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