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Migraine (9,194 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,336)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,594)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,319)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(2,213)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,369)
Nausea
(2,303)
Fatigue
(2,206)
Trouble concentrating
(2,071)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(2,120)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,331)
Irritability
(2,139)
Pain in/above one eye
(2,112)
Neck Pain
(2,175)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(2,013)
Neck muscle stiffness
(2,014)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,630)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,592)
Sinus Pressure
(2,234)
Head pain upon waking
(1,597)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,744)
Continuous migraines one after another
(2,084)
Trouble communicating
(1,877)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(2,032)
Blurred Vision
(2,391)
Dizziness
(2,201)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,773)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,612)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,451)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,249)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,933)
Vomiting
(2,127)
Eye pain
(884)
Anxiety
(1,970)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,535)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,879)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,855)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(516)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,929)
Mood Swings
(1,986)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(2,080)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(2,169)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(2,107)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,824)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(560)
Depression
(1,470)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(238)
Loss of Appetite
(1,623)
Cold Extremities
(1,464)
too little or too much sleep
(283)
Insomnia
(1,498)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,852)
Sore spots on head
(1,939)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,969)
migraines more common when on your period
(683)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(245)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(551)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(302)
Vivid Dreams
(1,898)
Difficulty finding the right words
(171)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,250)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,724)
Short term memory loss
(2,124)
Feeling Cold
(957)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,947)
Band of pain across temples
(1,394)
Dehydration
(325)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,456)
Disorientation
(2,049)
too tired or too much sleep
(244)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(473)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(987)
Barometer changes trigger migraine
(124)
too hungry
(275)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,347)
Excessive Yawning
(2,071)
chronic daily headache
(528)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,407)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(882)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,812)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(694)
depth perception really off
(337)
Pale Face
(1,626)
extreme sensitivity to voices
(150)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,869)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(269)
sweating
(433)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(1,099)
Slurring Words
(2,083)
jaw pain
(105)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,635)
Intense feeling of dread
(172)
Twitching Eye
(1,935)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,824)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,999)
toes freezing cold
(464)
craving salt
(43)
Scintillating scotoma
(28)
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
(139)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(281)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,737)
Mind Racing
(1,933)
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
(187)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(373)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(576)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
(174)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,686)
feet freezing cold at night
(436)
smell cigerettes none there
(93)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(1,103)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,853)
brain feels like it is on fire
(104)
Hear a whoshing sound when eyes move from side to side
(98)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(501)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(497)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(2,158)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(765)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(276)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(239)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(283)
Lost ability to read
(676)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(264)
Sensations of menthol smell
(155)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,355)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(702)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(225)
nose freezing cold
(385)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(2,108)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(252)
Burning tongue sensation
(157)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(281)
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.
(206)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,518)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(317)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(526)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(278)
Watery Eyes
(1,667)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(265)
Getting hair colored
(186)
Muscle fasciculations
(227)
pixilation of vision
(257)
Dry Eyes
(1,883)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(260)
Excessive Urination
(2,206)
Vomiting Bile
(961)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,773)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(324)
onions
(266)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,711)
carotid artery throbbing
(427)
Always get headache after sex
(212)
Acute confusional migraine
(310)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(645)
being on birth control pills
(783)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,909)
Long term Memory Problems
(499)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(484)
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!")
(428)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(2,058)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(454)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(663)
Hunger
(777)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(385)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(334)
Crave carbs before migraine
(821)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(258)
statins and plavics prevents them
(252)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(352)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(345)
Runny Nose
(1,706)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(427)
ginko biloba relieves it
(256)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,572)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(314)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(345)
Feeling hot to the touch
(1,013)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(398)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(295)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(590)
Corn, corn based foods
(368)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(340)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,826)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,895)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,562)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(348)
Tooth pain
(1,544)
Sexual arousal
(414)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(441)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,659)
Floating Colors
(974)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,965)
Eye Drooping
(2,286)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(893)
floral smells
(439)
Hands get very hot
(408)
Lentil beans
(364)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(904)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,623)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(442)
craving protein
(651)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,232)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,687)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,988)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(2,020)
endometriosis
(683)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(406)
Lower leg numbness
(646)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(925)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(469)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,983)
Itchy head
(1,986)
Clammy Hands
(1,245)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,870)
Excessively talkative
(788)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,799)
fluid in ears
(684)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,438)
Tunnel Vision
(2,101)
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.
(481)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(691)
Allodynia
(1,946)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,912)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(2,176)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(642)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,904)
burned skin feeling
(853)
Tingling Lips
(1,969)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(676)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,895)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(679)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,645)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,711)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(2,055)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,749)
Thick Saliva
(1,118)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(1,012)
Elation / Intense energy
(2,037)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,456)
Sneezing before migraine
(841)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,853)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,786)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(697)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(873)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,990)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,794)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(917)
Double Vision
(2,068)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,892)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,950)
Formed Hallucinations
(966)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,985)
Trouble Breathing
(1,726)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,872)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,706)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,663)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(1,210)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,622)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,428)
Single pupil dilation
(2,262)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,806)
Essential Tremor
(1,774)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,850)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,563)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,847)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,855)
Temporary Paralysis
(2,114)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,363)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,857)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,439)
Seizures
(1,857)

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