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Migraine (9,034 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,301)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,551)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,284)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(2,176)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,329)
Nausea
(2,270)
Fatigue
(2,169)
Trouble concentrating
(2,037)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(2,083)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,291)
Irritability
(2,107)
Pain in/above one eye
(2,077)
Neck Pain
(2,142)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,977)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,979)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,591)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,559)
Sinus Pressure
(2,202)
Head pain upon waking
(1,564)
Continuous migraines one after another
(2,050)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,710)
Trouble communicating
(1,844)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,998)
Dizziness
(2,167)
Blurred Vision
(2,349)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,742)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,574)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,410)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,213)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,899)
Vomiting
(2,092)
Eye pain
(849)
Anxiety
(1,940)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,498)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,823)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,851)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,896)
Mood Swings
(1,956)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(2,044)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(2,131)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(480)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(2,077)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,787)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(524)
Depression
(1,439)
Cold Extremities
(1,435)
Loss of Appetite
(1,590)
Insomnia
(1,464)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(202)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,817)
Sore spots on head
(1,907)
too little or too much sleep
(247)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,940)
migraines more common when on your period
(653)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(517)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(211)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(268)
Vivid Dreams
(1,865)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,214)
Feeling Cold
(927)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,690)
Short term memory loss
(2,091)
Difficulty finding the right words
(139)
Band of pain across temples
(1,360)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,909)
Dehydration
(295)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,426)
Disorientation
(2,013)
too tired or too much sleep
(210)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(442)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(955)
Barometer changes trigger migraine
(91)
too hungry
(241)
chronic daily headache
(495)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(657)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,371)
Excessive Yawning
(2,043)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,305)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(849)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,775)
Pale Face
(1,597)
depth perception really off
(299)
extreme sensitivity to voices
(120)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,836)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(1,072)
sweating
(400)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(238)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,602)
Slurring Words
(2,047)
jaw pain
(73)
craving salt
(16)
Intense feeling of dread
(141)
Twitching Eye
(1,898)
toes freezing cold
(430)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,791)
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
(108)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,962)
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
(155)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(255)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,705)
Mind Racing
(1,901)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(543)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
(147)
smell cigerettes none there
(67)
Hear a whoshing sound when eyes move from side to side
(66)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(343)
feet freezing cold at night
(406)
brain feels like it is on fire
(75)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,826)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,649)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(1,074)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(465)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(468)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(211)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(2,120)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(241)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(729)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(255)
Sensations of menthol smell
(128)
Burning tongue sensation
(130)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(196)
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.
(171)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(231)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(218)
Lost ability to read
(645)
nose freezing cold
(357)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(288)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(668)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(252)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,323)
Muscle fasciculations
(196)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(250)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(2,072)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,481)
Getting hair colored
(152)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(232)
pixilation of vision
(220)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(493)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(232)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(293)
onions
(233)
Watery Eyes
(1,631)
Always get headache after sex
(186)
Dry Eyes
(1,846)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,741)
Excessive Urination
(2,170)
carotid artery throbbing
(400)
Acute confusional migraine
(281)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,677)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(613)
Vomiting Bile
(928)
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!")
(399)
Long term Memory Problems
(469)
being on birth control pills
(747)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(457)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(421)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,872)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(230)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(296)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(633)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(353)
statins and plavics prevents them
(221)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(2,027)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(321)
Hunger
(747)
ginko biloba relieves it
(224)
Crave carbs before migraine
(793)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(307)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(283)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(396)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(319)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(269)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(367)
Runny Nose
(1,679)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(559)
Corn, corn based foods
(339)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,540)
Feeling hot to the touch
(987)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(304)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(320)
Sexual arousal
(384)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(411)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,800)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,866)
Tooth pain
(1,511)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,536)
Lentil beans
(336)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,627)
Floating Colors
(935)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,937)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(406)
Hands get very hot
(382)
floral smells
(413)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(860)
Eye Drooping
(2,248)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(874)
craving protein
(623)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,591)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,195)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,956)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,656)
endometriosis
(654)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(379)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,994)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(437)
Lower leg numbness
(614)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(896)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,951)
Itchy head
(1,960)
Excessively talkative
(760)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,839)
Clammy Hands
(1,216)
fluid in ears
(658)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,773)
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.
(454)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(659)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,405)
Tunnel Vision
(2,064)
Allodynia
(1,915)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,880)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(605)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(647)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,875)
burned skin feeling
(825)
Tingling Lips
(1,938)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(646)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(2,143)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,864)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,618)
Thick Saliva
(1,087)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,679)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(2,019)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,713)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(985)
Elation / Intense energy
(2,008)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,423)
Sneezing before migraine
(814)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,755)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,827)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(671)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(842)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(889)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,762)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,955)
Double Vision
(2,029)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,856)
Formed Hallucinations
(930)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,918)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,955)
Trouble Breathing
(1,700)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,837)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,671)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,632)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(1,178)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,587)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,393)
Single pupil dilation
(2,227)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,773)
Essential Tremor
(1,741)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,823)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,532)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,821)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,818)
Temporary Paralysis
(2,080)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,333)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,822)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,410)
Seizures
(1,823)

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