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Migraine (7,812 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
Shoulder /Back Pain
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
Vertigo / Dizziness
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
Eye pain
Starts at night while sleeping
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
Mood Swings
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
Chocolate / Sugar craving
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
Changing pattern of migraine over years
Cold Extremities
Carbohydrate Cravings
Head feels "tight" all over
neck tightness preceding migraine
Sore spots on head
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
Loss of Appetite
Feeling Cold
Short term memory loss
migraines more common when on your period
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
Vivid Dreams
Icepick/Lightning headache
Flu-like feeling all over
Band of pain across temples
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
Sensitivity to Touch
12 to 18 migraines a month
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
Aura, Scotoma without pain
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
Excessive Yawning
Intense pressure pushing outwards
depth perception really off
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
toes freezing cold
Sensitive to tight clothing
Pale Face
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
chronic daily headache
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
feet freezing cold at night
Feelings of Detachment
euphoria/mania before migrane
Slurring Words
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
msg, monosodium glutamate
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
Twitching Eye
Mind Racing
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
Using computer screen causes confusion
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
Acute confusional migraine
nose freezing cold
Feels like top of brain is electric
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
Migraine lasts for a week
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
Wavy visual disturbances
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
Long term Memory Problems
carotid artery throbbing
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
Lost ability to read
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
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.
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
swollen eyelids - one sided
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!")
Lentil beans
Feels like my brain is bleeding
being on birth control pills
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
Sexual arousal
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
Feeling of eye being swollen
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
floral smells
Hands get very hot
Watery Eyes
Excessive Urination
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
Weakness in arms and legs
Tightness above both eyes
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
Crave carbs before migraine
Paralysis on one side of the body
Vomiting Bile
Dry Eyes
craving protein
Lower leg numbness
Aphasia / Inability to speak
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
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.
Feeling hot to the touch
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
Floating Colors
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
Runny Nose
Begins with dull ache at top of head
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
Tooth pain
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
Eye Drooping
Excessively talkative
Hormonal Imbalance
Craving Trigger Foods
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
Unquenchable Thirst
fluid in ears
Body aches several hours before migraine
mal de debarquement syndrome
Olfactory Hallucinations
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
Metallic taste in mouth
Itchy head
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
Clammy Hands
Sensitive molars when chewing food
burned skin feeling
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
Tunnel Vision
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
Sneezing before migraine
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
Hotspot on top of head
Dreams of being constantly in motion
Thick Saliva
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
Tingling Lips
Elation / Intense energy
Near-Syncope / Fainting
Tingling in neck/shoulder
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
Formed Hallucinations
Feeling of neurons going crazy
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
Inner Ear Pain
Crackling feeling inside head
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
Feeling of "echo" head
Double Vision
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
Trouble Breathing
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
Loss of ability to taste food
Feeling of fluid on back of head
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
Basal Temperature Drop
Single pupil dilation
Essential Tremor
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
Pain in one complete side of body
Burning coal sensation under eye
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
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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