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Migraine (8,862 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,268)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,252)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,506)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(2,144)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,286)
Nausea
(2,240)
Fatigue
(2,137)
Trouble concentrating
(2,007)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(2,051)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,252)
Irritability
(2,081)
Pain in/above one eye
(2,046)
Neck Pain
(2,109)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,945)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,945)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,556)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,529)
Sinus Pressure
(2,168)
Head pain upon waking
(1,533)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,679)
Continuous migraines one after another
(2,017)
Trouble communicating
(1,816)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,966)
Blurred Vision
(2,308)
Dizziness
(2,134)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,715)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,539)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,369)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,865)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,180)
Vomiting
(2,064)
Eye pain
(819)
Anxiety
(1,913)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,465)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,794)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,826)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(2,012)
Mood Swings
(1,930)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,867)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(2,096)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(447)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(2,051)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,752)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(487)
Depression
(1,412)
Cold Extremities
(1,409)
Insomnia
(1,435)
Loss of Appetite
(1,564)
Sore spots on head
(1,878)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,786)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,912)
too little or too much sleep
(210)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(171)
migraines more common when on your period
(627)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(483)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(180)
Vivid Dreams
(1,837)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(240)
Feeling Cold
(902)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,660)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,177)
Short term memory loss
(2,063)
Difficulty finding the right words
(112)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,876)
Band of pain across temples
(1,331)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,401)
Disorientation
(1,981)
Dehydration
(269)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(414)
too tired or too much sleep
(181)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(925)
chronic daily headache
(464)
Barometer changes trigger migraine
(60)
too hungry
(206)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(819)
Excessive Yawning
(2,016)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,266)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(620)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,336)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,737)
Pale Face
(1,571)
depth perception really off
(262)
extreme sensitivity to voices
(94)
sweating
(370)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,805)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(1,044)
jaw pain
(43)
Slurring Words
(2,013)
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
(78)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,574)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(208)
Intense feeling of dread
(115)
Twitching Eye
(1,859)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,761)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,922)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(228)
toes freezing cold
(395)
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
(120)
smell cigerettes none there
(41)
brain feels like it is on fire
(45)
Hear a whoshing sound when eyes move from side to side
(31)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
(120)
Mind Racing
(1,873)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,674)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(512)
feet freezing cold at night
(374)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(317)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(435)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,802)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,608)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(204)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(436)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(1,048)
Sensations of menthol smell
(103)
Burning tongue sensation
(105)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(185)
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.
(134)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(184)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(691)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(230)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(2,080)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(196)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(169)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(263)
Muscle fasciculations
(164)
Lost ability to read
(617)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(223)
Getting hair colored
(118)
pixilation of vision
(184)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(634)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(226)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,293)
nose freezing cold
(332)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(461)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(198)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(207)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(2,037)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,443)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(263)
onions
(199)
Always get headache after sex
(161)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(581)
Acute confusional migraine
(254)
Watery Eyes
(1,594)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,710)
Excessive Urination
(2,134)
Long term Memory Problems
(443)
carotid artery throbbing
(374)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,644)
Dry Eyes
(1,808)
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!")
(373)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(205)
statins and plavics prevents them
(187)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(429)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(259)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(387)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(321)
Vomiting Bile
(902)
being on birth control pills
(713)
ginko biloba relieves it
(190)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(604)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,833)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(291)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(253)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(269)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,999)
Hunger
(720)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(294)
Crave carbs before migraine
(765)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(245)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(267)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(366)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(338)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(525)
Corn, corn based foods
(313)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(294)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,509)
Runny Nose
(1,653)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(382)
Sexual arousal
(356)
Feeling hot to the touch
(963)
Lentil beans
(311)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(369)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,774)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,510)
Hands get very hot
(356)
floral smells
(388)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,841)
Tooth pain
(1,480)
Floating Colors
(898)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,598)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(828)
Eye Drooping
(2,207)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,911)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(847)
craving protein
(596)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(405)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,565)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(356)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,159)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,925)
Lower leg numbness
(583)
endometriosis
(628)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,969)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(870)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,629)
Excessively talkative
(735)
Itchy head
(1,933)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,920)
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.
(427)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,811)
fluid in ears
(631)
Clammy Hands
(1,189)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(625)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,373)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,745)
Tunnel Vision
(2,024)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(568)
Allodynia
(1,887)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,849)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(612)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(617)
burned skin feeling
(799)
Tingling Lips
(1,911)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(2,111)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,835)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,852)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,595)
Thick Saliva
(1,061)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,649)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,981)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(961)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,983)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,389)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,674)
Sneezing before migraine
(789)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(645)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,805)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,726)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(812)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(863)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,727)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,922)
Double Vision
(1,990)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,821)
Formed Hallucinations
(893)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,890)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,924)
Trouble Breathing
(1,675)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,803)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,638)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,606)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(1,144)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,550)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,358)
Single pupil dilation
(2,189)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,739)
Essential Tremor
(1,709)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,800)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,503)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,781)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,796)
Temporary Paralysis
(2,048)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,307)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,788)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,384)
Seizures
(1,791)

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