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Migraine (7,467 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(1,983)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(1,973)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,159)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(1,861)
Nausea
(1,971)
Fatigue
(1,869)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(1,957)
Trouble concentrating
(1,743)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(1,779)
Irritability
(1,819)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(1,949)
Pain in/above one eye
(1,764)
Neck Pain
(1,838)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,676)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,678)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,258)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,256)
Sinus Pressure
(1,891)
Head pain upon waking
(1,272)
Trouble communicating
(1,560)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,755)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,405)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,701)
Dizziness
(1,852)
Blurred Vision
(1,974)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,601)
Vomiting
(1,803)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,038)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(1,895)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,250)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,536)
Anxiety
(1,657)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,459)
Mood Swings
(1,683)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,573)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,170)
Eye pain
(557)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,606)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,729)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(1,800)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(1,800)
Depression
(1,160)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,457)
Cold Extremities
(1,158)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,664)
Insomnia
(1,175)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,522)
Sore spots on head
(1,621)
Loss of Appetite
(1,306)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(172)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(182)
Short term memory loss
(1,812)
Feeling Cold
(655)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,395)
Vivid Dreams
(1,580)
Disorientation
(1,699)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,584)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(210)
migraines more common when on your period
(383)
Band of pain across temples
(1,073)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,154)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(1,883)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(160)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(662)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,050)
Excessive Yawning
(1,768)
Dehydration
(15)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(563)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(320)
toes freezing cold
(109)
chronic daily headache
(207)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(65)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(804)
feet freezing cold at night
(103)
sweating
(117)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,428)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(7)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(12)
Acute confusional migraine
(11)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(11)
Pale Face
(1,324)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,544)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(254)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(168)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(35)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(182)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,322)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(1,936)
Slurring Words
(1,720)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(51)
Twitching Eye
(1,546)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,501)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(53)
Mind Racing
(1,621)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(54)
nose freezing cold
(89)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(104)
carotid artery throbbing
(131)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(352)
Corn, corn based foods
(66)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(390)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,605)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(65)
Lentil beans
(66)
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!")
(128)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(83)
Long term Memory Problems
(194)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(193)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(109)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,558)
Sexual arousal
(109)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(807)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(180)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,412)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(316)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(132)
Lost ability to read
(367)
Hands get very hot
(116)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(1,768)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,300)
floral smells
(146)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(120)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(138)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(239)
being on birth control pills
(430)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(356)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,039)
Hunger
(473)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(1,747)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,134)
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.
(182)
Crave carbs before migraine
(517)
Excessive Urination
(1,848)
Watery Eyes
(1,291)
Vomiting Bile
(649)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,447)
craving protein
(352)
Lower leg numbness
(316)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,372)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(554)
Feeling hot to the touch
(718)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(270)
Floating Colors
(593)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,749)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,521)
Dry Eyes
(1,501)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(345)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(597)
endometriosis
(385)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,252)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(621)
Excessively talkative
(491)
fluid in ears
(387)
Runny Nose
(1,409)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(338)
Eye Drooping
(1,889)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,269)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,535)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(856)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,343)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(361)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,665)
Tooth pain
(1,227)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,313)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,597)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,664)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,726)
Itchy head
(1,692)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(405)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,376)
burned skin feeling
(558)
Clammy Hands
(945)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,661)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,562)
Sneezing before migraine
(549)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,097)
Tunnel Vision
(1,710)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(561)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(715)
Allodynia
(1,649)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,579)
Thick Saliva
(809)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,107)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,498)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(618)
Formed Hallucinations
(589)
Tingling Lips
(1,662)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,740)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,352)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,586)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(1,836)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,392)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,672)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,609)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,565)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,467)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,382)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,441)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,647)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,534)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(868)
Double Vision
(1,676)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,640)
Trouble Breathing
(1,429)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,520)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,665)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,356)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,356)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,076)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,248)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,457)
Single pupil dilation
(1,878)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,562)
Essential Tremor
(1,441)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,250)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,478)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,557)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,057)
Temporary Paralysis
(1,778)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,501)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,135)
Seizures
(1,518)

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