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Migraine (8,519 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,224)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,213)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,446)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(2,098)
Nausea
(2,197)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,233)
Fatigue
(2,094)
Trouble concentrating
(1,964)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(2,010)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,201)
Irritability
(2,037)
Pain in/above one eye
(2,000)
Neck Pain
(2,066)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,903)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,905)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,509)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,484)
Sinus Pressure
(2,127)
Head pain upon waking
(1,495)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,975)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,639)
Trouble communicating
(1,775)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,928)
Dizziness
(2,093)
Blurred Vision
(2,252)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,677)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,498)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,316)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,825)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,137)
Vomiting
(2,022)
Eye pain
(781)
Anxiety
(1,874)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,421)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,755)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,787)
Mood Swings
(1,892)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,827)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(2,049)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,967)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(2,012)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,708)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(407)
Depression
(1,373)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(438)
Cold Extremities
(1,373)
Insomnia
(1,395)
Loss of Appetite
(1,529)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,875)
Sore spots on head
(1,840)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,747)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(443)
migraines more common when on your period
(594)
too little or too much sleep
(162)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(130)
Short term memory loss
(2,025)
Vivid Dreams
(1,799)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,623)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(140)
Feeling Cold
(865)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,133)
Band of pain across temples
(1,293)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,833)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(199)
Disorientation
(1,939)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,364)
Difficulty finding the right words
(73)
Dehydration
(232)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(377)
too tired or too much sleep
(143)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(886)
chronic daily headache
(426)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(573)
too hungry
(161)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(782)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,214)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,688)
Excessive Yawning
(1,978)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,293)
Barometer changes trigger migraine
(20)
Pale Face
(1,535)
sweating
(332)
extreme sensitivity to voices
(58)
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
(39)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(1,009)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,768)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(171)
Slurring Words
(1,968)
depth perception really off
(213)
jaw pain
(5)
brain feels like it is on fire
(6)
smell cigerettes none there
(6)
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
(80)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,537)
Intense feeling of dread
(77)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(194)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,724)
toes freezing cold
(351)
Twitching Eye
(1,810)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,873)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(476)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
(85)
Mind Racing
(1,837)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,636)
feet freezing cold at night
(335)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(400)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(158)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(281)
Burning tongue sensation
(69)
Sensations of menthol smell
(68)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(142)
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.
(86)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(398)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,766)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(150)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(195)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,561)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(155)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(134)
Getting hair colored
(74)
Muscle fasciculations
(127)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(1,014)
pixilation of vision
(136)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(645)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(189)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(2,031)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(192)
Lost ability to read
(580)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(224)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(156)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(592)
nose freezing cold
(297)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(172)
Always get headache after sex
(125)
onions
(156)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(423)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,258)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(225)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(1,995)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,395)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(546)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(212)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(170)
statins and plavics prevents them
(148)
Acute confusional migraine
(219)
ginko biloba relieves it
(151)
Long term Memory Problems
(405)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(283)
Watery Eyes
(1,546)
Excessive Urination
(2,091)
carotid artery throbbing
(338)
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!")
(339)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(220)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,671)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(215)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,605)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(344)
being on birth control pills
(670)
Dry Eyes
(1,760)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(391)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(253)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(569)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(220)
Vomiting Bile
(865)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(212)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(329)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(260)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(301)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,782)
Hunger
(685)
Crave carbs before migraine
(729)
Corn, corn based foods
(279)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,961)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(482)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(260)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(344)
Sexual arousal
(322)
Lentil beans
(278)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(323)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,472)
Feeling hot to the touch
(927)
floral smells
(354)
Runny Nose
(1,616)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(789)
Hands get very hot
(323)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,478)
craving protein
(561)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,739)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,805)
Tooth pain
(1,444)
Floating Colors
(852)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,561)
Eye Drooping
(2,156)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(366)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(322)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,875)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(811)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,528)
Lower leg numbness
(546)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,112)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(833)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,888)
endometriosis
(593)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,935)
Excessively talkative
(700)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,592)
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.
(393)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(585)
Itchy head
(1,896)
fluid in ears
(597)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,883)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,773)
Clammy Hands
(1,152)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,334)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,710)
Tunnel Vision
(1,976)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(523)
Allodynia
(1,853)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(580)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(571)
burned skin feeling
(765)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,810)
Tingling Lips
(1,874)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,797)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(2,073)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,817)
Thick Saliva
(1,023)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,561)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(925)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,612)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,946)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,348)
Sneezing before migraine
(756)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(612)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,933)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,632)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(777)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,771)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,689)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(826)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,685)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,882)
Formed Hallucinations
(844)
Double Vision
(1,940)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,779)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,855)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,887)
Trouble Breathing
(1,639)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,761)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(1,104)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,595)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,570)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,317)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,504)
Single pupil dilation
(2,140)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,699)
Essential Tremor
(1,671)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,767)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,466)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,734)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,763)
Temporary Paralysis
(2,011)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,271)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,747)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,347)
Seizures
(1,753)

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