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Migraine (7,812 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,064)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,054)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,253)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(1,942)
Nausea
(2,046)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,051)
Fatigue
(1,945)
Trouble concentrating
(1,819)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(1,858)
Irritability
(1,894)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,031)
Pain in/above one eye
(1,842)
Neck Pain
(1,916)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,752)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,757)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,339)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,334)
Sinus Pressure
(1,971)
Head pain upon waking
(1,348)
Trouble communicating
(1,635)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,832)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,485)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,778)
Dizziness
(1,935)
Blurred Vision
(2,068)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,678)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,130)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,331)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,533)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(1,977)
Vomiting
(1,877)
Anxiety
(1,729)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,612)
Eye pain
(633)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,252)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,648)
Mood Swings
(1,757)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,811)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,682)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(1,874)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(1,884)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,540)
Depression
(1,232)
Cold Extremities
(1,232)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,737)
Insomnia
(1,251)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,598)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(253)
Sore spots on head
(1,698)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(271)
Loss of Appetite
(1,381)
Feeling Cold
(729)
Short term memory loss
(1,888)
migraines more common when on your period
(456)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(290)
Vivid Dreams
(1,655)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,472)
Disorientation
(1,781)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,666)
Band of pain across temples
(1,150)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(1,966)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,227)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(740)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(236)
Dehydration
(89)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(58)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(408)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,131)
Excessive Yawning
(1,842)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(638)
depth perception really off
(43)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(57)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,516)
toes freezing cold
(190)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(876)
sweating
(193)
Pale Face
(1,396)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(57)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,621)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,029)
chronic daily headache
(279)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(15)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(26)
feet freezing cold at night
(183)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,397)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(36)
Slurring Words
(1,804)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(51)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(42)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(139)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(35)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(56)
Twitching Eye
(1,637)
Mind Racing
(1,696)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(330)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,577)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(258)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(248)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(50)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(51)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(86)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,696)
Acute confusional migraine
(85)
nose freezing cold
(162)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(82)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,632)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(479)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(82)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(73)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(431)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,490)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(879)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,389)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(130)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(273)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(111)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(182)
Long term Memory Problems
(268)
carotid artery throbbing
(205)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(1,857)
Lost ability to read
(442)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(126)
Corn, corn based foods
(139)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(127)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(395)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(159)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,115)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(154)
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!")
(203)
Lentil beans
(140)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(185)
being on birth control pills
(511)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(254)
Sexual arousal
(185)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(1,829)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(207)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,224)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(430)
floral smells
(220)
Hands get very hot
(190)
Watery Eyes
(1,378)
Hunger
(547)
Excessive Urination
(1,931)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(191)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,453)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,523)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(319)
Crave carbs before migraine
(590)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(215)
Vomiting Bile
(723)
Dry Eyes
(1,591)
craving protein
(426)
Lower leg numbness
(396)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,823)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,613)
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.
(257)
Feeling hot to the touch
(792)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(635)
Floating Colors
(681)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,329)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(671)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(695)
Runny Nose
(1,481)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,343)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(426)
endometriosis
(458)
Tooth pain
(1,302)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(359)
Eye Drooping
(1,980)
Excessively talkative
(565)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,607)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,739)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,422)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,671)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(944)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,387)
fluid in ears
(460)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,742)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(416)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,800)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(437)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,450)
Itchy head
(1,765)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,738)
Clammy Hands
(1,017)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,636)
burned skin feeling
(631)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,178)
Tunnel Vision
(1,800)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(479)
Allodynia
(1,722)
Sneezing before migraine
(622)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,571)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(789)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,189)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,655)
Thick Saliva
(883)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(636)
Tingling Lips
(1,736)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,813)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(1,917)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,426)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(692)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,683)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,664)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,468)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,762)
Formed Hallucinations
(676)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,639)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,470)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,542)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,523)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,728)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,617)
Double Vision
(1,767)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,716)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(946)
Trouble Breathing
(1,502)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,743)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,600)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,437)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,430)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,157)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,337)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,540)
Single pupil dilation
(1,968)
Essential Tremor
(1,521)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,636)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,325)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,567)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,630)
Temporary Paralysis
(1,858)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,131)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,583)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,209)
Seizures
(1,599)

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