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Migraine (8,625 members)


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Pounding Head
Nagging pain in one side of head
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
Sensitivity to flashing lights
Trouble concentrating
Feeling like head is going to explode
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
Pain in/above one eye
Neck Pain
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
Neck muscle stiffness
Sensitivity to movement
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
Sinus Pressure
Head pain upon waking
Trouble communicating
Continuous migraines one after another
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
Blurred Vision
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
Shoulder /Back Pain
Vertigo / Dizziness
Eye pain
Starts at night while sleeping
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
Mood Swings
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
Chocolate / Sugar craving
Changing pattern of migraine over years
neck tightness preceding migraine
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
Cold Extremities
Loss of Appetite
Head feels "tight" all over
Carbohydrate Cravings
Sore spots on head
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
migraines more common when on your period
too little or too much sleep
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract a vice
Vivid Dreams
Feeling Cold
Icepick/Lightning headache
Short term memory loss
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
Band of pain across temples
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
Flu-like feeling all over
Difficulty finding the right words
Sensitivity to Touch
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
too tired or too much sleep
12 to 18 migraines a month
chronic daily headache
Aura, Scotoma without pain
Intense pressure pushing outwards
too hungry
Barometer changes trigger migraine
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
Excessive Yawning
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
Pale Face
depth perception really off
extreme sensitivity to voices
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
Sensitive to tight clothing
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
Slurring Words
Hear a whoshing sound when eyes move from side to side
jaw pain
Feelings of Detachment
smell cigerettes none there
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
Intense feeling of dread
brain feels like it is on fire
toes freezing cold
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
Twitching Eye
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
Mind Racing
Migraine lasts for a week
feet freezing cold at night
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
msg, monosodium glutamate
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.
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
Sensations of menthol smell
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
Cheeks flush before migraine
Wavy visual disturbances
Burning tongue sensation
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
Muscle fasciculations
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
Getting hair colored
pixilation of vision
Lost ability to read
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
Using computer screen causes confusion
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
nose freezing cold
euphoria/mania before migrane
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
Always get headache after sex
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
Feels like top of brain is electric
Feeling of eye being swollen
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
Acute confusional migraine
Long term Memory Problems
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
statins and plavics prevents them
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
Watery Eyes
carotid artery throbbing
ginko biloba relieves it
Excessive Urination
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!")
Tightness above both eyes
Weakness in arms and legs
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
Dry Eyes
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
being on birth control pills
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
Vomiting Bile
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
Feels like my brain is bleeding
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
Aphasia / Inability to speak
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
Crave carbs before migraine
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
Corn, corn based foods
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
Sexual arousal
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
Feeling hot to the touch
Lentil beans
Runny Nose
swollen eyelids - one sided
Hands get very hot
floral smells
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
Hormonal Imbalance
Floating Colors
Begins with dull ache at top of head
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
craving protein
Tooth pain
Eye Drooping
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
Craving Trigger Foods
Paralysis on one side of the body
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
Unquenchable Thirst
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
Lower leg numbness
Body aches several hours before migraine
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
Olfactory Hallucinations
Metallic taste in mouth
Excessively talkative
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.
Itchy head
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
fluid in ears
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
Clammy Hands
Sensitive molars when chewing food
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
Tunnel Vision
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
mal de debarquement syndrome
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
burned skin feeling
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
Tingling Lips
Near-Syncope / Fainting
Dreams of being constantly in motion
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
Thick Saliva
Tingling in neck/shoulder
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
Hotspot on top of head
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
Elation / Intense energy
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
Sneezing before migraine
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
Feeling of neurons going crazy
Inner Ear Pain
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
Crackling feeling inside head
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
Formed Hallucinations
Double Vision
Feeling of "echo" head
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
Trouble Breathing
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
Loss of ability to taste food
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
Single pupil dilation
Basal Temperature Drop
Essential Tremor
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
Pain in one complete side of body
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Burning coal sensation under eye
Temporary Paralysis
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
Excessive ear wax before migraine
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine

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