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Migraine (8,565 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,233)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,219)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,456)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(2,107)
Nausea
(2,205)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,242)
Fatigue
(2,103)
Trouble concentrating
(1,972)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(2,018)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,210)
Irritability
(2,045)
Pain in/above one eye
(2,009)
Neck Pain
(2,074)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,911)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,913)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,517)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,492)
Sinus Pressure
(2,135)
Head pain upon waking
(1,501)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,982)
Trouble communicating
(1,783)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,646)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,936)
Blurred Vision
(2,262)
Dizziness
(2,100)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,684)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,505)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,326)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,833)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,145)
Vomiting
(2,030)
Eye pain
(788)
Anxiety
(1,881)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,428)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,762)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,794)
Mood Swings
(1,899)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,834)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,975)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(2,056)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(2,020)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,715)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(414)
Depression
(1,380)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(446)
Cold Extremities
(1,380)
Insomnia
(1,403)
Loss of Appetite
(1,538)
Sore spots on head
(1,847)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,883)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,755)
migraines more common when on your period
(601)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(139)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(449)
too little or too much sleep
(169)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(148)
Vivid Dreams
(1,807)
Short term memory loss
(2,033)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,630)
Feeling Cold
(872)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,140)
Band of pain across temples
(1,300)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,841)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(206)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,371)
Disorientation
(1,946)
Difficulty finding the right words
(81)
Dehydration
(240)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(384)
too tired or too much sleep
(148)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(893)
chronic daily headache
(433)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(581)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(789)
too hungry
(168)
Barometer changes trigger migraine
(27)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,223)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,697)
Excessive Yawning
(1,986)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,300)
Pale Face
(1,543)
extreme sensitivity to voices
(65)
sweating
(340)
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
(46)
depth perception really off
(222)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(178)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(1,016)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,775)
Slurring Words
(1,977)
smell cigerettes none there
(13)
jaw pain
(12)
brain feels like it is on fire
(13)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,544)
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
(86)
Intense feeling of dread
(84)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(201)
toes freezing cold
(358)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,731)
Twitching Eye
(1,819)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,882)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
(91)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(482)
Mind Racing
(1,845)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,643)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(406)
feet freezing cold at night
(341)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(287)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(165)
Sensations of menthol smell
(76)
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.
(94)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(149)
Burning tongue sensation
(77)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(403)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,773)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,569)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(157)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(1,020)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(202)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(142)
Muscle fasciculations
(133)
Getting hair colored
(81)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(162)
pixilation of vision
(144)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(653)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(196)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(2,040)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(198)
Lost ability to read
(587)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(232)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(163)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(599)
nose freezing cold
(303)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(179)
Always get headache after sex
(132)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(429)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,264)
onions
(163)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(232)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(2,003)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,403)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(551)
Acute confusional migraine
(226)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(220)
statins and plavics prevents them
(154)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(177)
ginko biloba relieves it
(157)
Long term Memory Problems
(412)
carotid artery throbbing
(345)
Watery Eyes
(1,556)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(289)
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!")
(346)
Excessive Urination
(2,098)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,678)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(351)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,611)
Dry Eyes
(1,769)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(228)
being on birth control pills
(677)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(222)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(399)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(577)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(260)
Vomiting Bile
(874)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(228)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(267)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(219)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(336)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,791)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(308)
Crave carbs before migraine
(737)
Hunger
(692)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,969)
Corn, corn based foods
(285)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(489)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(267)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(351)
Sexual arousal
(328)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,479)
Lentil beans
(284)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(331)
Feeling hot to the touch
(934)
Runny Nose
(1,623)
floral smells
(361)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(795)
Hands get very hot
(329)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,484)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,746)
Floating Colors
(860)
craving protein
(569)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,812)
Tooth pain
(1,451)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,568)
Eye Drooping
(2,164)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,883)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(372)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(819)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(328)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,536)
Lower leg numbness
(552)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,120)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,895)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(841)
endometriosis
(600)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,942)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,600)
Excessively talkative
(708)
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.
(399)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(592)
Itchy head
(1,904)
fluid in ears
(604)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,890)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,781)
Clammy Hands
(1,160)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,340)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,718)
Tunnel Vision
(1,985)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(531)
Allodynia
(1,859)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(587)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(578)
burned skin feeling
(772)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,817)
Tingling Lips
(1,881)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,805)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(2,079)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,824)
Thick Saliva
(1,031)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,619)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,568)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(932)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,355)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,953)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,942)
Sneezing before migraine
(763)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(619)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,639)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,778)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(783)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,696)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(834)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,692)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,888)
Formed Hallucinations
(853)
Double Vision
(1,949)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,786)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,862)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,894)
Trouble Breathing
(1,647)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,768)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(1,111)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,602)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,578)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,512)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,324)
Single pupil dilation
(2,148)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,706)
Essential Tremor
(1,677)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,774)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,473)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,770)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,742)
Temporary Paralysis
(2,017)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,279)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,754)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,355)
Seizures
(1,759)

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