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Migraine (7,526 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(1,999)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(1,989)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,179)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(1,877)
Nausea
(1,986)
Fatigue
(1,884)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(1,977)
Trouble concentrating
(1,758)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(1,795)
Irritability
(1,834)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(1,965)
Pain in/above one eye
(1,780)
Neck Pain
(1,853)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,692)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,694)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,274)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,271)
Sinus Pressure
(1,907)
Head pain upon waking
(1,287)
Trouble communicating
(1,575)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,771)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,421)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,717)
Dizziness
(1,868)
Blurred Vision
(1,994)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,617)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,057)
Vomiting
(1,818)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,266)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(1,911)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,474)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,551)
Anxiety
(1,671)
Mood Swings
(1,698)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,186)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,588)
Eye pain
(572)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,621)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,745)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(1,815)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(1,817)
Depression
(1,175)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,474)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,678)
Cold Extremities
(1,173)
Insomnia
(1,190)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,537)
Sore spots on head
(1,637)
Loss of Appetite
(1,321)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(188)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(199)
Short term memory loss
(1,827)
Feeling Cold
(670)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,410)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,601)
Vivid Dreams
(1,595)
Disorientation
(1,715)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(226)
migraines more common when on your period
(398)
Band of pain across temples
(1,088)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(1,900)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,169)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(677)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(175)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,066)
Excessive Yawning
(1,783)
chronic daily headache
(222)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(337)
Dehydration
(30)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(578)
toes freezing cold
(125)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(80)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,446)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(819)
sweating
(132)
feet freezing cold at night
(119)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,559)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(12)
Pale Face
(1,339)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(22)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(27)
Acute confusional migraine
(25)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(26)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(197)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(269)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(183)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(1,956)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,337)
Slurring Words
(1,737)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,516)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(50)
Twitching Eye
(1,564)
Mind Racing
(1,636)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(67)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,625)
nose freezing cold
(104)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(67)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(120)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(407)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(368)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(69)
carotid artery throbbing
(146)
Corn, corn based foods
(81)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(82)
Long term Memory Problems
(209)
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!")
(143)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(208)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(98)
Lentil beans
(81)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,573)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,427)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(821)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(124)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(332)
Sexual arousal
(124)
Lost ability to read
(382)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(195)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(147)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(1,787)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,317)
Hands get very hot
(131)
floral smells
(161)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,054)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(134)
being on birth control pills
(446)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(153)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(255)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,152)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(371)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(1,764)
Hunger
(488)
Crave carbs before migraine
(532)
Watery Eyes
(1,308)
Excessive Urination
(1,865)
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.
(197)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,461)
Vomiting Bile
(664)
Lower leg numbness
(332)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,388)
craving protein
(367)
Floating Colors
(610)
Dry Eyes
(1,518)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(570)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,541)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(287)
Feeling hot to the touch
(733)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,763)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(612)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(361)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,267)
endometriosis
(400)
Excessively talkative
(506)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(636)
Runny Nose
(1,423)
fluid in ears
(401)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,284)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(354)
Tooth pain
(1,242)
Eye Drooping
(1,908)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,358)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,549)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(873)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,680)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,328)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(376)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,612)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,680)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,741)
Itchy head
(1,707)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,391)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(420)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,676)
burned skin feeling
(573)
Clammy Hands
(959)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,577)
Sneezing before migraine
(564)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,113)
Tunnel Vision
(1,728)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(576)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(730)
Allodynia
(1,664)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,123)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,594)
Thick Saliva
(824)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,512)
Formed Hallucinations
(605)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(633)
Tingling Lips
(1,677)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,755)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,602)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,367)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(1,852)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,407)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,691)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,624)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,580)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,481)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,399)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,458)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,663)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,551)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(884)
Double Vision
(1,695)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,655)
Trouble Breathing
(1,444)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,681)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,537)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,373)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,371)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,092)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,265)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,474)
Single pupil dilation
(1,897)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,577)
Essential Tremor
(1,456)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,265)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,496)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,572)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,072)
Temporary Paralysis
(1,793)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,518)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,150)
Seizures
(1,534)

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