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Migraine (8,254 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,167)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,155)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,377)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(2,042)
Nausea
(2,141)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,167)
Fatigue
(2,041)
Trouble concentrating
(1,911)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(1,957)
Irritability
(1,983)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,144)
Pain in/above one eye
(1,940)
Neck Pain
(2,010)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,849)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,852)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,450)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,429)
Sinus Pressure
(2,069)
Head pain upon waking
(1,442)
Trouble communicating
(1,724)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,922)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,583)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,875)
Dizziness
(2,039)
Blurred Vision
(2,189)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,625)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,441)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,772)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,250)
Vomiting
(1,968)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,082)
Anxiety
(1,819)
Eye pain
(726)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,702)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,362)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,736)
Mood Swings
(1,842)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,774)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,914)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(1,992)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(1,963)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,651)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(355)
Depression
(1,320)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(380)
Cold Extremities
(1,321)
Insomnia
(1,342)
Loss of Appetite
(1,475)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,825)
Sore spots on head
(1,790)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,694)
migraines more common when on your period
(544)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(390)
Short term memory loss
(1,976)
Feeling Cold
(817)
too little or too much sleep
(102)
Vivid Dreams
(1,746)
Band of pain across temples
(1,239)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,568)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,774)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(76)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,074)
Disorientation
(1,884)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,314)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(84)
Dehydration
(179)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(148)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(833)
too tired or too much sleep
(89)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(326)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(517)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(730)
too hungry
(102)
chronic daily headache
(373)
Difficulty finding the right words
(19)
Excessive Yawning
(1,927)
Pale Face
(1,485)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,237)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,628)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,147)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(961)
sweating
(282)
extreme sensitivity to voices
(6)
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
(24)
depth perception really off
(152)
Intense feeling of dread
(20)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(118)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,714)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
(32)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,487)
Slurring Words
(1,910)
Sensations of menthol smell
(16)
Burning tongue sensation
(16)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(141)
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.
(26)
Getting hair colored
(18)
toes freezing cold
(294)
Twitching Eye
(1,748)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(86)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,669)
Mind Racing
(1,785)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,811)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(100)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(422)
Muscle fasciculations
(76)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(143)
feet freezing cold at night
(282)
pixilation of vision
(79)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(348)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(82)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(98)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(229)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(100)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,584)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(346)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(140)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(100)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,717)
Always get headache after sex
(75)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(171)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(141)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(963)
onions
(100)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,500)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(587)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(121)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(536)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(1,968)
nose freezing cold
(246)
Lost ability to read
(528)
ginko biloba relieves it
(96)
statins and plavics prevents them
(96)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(172)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(151)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(118)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(372)
Acute confusional migraine
(168)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,205)
Long term Memory Problems
(354)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(159)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,335)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(162)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(160)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(229)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(1,937)
carotid artery throbbing
(290)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(287)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(492)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(200)
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!")
(289)
being on birth control pills
(614)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(165)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(340)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(249)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(210)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(518)
Watery Eyes
(1,487)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(276)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,552)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,617)
Excessive Urination
(2,034)
Corn, corn based foods
(227)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(211)
Dry Eyes
(1,700)
Vomiting Bile
(814)
Hunger
(633)
Lentil beans
(228)
Sexual arousal
(272)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(293)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(264)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,721)
Crave carbs before migraine
(677)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,911)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(424)
floral smells
(304)
Hands get very hot
(274)
craving protein
(511)
Feeling hot to the touch
(878)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,421)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(313)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(276)
Runny Nose
(1,567)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(734)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,429)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,693)
Floating Colors
(791)
Lower leg numbness
(494)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(759)
Tooth pain
(1,393)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,756)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,511)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,826)
Eye Drooping
(2,093)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(782)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,477)
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.
(344)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,053)
endometriosis
(544)
Excessively talkative
(651)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,836)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(530)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,883)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,539)
fluid in ears
(545)
Itchy head
(1,846)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(467)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,830)
Clammy Hands
(1,101)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,722)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,279)
Tunnel Vision
(1,913)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(527)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(516)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,658)
Allodynia
(1,808)
burned skin feeling
(715)
Tingling Lips
(1,823)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,744)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,758)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(875)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(561)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(2,018)
Thick Saliva
(972)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,292)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,897)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,769)
Sneezing before migraine
(706)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,511)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,561)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,871)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(725)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,576)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,723)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(778)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,635)
Formed Hallucinations
(785)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,628)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,829)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,723)
Double Vision
(1,879)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,802)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,835)
Trouble Breathing
(1,587)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,704)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(1,049)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,539)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,519)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,261)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,446)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,643)
Single pupil dilation
(2,078)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,720)
Essential Tremor
(1,619)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,414)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,676)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,714)
Temporary Paralysis
(1,960)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,220)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,689)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,297)
Seizures
(1,701)

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