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Migraine (8,625 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,243)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,227)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,468)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(2,116)
Nausea
(2,215)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,253)
Fatigue
(2,112)
Trouble concentrating
(1,983)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(2,027)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,222)
Irritability
(2,054)
Pain in/above one eye
(2,019)
Neck Pain
(2,083)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,918)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,921)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,526)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,501)
Sinus Pressure
(2,143)
Head pain upon waking
(1,509)
Trouble communicating
(1,792)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,991)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,657)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,944)
Blurred Vision
(2,273)
Dizziness
(2,109)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,692)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,514)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,337)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,840)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,154)
Vomiting
(2,039)
Eye pain
(796)
Anxiety
(1,889)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,438)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,770)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,803)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,843)
Mood Swings
(1,907)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,985)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(2,067)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(2,029)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,724)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(422)
Depression
(1,388)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(456)
Cold Extremities
(1,388)
Insomnia
(1,412)
Loss of Appetite
(1,545)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,763)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,892)
Sore spots on head
(1,855)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(149)
migraines more common when on your period
(609)
too little or too much sleep
(179)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(458)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(156)
Vivid Dreams
(1,815)
Feeling Cold
(880)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,638)
Short term memory loss
(2,041)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,151)
Band of pain across temples
(1,308)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(216)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,850)
Difficulty finding the right words
(90)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,379)
Disorientation
(1,955)
Dehydration
(248)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(393)
too tired or too much sleep
(157)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(902)
chronic daily headache
(442)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(592)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(797)
too hungry
(178)
Barometer changes trigger migraine
(35)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,234)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,708)
Excessive Yawning
(1,993)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,309)
sweating
(349)
Pale Face
(1,551)
depth perception really off
(232)
extreme sensitivity to voices
(72)
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
(53)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(1,024)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,783)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(185)
Slurring Words
(1,987)
Hear a whoshing sound when eyes move from side to side
(4)
jaw pain
(20)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,552)
smell cigerettes none there
(21)
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
(94)
Intense feeling of dread
(92)
brain feels like it is on fire
(21)
toes freezing cold
(369)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(209)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,739)
Twitching Eye
(1,829)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,892)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
(99)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(490)
Mind Racing
(1,852)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,651)
feet freezing cold at night
(349)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(413)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(295)
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.
(104)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(176)
Sensations of menthol smell
(84)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(412)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,783)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(158)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,580)
Burning tongue sensation
(85)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(165)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(1,028)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(210)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(663)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(150)
Muscle fasciculations
(141)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(171)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(2,050)
Getting hair colored
(91)
pixilation of vision
(155)
Lost ability to read
(597)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(204)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(206)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(241)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(609)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(172)
nose freezing cold
(311)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(187)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(437)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,272)
Always get headache after sex
(141)
onions
(172)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(2,012)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(240)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,413)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(559)
Acute confusional migraine
(234)
Long term Memory Problems
(421)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(230)
statins and plavics prevents them
(163)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(186)
Watery Eyes
(1,566)
carotid artery throbbing
(353)
ginko biloba relieves it
(166)
Excessive Urination
(2,107)
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!")
(354)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,686)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,620)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(297)
Dry Eyes
(1,780)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(361)
being on birth control pills
(687)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(585)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(408)
Vomiting Bile
(882)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(230)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(239)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(268)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(239)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,802)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(275)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(344)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(227)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,979)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(316)
Crave carbs before migraine
(745)
Hunger
(701)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(499)
Corn, corn based foods
(293)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(275)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(360)
Sexual arousal
(337)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,487)
Feeling hot to the touch
(942)
Lentil beans
(292)
Runny Nose
(1,632)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(340)
Hands get very hot
(337)
floral smells
(369)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(804)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,754)
Floating Colors
(870)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,492)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,821)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,576)
craving protein
(577)
Tooth pain
(1,458)
Eye Drooping
(2,175)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(827)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,891)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(381)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(336)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,545)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,130)
Lower leg numbness
(560)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,903)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(849)
endometriosis
(608)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,950)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,608)
Excessively talkative
(716)
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.
(407)
Itchy head
(1,912)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(601)
fluid in ears
(612)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,898)
Clammy Hands
(1,168)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,789)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,349)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,726)
Tunnel Vision
(1,995)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(541)
Allodynia
(1,867)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(587)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(595)
burned skin feeling
(779)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,826)
Tingling Lips
(1,890)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(2,087)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,813)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,833)
Thick Saliva
(1,039)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,576)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,627)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,364)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(940)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,962)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,952)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,649)
Sneezing before migraine
(771)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(627)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,786)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,704)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(791)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(842)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,701)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,897)
Formed Hallucinations
(864)
Double Vision
(1,960)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,796)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,870)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,902)
Trouble Breathing
(1,655)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,777)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(1,120)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,612)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,586)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,522)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,333)
Single pupil dilation
(2,158)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,715)
Essential Tremor
(1,685)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,782)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,481)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,778)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,752)
Temporary Paralysis
(2,025)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,287)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,763)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,363)
Seizures
(1,767)

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