth perception really off Y | N Rating Saved
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features Y | N Rating Saved
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil Y | N Rating Saved
pixilation of vision Y | N Rating Saved
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. Y | N Rating Saved
Scintillating scotoma Y | N Rating Saved
Other (38) Had it?How severe?
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound) Y | N Rating Saved
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise Y | N Rating Saved
Excessive Urination Y | N Rating Saved
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles Y | N Rating Saved
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence Y | N Rating Saved
Slurring Words Y | N Rating Saved
Flu-like feeling all over Y | N Rating Saved
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome Y | N Rating Saved
Feeling of "echo" head Y | N Rating Saved
Excessive ear wax before migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Basal Temperature Drop Y | N Rating Saved
Crackling feeling inside head Y | N Rating Saved
Changing pattern of migraine over years Y | N Rating Saved
Starts out feeling like an ear ache Y | N Rating Saved
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive Y | N Rating Saved
Sensitivity to movement Y | N Rating Saved
Starts at night while sleeping Y | N Rating Saved
Hotspot on top of head Y | N Rating Saved
Feeling of fluid on back of head Y | N Rating Saved
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine Y | N Rating Saved
being on birth control pills Y | N Rating Saved
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll Y | N Rating Saved
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion Y | N Rating Saved
mal de debarquement syndrome Y | N Rating Saved
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning. Y | N Rating Saved
toes freezing cold Y | N Rating Saved
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep Y | N Rating Saved
onions Y | N Rating Saved
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly Y | N Rating Saved
too little or too much sleep Y | N Rating Saved
too hungry Y | N Rating Saved
ginko biloba relieves it Y | N Rating Saved
statins and plavics prevents them Y | N Rating Saved
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms Y | N Rating Saved
Cheeks flush before migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Getting hair colored Y | N Rating Saved
Hear a whoshing sound when eyes move from side to side Y | N Rating Saved
Physical Functioning (23) Had it?How severe?
Vertigo / Dizziness Y | N Rating Saved
Near-Syncope / Fainting Y | N Rating Saved
Dizziness Y | N Rating Saved
Temporary Paralysis Y | N Rating Saved
Disorientation Y | N Rating Saved
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady Y | N Rating Saved
Drooping/numbness on one side of face Y | N Rating Saved
Seizures Y | N Rating Saved
Essential Tremor Y | N Rating Saved
Weakness in arms and legs Y | N Rating Saved
Back muscle spasms/rigidity Y | N Rating Saved
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace. Y | N Rating Saved
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Lower leg numbness Y | N Rating Saved
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level Y | N Rating Saved
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain Y | N Rating Saved
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins Y | N Rating Saved
neck tightness preceding migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Paralysis on one side of the body Y | N Rating Saved
feet freezing cold at night Y | N Rating Saved
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough Y | N Rating Saved
Muscle fasciculations Y | N Rating Saved
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Pain (55) Had it?How severe?
Pulsating, Intractable Pain Y | N Rating Saved
Pounding Head Y | N Rating Saved
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head Y | N Rating Saved
Sinus Pressure Y | N Rating Saved
Nagging pain in one side of head Y | N Rating Saved
Allodynia Y | N Rating Saved
Neck Pain Y | N Rating Saved
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Body aches several hours before migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Continuous migraines one after another Y | N Rating Saved
Feeling like head is going to explode Y | N Rating Saved
Pain in/above one eye Y | N Rating Saved
Constant burning sensation in one area of head Y | N Rating Saved
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head) Y | N Rating Saved
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes Y | N Rating Saved
Sore spots on head Y | N Rating Saved
Shoulder /Back Pain Y | N Rating Saved
Neck muscle stiffness Y | N Rating Saved
Jaw Pain (TMJ) Y | N Rating Saved
Head feels "tight" all over Y | N Rating Saved
Intense throbbing on both sides of head Y | N Rating Saved
Pain moves from one side of head to other side Y | N Rating Saved
Inner Ear Pain Y | N Rating Saved
Tightness above both eyes Y | N Rating Saved
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out Y | N Rating Saved
Migraine lasts for a week Y | N Rating Saved
Icepick/Lightning headache Y | N Rating Saved
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head Y | N Rating Saved
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head Y | N Rating Saved
Pain in one complete side of body Y | N Rating Saved
Head pain upon waking Y | N Rating Saved
Tooth pain Y | N Rating Saved
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Band of pain across temples Y | N Rating Saved
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine Y | N Rating Saved
12 to 18 migraines a month Y | N Rating Saved
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead Y | N Rating Saved
Intense pressure pushing outwards Y | N Rating Saved
Eye pain Y | N Rating Saved
feel like my ears are bleeding inside Y | N Rating Saved
Hurts to put my head on a pillow Y | N Rating Saved
chronic daily headache Y | N Rating Saved
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck. Y | N Rating Saved
Feels like my brain is bleeding Y | N Rating Saved
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal Y | N Rating Saved
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Feels like top of brain is electric Y | N Rating Saved
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain Y | N Rating Saved
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain Y | N Rating Saved
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice Y | N Rating Saved
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye Y | N Rating Saved
Barometer changes trigger migraine Y | N Rating Saved
brain feels like it is on fire Y | N Rating Saved
jaw pain Y | N Rating Saved
Sleep (9) Had it?How severe?
Fatigue Y | N Rating Saved
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Dreams of being constantly in motion Y | N Rating Saved
Vivid Dreams Y | N Rating Saved
Insomnia Y | N Rating Saved
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+) Y | N Rating Saved
sweating Y | N Rating Saved
too tired or too much sleep Y | N Rating Saved
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache Y | N Rating Saved
Cognitive (19) Had it?How severe?
Aphasia / Inability to speak Y | N Rating Saved
Short term memory loss Y | N Rating Saved
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body Y | N Rating Saved
Mind Racing Y | N Rating Saved
Trouble concentrating Y | N Rating Saved
Trouble communicating Y | N Rating Saved
Feelings of Detachment Y | N Rating Saved
Lost ability to read Y | N Rating Saved
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.) Y | N Rating Saved
Long term Memory Problems Y | N Rating Saved
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. Y | N Rating Saved
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head Y | N Rating Saved
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!") Y | N Rating Saved
Sexual arousal Y | N Rating Saved
Acute confusional migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day Y | N Rating Saved
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there Y | N Rating Saved
Difficulty finding the right words Y | N Rating Saved
Oral and Gastrointestinal (19) Had it?How severe?
Nausea Y | N Rating Saved
Vomiting Y | N Rating Saved
Tingling Lips Y | N Rating Saved
Sensitive molars when chewing food Y | N Rating Saved
Metallic taste in mouth Y | N Rating Saved
Loss of ability to taste food Y | N Rating Saved
Unquenchable Thirst Y | N Rating Saved
Loss of Appetite Y | N Rating Saved
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Thick Saliva Y | N Rating Saved
Vomiting Bile Y | N Rating Saved
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not Y | N Rating Saved
Corn, corn based foods Y | N Rating Saved
Lentil beans Y | N Rating Saved
msg, monosodium glutamate Y | N Rating Saved
Dehydration Y | N Rating Saved
Sensations of menthol smell Y | N Rating Saved
Burning tongue sensation Y | N Rating Saved
Behavioral (19) Had it?How severe?
Chocolate / Sugar craving Y | N Rating Saved
Carbohydrate Cravings Y | N Rating Saved
Craving Trigger Foods Y | N Rating Saved
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts Y | N Rating Saved
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts Y | N Rating Saved
Crave carbs before migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Excessively talkative Y | N Rating Saved
Hunger Y | N Rating Saved
craving protein Y | N Rating Saved
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries. Y | N Rating Saved
Using computer screen causes confusion Y | N Rating Saved
Buchholz diet prevents migraines Y | N Rating Saved
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain Y | N Rating Saved
euphoria/mania before migrane Y | N Rating Saved
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time Y | N Rating Saved
Always get headache after sex Y | N Rating Saved
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners Y | N Rating Saved
extreme sensitivity to voices Y | N Rating Saved
craving salt Y | N Rating Saved
Emotional (6) Had it?How severe?
Irritability Y | N Rating Saved
Elation / Intense energy Y | N Rating Saved
Mood Swings Y | N Rating Saved
Anxiety Y | N Rating Saved
Depression Y | N Rating Saved
Intense feeling of dread Y | N Rating Saved
Sinus and Respiratory (14) Had it?How severe?
Olfactory Hallucinations Y | N Rating Saved
Excessive Yawning Y | N Rating Saved
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose Y | N Rating Saved
Trouble Breathing Y | N Rating Saved
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors Y | N Rating Saved
Runny Nose Y | N Rating Saved
Begins with dull ache at top of head Y | N Rating Saved
Sneezing before migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none! Y | N Rating Saved
fluid in ears Y | N Rating Saved
floral smells Y | N Rating Saved
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine) Y | N Rating Saved
smell cigerettes none there Y | N Rating Saved
Skin (10) Had it?How severe?
Itchy head Y | N Rating Saved
Clammy Hands Y | N Rating Saved
Pale Face Y | N Rating Saved
Sensitivity to Touch Y | N Rating Saved
Sensitive to scratchy clothes Y | N Rating Saved
Sensitive to tight clothing Y | N Rating Saved
burned skin feeling Y | N Rating Saved
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins. Y | N Rating Saved
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine) Y | N Rating Saved
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine) Y | N Rating Saved
Tingling (6) Had it?How severe?
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face Y | N Rating Saved
Numbness/tingling in one side of body Y | N Rating Saved
Feeling of neurons going crazy Y | N Rating Saved
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head Y | N Rating Saved
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms Y | N Rating Saved
Tingling in neck/shoulder Y | N Rating Saved
Reproductive (3) Had it?How severe?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Y | N Rating Saved
endometriosis Y | N Rating Saved
migraines more common when on your period Y | N Rating Saved
Endocrine (3) Had it?How severe?
Hormonal Imbalance Y | N Rating Saved
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines Y | N Rating Saved
Hands get very hot Y | N Rating Saved
Circulatory (7) Had it?How severe?
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head Y | N Rating Saved
Cold Extremities Y | N Rating Saved
Feeling hot to the touch Y | N Rating Saved
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Feeling Cold Y | N Rating Saved
carotid artery throbbing Y | N Rating Saved
nose freezing cold Y | N Rating Saved

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