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Migraine (6,902 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(1,875)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(1,868)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,023)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(1,752)
Nausea
(1,864)
Fatigue
(1,765)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(1,827)
Trouble concentrating
(1,639)
Irritability
(1,719)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(1,673)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(1,829)
Pain in/above one eye
(1,655)
Neck Pain
(1,734)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,568)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,570)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,144)
Sinus Pressure
(1,785)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,150)
Head pain upon waking
(1,167)
Trouble communicating
(1,459)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,651)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,303)
Dizziness
(1,740)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,596)
Blurred Vision
(1,843)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,495)
Vomiting
(1,698)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(1,781)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(1,908)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,431)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,136)
Anxiety
(1,558)
Mood Swings
(1,585)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,361)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,477)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,054)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,503)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,620)
Eye pain
(454)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(1,699)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(1,684)
Depression
(1,061)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,566)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,344)
Cold Extremities
(1,061)
Insomnia
(1,072)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,418)
Sore spots on head
(1,516)
Loss of Appetite
(1,203)
Feeling Cold
(560)
Short term memory loss
(1,709)
Disorientation
(1,590)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,293)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,469)
Vivid Dreams
(1,478)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(97)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,059)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(1,767)
Band of pain across temples
(970)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(60)
migraines more common when on your period
(290)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(64)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(59)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(461)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(558)
Excessive Yawning
(1,671)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(940)
chronic daily headache
(104)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(148)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(708)
sweating
(15)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(62)
Sexual arousal
(10)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(9)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(206)
carotid artery throbbing
(35)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(80)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,312)
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!")
(30)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(30)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(29)
Pale Face
(1,225)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(29)
Hands get very hot
(26)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,441)
Slurring Words
(1,607)
Long term Memory Problems
(95)
floral smells
(55)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,396)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,217)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(275)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(86)
Twitching Eye
(1,426)
Mind Racing
(1,519)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(83)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(1,809)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(238)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(211)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,483)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(712)
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.
(83)
Lost ability to read
(266)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(128)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,461)
being on birth control pills
(321)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(257)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,307)
Lower leg numbness
(209)
Hunger
(375)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(1,641)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,185)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(156)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(938)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,020)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(1,632)
Crave carbs before migraine
(419)
craving protein
(256)
Vomiting Bile
(551)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(235)
Excessive Urination
(1,733)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(447)
endometriosis
(293)
Floating Colors
(480)
Feeling hot to the touch
(625)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,264)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,344)
Watery Eyes
(1,174)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(232)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(499)
fluid in ears
(293)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(524)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(259)
Excessively talkative
(393)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,649)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,399)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,151)
Dry Eyes
(1,379)
Eye Drooping
(1,763)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(741)
Runny Nose
(1,312)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,173)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,569)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,440)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,213)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(312)
Tooth pain
(1,123)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,241)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,502)
burned skin feeling
(465)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,634)
Sneezing before migraine
(454)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,562)
Clammy Hands
(848)
Itchy head
(1,594)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(459)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,275)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(989)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,559)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(622)
Thick Saliva
(709)
Formed Hallucinations
(475)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(522)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,459)
Tunnel Vision
(1,587)
Hotspot on top of head
(996)
Allodynia
(1,551)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,479)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,259)
Tingling Lips
(1,562)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,644)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,405)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,483)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(1,726)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,550)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,472)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,513)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,290)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,269)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,364)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(762)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,328)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,537)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,422)
Double Vision
(1,551)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,539)
Trouble Breathing
(1,335)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,409)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,242)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(965)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,565)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,256)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,133)
Single pupil dilation
(1,753)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,347)
Essential Tremor
(1,332)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,149)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,467)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(958)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,361)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,465)
Temporary Paralysis
(1,667)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,037)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,389)
Seizures
(1,410)

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