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Migraine (7,136 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(1,925)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(1,918)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,084)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(1,803)
Nausea
(1,913)
Fatigue
(1,813)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(1,885)
Trouble concentrating
(1,688)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(1,722)
Irritability
(1,767)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(1,883)
Pain in/above one eye
(1,705)
Neck Pain
(1,784)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,618)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,622)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,195)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,200)
Sinus Pressure
(1,834)
Head pain upon waking
(1,216)
Trouble communicating
(1,508)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,700)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,351)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,646)
Dizziness
(1,791)
Blurred Vision
(1,902)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,544)
Vomiting
(1,746)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,186)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(1,832)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(1,966)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,480)
Anxiety
(1,606)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,407)
Mood Swings
(1,633)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,524)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,107)
Eye pain
(503)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,551)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,671)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(1,748)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(1,736)
Depression
(1,109)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,395)
Cold Extremities
(1,107)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,613)
Insomnia
(1,120)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,466)
Sore spots on head
(1,564)
Loss of Appetite
(1,252)
Feeling Cold
(606)
Short term memory loss
(1,758)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(111)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(147)
Disorientation
(1,640)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(116)
Vivid Dreams
(1,526)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,520)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,342)
Band of pain across temples
(1,018)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,105)
migraines more common when on your period
(335)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(1,819)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(607)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(107)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(510)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(991)
chronic daily headache
(153)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(16)
Excessive Yawning
(1,718)
toes freezing cold
(46)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(754)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(4)
feet freezing cold at night
(45)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(197)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(6)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(7)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(256)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(129)
sweating
(63)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(110)
Corn, corn based foods
(17)
Lentil beans
(17)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,364)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(45)
Pale Face
(1,272)
nose freezing cold
(41)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(31)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,490)
carotid artery throbbing
(81)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(56)
Sexual arousal
(58)
Slurring Words
(1,658)
Twitching Eye
(1,480)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,445)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,266)
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!")
(77)
Long term Memory Problems
(144)
Mind Racing
(1,567)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(326)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(1,868)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(288)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(77)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(136)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(130)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(80)
Hands get very hot
(71)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,539)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(74)
floral smells
(101)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(758)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(258)
Lost ability to read
(315)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,507)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,356)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(178)
being on birth control pills
(371)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(306)
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.
(131)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,238)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(1,699)
Hunger
(422)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,072)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(986)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(1,683)
Lower leg numbness
(258)
Crave carbs before migraine
(466)
craving protein
(303)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(207)
Vomiting Bile
(599)
Excessive Urination
(1,784)
Watery Eyes
(1,226)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,393)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,314)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(497)
Floating Colors
(531)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(286)
Feeling hot to the touch
(671)
endometriosis
(338)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(547)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(281)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,453)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,698)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(570)
Excessively talkative
(440)
fluid in ears
(340)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,199)
Dry Eyes
(1,433)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(308)
Runny Nose
(1,359)
Eye Drooping
(1,822)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,615)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,486)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,290)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,220)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(793)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,262)
Tooth pain
(1,172)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,548)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(359)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,610)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,681)
burned skin feeling
(510)
Itchy head
(1,641)
Clammy Hands
(895)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,324)
Sneezing before migraine
(501)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,606)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(508)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(668)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,039)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,508)
Tunnel Vision
(1,644)
Thick Saliva
(758)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,047)
Allodynia
(1,598)
Formed Hallucinations
(526)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(570)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,527)
Tingling Lips
(1,611)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,451)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,305)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,692)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,531)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(1,777)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,339)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,606)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,559)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,518)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,413)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,320)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,379)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(812)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,588)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,473)
Double Vision
(1,609)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,588)
Trouble Breathing
(1,381)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,459)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,293)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,613)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,015)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,185)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,305)
Single pupil dilation
(1,812)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,396)
Essential Tremor
(1,383)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,513)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,198)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,414)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,007)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,511)
Temporary Paralysis
(1,718)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,440)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,085)
Seizures
(1,459)

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