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Migraine (7,305 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(1,957)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(1,948)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,123)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(1,835)
Nausea
(1,945)
Fatigue
(1,844)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(1,923)
Trouble concentrating
(1,719)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(1,753)
Irritability
(1,796)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(1,920)
Pain in/above one eye
(1,737)
Neck Pain
(1,813)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,649)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,653)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,230)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,232)
Sinus Pressure
(1,865)
Head pain upon waking
(1,248)
Trouble communicating
(1,539)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,732)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,381)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,676)
Dizziness
(1,824)
Blurred Vision
(1,939)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,576)
Vomiting
(1,778)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,221)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(1,868)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,004)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,512)
Anxiety
(1,635)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,439)
Mood Swings
(1,663)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,144)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,553)
Eye pain
(533)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,582)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,703)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(1,779)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(1,771)
Depression
(1,138)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,430)
Cold Extremities
(1,137)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,644)
Insomnia
(1,151)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,498)
Sore spots on head
(1,596)
Loss of Appetite
(1,283)
Short term memory loss
(1,790)
Feeling Cold
(636)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(153)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(145)
Vivid Dreams
(1,557)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,373)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(181)
Disorientation
(1,673)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,555)
Band of pain across temples
(1,050)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,135)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(1,855)
migraines more common when on your period
(364)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(639)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(138)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,025)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(541)
Excessive Yawning
(1,749)
chronic daily headache
(184)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(292)
toes freezing cold
(81)
feet freezing cold at night
(77)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(784)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(45)
sweating
(94)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(11)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,399)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(26)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(229)
Pale Face
(1,303)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,521)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(160)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(143)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(36)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(38)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(35)
Slurring Words
(1,693)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,298)
Twitching Eye
(1,514)
nose freezing cold
(70)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,477)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(1,903)
Corn, corn based foods
(47)
Lentil beans
(47)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(78)
Mind Racing
(1,598)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(61)
carotid artery throbbing
(110)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(361)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(323)
Long term Memory Problems
(174)
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!")
(108)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,574)
Sexual arousal
(89)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(87)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(168)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(160)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(108)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(788)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,537)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(292)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,388)
Hands get very hot
(99)
Lost ability to read
(346)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(113)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(103)
floral smells
(130)
being on birth control pills
(403)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,271)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(212)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(1,735)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(336)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,016)
Hunger
(453)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,106)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(1,719)
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.
(162)
Crave carbs before migraine
(496)
craving protein
(333)
Excessive Urination
(1,820)
Lower leg numbness
(291)
Watery Eyes
(1,262)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,425)
Vomiting Bile
(630)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(241)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,347)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(529)
Floating Colors
(565)
Feeling hot to the touch
(700)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(319)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(577)
endometriosis
(366)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,488)
Dry Eyes
(1,468)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,729)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,230)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(601)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(313)
Excessively talkative
(470)
fluid in ears
(370)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(339)
Eye Drooping
(1,857)
Runny Nose
(1,389)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,646)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,250)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,516)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(828)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,321)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,293)
Tooth pain
(1,204)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,578)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,641)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,709)
Itchy head
(1,672)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(389)
burned skin feeling
(540)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,355)
Clammy Hands
(925)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,637)
Sneezing before migraine
(532)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,072)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,540)
Tunnel Vision
(1,679)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(539)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(697)
Allodynia
(1,627)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,082)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,558)
Thick Saliva
(789)
Formed Hallucinations
(561)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(600)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,480)
Tingling Lips
(1,642)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,334)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,563)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,721)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(1,810)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,370)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,641)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,589)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,547)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,445)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,354)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,413)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,621)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(844)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,507)
Double Vision
(1,644)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,619)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,494)
Trouble Breathing
(1,411)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,644)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,329)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,051)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,220)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,336)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,430)
Single pupil dilation
(1,847)
Essential Tremor
(1,416)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,543)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,229)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,447)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,038)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,539)
Temporary Paralysis
(1,752)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,474)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,116)
Seizures
(1,492)

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