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Migraine (7,136 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
Shoulder /Back Pain
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
Vertigo / Dizziness
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
Mood Swings
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
Starts at night while sleeping
Eye pain
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
Head feels "tight" all over
Sore spots on head
Loss of Appetite
Feeling Cold
Short term memory loss
neck tightness preceding migraine
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
Vivid Dreams
Flu-like feeling all over
Icepick/Lightning headache
Band of pain across temples
Sensitivity to Touch
migraines more common when on your period
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
12 to 18 migraines a month
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
Intense pressure pushing outwards
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
chronic daily headache
msg, monosodium glutamate
Excessive Yawning
toes freezing cold
Sensitive to tight clothing
swollen eyelids - one sided
feet freezing cold at night
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
Aura, Scotoma without pain
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
Corn, corn based foods
Lentil beans
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
Pale Face
nose freezing cold
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
carotid artery throbbing
Feels like my brain is bleeding
Sexual arousal
Slurring Words
Twitching Eye
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
Feelings of Detachment
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!")
Long term Memory Problems
Mind Racing
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
Paralysis on one side of the body
Hands get very hot
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
floral smells
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
Lost ability to read
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
Migraine lasts for a week
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
being on birth control pills
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
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.
Wavy visual disturbances
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
Feeling of eye being swollen
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
Lower leg numbness
Crave carbs before migraine
craving protein
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
Vomiting Bile
Excessive Urination
Watery Eyes
Tightness above both eyes
Weakness in arms and legs
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
Floating Colors
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
Feeling hot to the touch
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
mal de debarquement syndrome
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
Aphasia / Inability to speak
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
Excessively talkative
fluid in ears
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
Dry Eyes
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
Runny Nose
Eye Drooping
Craving Trigger Foods
Hormonal Imbalance
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
Begins with dull ache at top of head
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
Unquenchable Thirst
Tooth pain
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
Body aches several hours before migraine
Olfactory Hallucinations
burned skin feeling
Itchy head
Clammy Hands
Metallic taste in mouth
Sneezing before migraine
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
Sensitive molars when chewing food
Tunnel Vision
Thick Saliva
Hotspot on top of head
Formed Hallucinations
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
Dreams of being constantly in motion
Tingling Lips
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
Tingling in neck/shoulder
Elation / Intense energy
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
Near-Syncope / Fainting
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
Feeling of neurons going crazy
Inner Ear Pain
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
Crackling feeling inside head
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
Feeling of "echo" head
Double Vision
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
Trouble Breathing
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
Feeling of fluid on back of head
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
Loss of ability to taste food
Single pupil dilation
Basal Temperature Drop
Essential Tremor
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
Pain in one complete side of body
Burning coal sensation under eye
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Temporary Paralysis
Excessive ear wax before migraine
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine

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