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Migraine (7,407 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(1,971)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(1,961)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,145)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(1,849)
Nausea
(1,960)
Fatigue
(1,857)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(1,944)
Trouble concentrating
(1,732)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(1,768)
Irritability
(1,809)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(1,937)
Pain in/above one eye
(1,751)
Neck Pain
(1,826)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,663)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,665)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,246)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,244)
Sinus Pressure
(1,879)
Head pain upon waking
(1,259)
Trouble communicating
(1,550)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,744)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,394)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,688)
Dizziness
(1,840)
Blurred Vision
(1,961)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,588)
Vomiting
(1,792)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,237)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(1,883)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,025)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,524)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,451)
Anxiety
(1,647)
Mood Swings
(1,674)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,158)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,564)
Eye pain
(545)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,594)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,718)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(1,790)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(1,788)
Depression
(1,150)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,445)
Cold Extremities
(1,149)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,655)
Insomnia
(1,163)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,511)
Sore spots on head
(1,608)
Loss of Appetite
(1,296)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(159)
Feeling Cold
(647)
Short term memory loss
(1,802)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(168)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,385)
Vivid Dreams
(1,569)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(197)
Disorientation
(1,688)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,572)
migraines more common when on your period
(375)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,146)
Band of pain across temples
(1,061)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(1,871)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(651)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(149)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,039)
Excessive Yawning
(1,759)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(552)
chronic daily headache
(195)
toes freezing cold
(96)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(307)
Dehydration
(4)
feet freezing cold at night
(91)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(57)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(4)
Acute confusional migraine
(4)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(4)
sweating
(106)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(795)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,415)
Pale Face
(1,315)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(23)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(241)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,532)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(156)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(39)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(170)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,310)
Slurring Words
(1,708)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(46)
Twitching Eye
(1,533)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,489)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(1,923)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(45)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(92)
nose freezing cold
(81)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(52)
Mind Racing
(1,611)
Corn, corn based foods
(58)
carotid artery throbbing
(121)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(376)
Lentil beans
(58)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(72)
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!")
(119)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(339)
Long term Memory Problems
(185)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,592)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(98)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(181)
Sexual arousal
(100)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(171)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(306)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,548)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(799)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(120)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,400)
Lost ability to read
(357)
Hands get very hot
(109)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(126)
floral smells
(139)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(113)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(1,754)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,287)
being on birth control pills
(417)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(226)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(347)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,027)
Hunger
(464)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(1,735)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,121)
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.
(173)
Crave carbs before migraine
(507)
Excessive Urination
(1,835)
Watery Eyes
(1,277)
craving protein
(344)
Lower leg numbness
(306)
Vomiting Bile
(641)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,437)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,362)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(256)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(543)
Floating Colors
(580)
Feeling hot to the touch
(710)
Dry Eyes
(1,487)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,508)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(333)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,740)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(588)
endometriosis
(376)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,241)
Excessively talkative
(482)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(612)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(326)
fluid in ears
(380)
Runny Nose
(1,400)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(350)
Eye Drooping
(1,876)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,260)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,527)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(844)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,657)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,332)
Tooth pain
(1,215)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,304)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,588)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,653)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,719)
Itchy head
(1,683)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(399)
burned skin feeling
(550)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,367)
Clammy Hands
(936)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,649)
Sneezing before migraine
(542)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,552)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,087)
Tunnel Vision
(1,698)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(550)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(707)
Allodynia
(1,639)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,570)
Thick Saliva
(801)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,096)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(611)
Formed Hallucinations
(576)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,490)
Tingling Lips
(1,653)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,731)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,344)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,575)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(1,825)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,659)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,381)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,599)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,557)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,456)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,369)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,428)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,636)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,522)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(858)
Double Vision
(1,663)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,631)
Trouble Breathing
(1,422)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,509)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,656)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,344)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,065)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,347)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,235)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,445)
Single pupil dilation
(1,866)
Essential Tremor
(1,431)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,553)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,240)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,465)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,549)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,049)
Temporary Paralysis
(1,767)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,490)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,127)
Seizures
(1,507)

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