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Migraine (7,687 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
Vertigo / Dizziness
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
Eye pain
Mood Swings
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
Starts at night while sleeping
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
Chocolate / Sugar craving
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
Changing pattern of migraine over years
Cold Extremities
Carbohydrate Cravings
Head feels "tight" all over
Sore spots on head
Loss of Appetite
neck tightness preceding migraine
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
Feeling Cold
Short term memory loss
migraines more common when on your period
Vivid Dreams
Icepick/Lightning headache
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
Flu-like feeling all over
Band of pain across temples
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
Sensitivity to Touch
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
12 to 18 migraines a month
Aura, Scotoma without pain
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
Intense pressure pushing outwards
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
Excessive Yawning
depth perception really off
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
Sensitive to tight clothing
toes freezing cold
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
chronic daily headache
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
Pale Face
feet freezing cold at night
euphoria/mania before migrane
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
Feelings of Detachment
msg, monosodium glutamate
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
Slurring Words
Using computer screen causes confusion
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
Twitching Eye
Mind Racing
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
Feels like top of brain is electric
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
Acute confusional migraine
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
nose freezing cold
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
Migraine lasts for a week
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
carotid artery throbbing
Wavy visual disturbances
Long term Memory Problems
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
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.
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
Lost ability to read
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
swollen eyelids - one sided
Lentil beans
Feels like my brain is bleeding
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!")
Sexual arousal
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
being on birth control pills
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
Feeling of eye being swollen
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
Hands get very hot
floral smells
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
Watery Eyes
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
Paralysis on one side of the body
Crave carbs before migraine
Excessive Urination
Tightness above both eyes
Weakness in arms and legs
Vomiting Bile
craving protein
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.
Lower leg numbness
Dry Eyes
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
Aphasia / Inability to speak
Floating Colors
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
Feeling hot to the touch
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
Excessively talkative
Runny Nose
Begins with dull ache at top of head
Tooth pain
Eye Drooping
Craving Trigger Foods
Hormonal Imbalance
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
fluid in ears
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
Unquenchable Thirst
mal de debarquement syndrome
Body aches several hours before migraine
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
Olfactory Hallucinations
Metallic taste in mouth
Itchy head
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
Clammy Hands
Sensitive molars when chewing food
burned skin feeling
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
Tunnel Vision
Sneezing before migraine
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
Dreams of being constantly in motion
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
Hotspot on top of head
Thick Saliva
Tingling Lips
Near-Syncope / Fainting
Elation / Intense energy
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
Tingling in neck/shoulder
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
Formed Hallucinations
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
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
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
Trouble Breathing
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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