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Migraine (7,610 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,019)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,010)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,202)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(1,898)
Nausea
(2,005)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,001)
Fatigue
(1,902)
Trouble concentrating
(1,777)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(1,815)
Irritability
(1,854)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(1,986)
Pain in/above one eye
(1,800)
Neck Pain
(1,873)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,712)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,715)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,295)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,290)
Sinus Pressure
(1,927)
Head pain upon waking
(1,306)
Trouble communicating
(1,594)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,791)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,442)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,736)
Dizziness
(1,890)
Blurred Vision
(2,017)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,637)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,080)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(1,932)
Vomiting
(1,837)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,287)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,493)
Anxiety
(1,690)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,570)
Mood Swings
(1,717)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,608)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,207)
Eye pain
(591)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,640)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,766)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(1,834)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(1,838)
Depression
(1,193)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,496)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,697)
Cold Extremities
(1,192)
Insomnia
(1,209)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,557)
Sore spots on head
(1,656)
Loss of Appetite
(1,340)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(210)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(222)
Feeling Cold
(689)
Short term memory loss
(1,846)
Vivid Dreams
(1,614)
migraines more common when on your period
(416)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,430)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(247)
Disorientation
(1,736)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,622)
Band of pain across temples
(1,108)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(1,921)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,188)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(697)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(194)
Dehydration
(49)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(360)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,087)
Excessive Yawning
(1,802)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(597)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(18)
chronic daily headache
(241)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(18)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,469)
toes freezing cold
(146)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(838)
sweating
(151)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(2)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(2)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(18)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(10)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,579)
feet freezing cold at night
(140)
Pale Face
(1,357)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(99)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(18)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(1,979)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(46)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,356)
Slurring Words
(1,758)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(288)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(204)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(41)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(31)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(216)
Acute confusional migraine
(44)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(43)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,536)
Mind Racing
(1,654)
Twitching Eye
(1,587)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,647)
nose freezing cold
(122)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(69)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(430)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(88)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(139)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(86)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(389)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,592)
carotid artery throbbing
(165)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(840)
Long term Memory Problems
(228)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(88)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,447)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(229)
Corn, corn based foods
(100)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(117)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(105)
Lentil beans
(100)
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!")
(162)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(143)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,340)
Lost ability to read
(401)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(353)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(1,809)
Sexual arousal
(144)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(214)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(166)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,073)
being on birth control pills
(467)
Hands get very hot
(150)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(390)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,175)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(1,785)
floral smells
(180)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(153)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(173)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(276)
Hunger
(507)
Watery Eyes
(1,331)
Excessive Urination
(1,886)
Crave carbs before migraine
(550)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,481)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,409)
Vomiting Bile
(683)
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.
(216)
Lower leg numbness
(353)
craving protein
(386)
Dry Eyes
(1,541)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,564)
Floating Colors
(633)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,782)
Feeling hot to the touch
(752)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(591)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(310)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(631)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,287)
endometriosis
(418)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(382)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(655)
Runny Nose
(1,442)
Excessively talkative
(525)
Tooth pain
(1,261)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,303)
fluid in ears
(420)
Eye Drooping
(1,931)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,699)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(896)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,379)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,568)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,347)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(375)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,631)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(395)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,700)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,760)
Itchy head
(1,726)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,410)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,696)
Clammy Hands
(978)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,596)
burned skin feeling
(592)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(439)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,134)
Tunnel Vision
(1,751)
Sneezing before migraine
(583)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(749)
Allodynia
(1,682)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(594)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,613)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,531)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,144)
Thick Saliva
(843)
Tingling Lips
(1,696)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,774)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(652)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(1,873)
Formed Hallucinations
(628)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,386)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,622)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,643)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,427)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,714)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,599)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,422)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,501)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,479)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,684)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,572)
Double Vision
(1,718)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(904)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,674)
Trouble Breathing
(1,462)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,701)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,557)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,393)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,390)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,113)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,288)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,495)
Single pupil dilation
(1,920)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,596)
Essential Tremor
(1,477)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,284)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,519)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,590)
Temporary Paralysis
(1,814)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,091)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,539)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,169)
Seizures
(1,555)

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