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Migraine (8,820 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,263)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,249)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,500)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(2,140)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,281)
Nausea
(2,237)
Fatigue
(2,133)
Trouble concentrating
(2,004)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(2,046)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,248)
Irritability
(2,077)
Pain in/above one eye
(2,041)
Neck Pain
(2,103)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,940)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,940)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,552)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,524)
Sinus Pressure
(2,164)
Head pain upon waking
(1,529)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,676)
Continuous migraines one after another
(2,013)
Trouble communicating
(1,813)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,962)
Dizziness
(2,130)
Blurred Vision
(2,302)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,712)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,535)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,365)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,860)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,176)
Vomiting
(2,061)
Eye pain
(815)
Anxiety
(1,910)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,461)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,789)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,823)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(2,008)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,863)
Mood Swings
(1,926)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(2,092)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(443)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(2,048)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,748)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(482)
Depression
(1,408)
Cold Extremities
(1,406)
Insomnia
(1,431)
Loss of Appetite
(1,561)
Sore spots on head
(1,874)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,781)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,909)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(167)
too little or too much sleep
(206)
migraines more common when on your period
(625)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(479)
Vivid Dreams
(1,833)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(175)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(237)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,656)
Feeling Cold
(899)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,173)
Short term memory loss
(2,060)
Difficulty finding the right words
(109)
Band of pain across temples
(1,326)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,872)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,398)
Disorientation
(1,977)
Dehydration
(266)
too tired or too much sleep
(177)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(410)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(921)
chronic daily headache
(459)
Barometer changes trigger migraine
(56)
too hungry
(202)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(815)
Excessive Yawning
(2,013)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,261)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(616)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,332)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,733)
depth perception really off
(258)
Pale Face
(1,568)
sweating
(366)
extreme sensitivity to voices
(91)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,800)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(1,041)
jaw pain
(39)
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
(74)
Slurring Words
(2,010)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,571)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(204)
Intense feeling of dread
(112)
Twitching Eye
(1,855)
toes freezing cold
(391)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(225)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,757)
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
(116)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,918)
Hear a whoshing sound when eyes move from side to side
(27)
smell cigerettes none there
(38)
brain feels like it is on fire
(41)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
(117)
Mind Racing
(1,870)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,669)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(508)
feet freezing cold at night
(370)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(314)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(431)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,799)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(200)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,604)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(432)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(1,045)
Sensations of menthol smell
(100)
Burning tongue sensation
(102)
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.
(130)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(182)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(180)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(687)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(226)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(2,076)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(192)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(166)
Muscle fasciculations
(160)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(259)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(220)
Lost ability to read
(614)
Getting hair colored
(114)
pixilation of vision
(180)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(630)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(223)
nose freezing cold
(329)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,289)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(457)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(194)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(204)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,439)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(2,033)
onions
(195)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(259)
Always get headache after sex
(158)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(577)
Acute confusional migraine
(251)
Watery Eyes
(1,589)
Long term Memory Problems
(440)
Excessive Urination
(2,130)
carotid artery throbbing
(371)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,705)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,640)
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!")
(370)
Dry Eyes
(1,804)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(202)
statins and plavics prevents them
(183)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(426)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(255)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(383)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(317)
Vomiting Bile
(899)
being on birth control pills
(709)
ginko biloba relieves it
(186)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(601)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(287)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(249)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(265)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,828)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,996)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(291)
Hunger
(717)
Crave carbs before migraine
(762)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(242)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(263)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(362)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(334)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(521)
Corn, corn based foods
(310)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(291)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(378)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,505)
Runny Nose
(1,650)
Sexual arousal
(353)
Feeling hot to the touch
(960)
Lentil beans
(308)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(364)
Hands get very hot
(353)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,771)
floral smells
(385)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,507)
Floating Colors
(894)
Tooth pain
(1,477)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,838)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,593)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(825)
Eye Drooping
(2,203)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,908)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(844)
craving protein
(593)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(401)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,562)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(353)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,155)
Lower leg numbness
(579)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,921)
endometriosis
(626)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(867)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,966)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,626)
Excessively talkative
(732)
Itchy head
(1,930)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,916)
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.
(424)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,808)
fluid in ears
(628)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(621)
Clammy Hands
(1,186)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,369)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,742)
Tunnel Vision
(2,020)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(565)
Allodynia
(1,883)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,845)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(608)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(613)
burned skin feeling
(796)
Tingling Lips
(1,908)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(2,107)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,831)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,849)
Thick Saliva
(1,058)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,592)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,977)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,645)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,980)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,385)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(958)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,670)
Sneezing before migraine
(786)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(642)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,802)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,722)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(809)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(860)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,723)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,918)
Double Vision
(1,985)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,817)
Formed Hallucinations
(889)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,887)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,920)
Trouble Breathing
(1,672)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,799)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,634)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,603)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(1,140)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,546)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,354)
Single pupil dilation
(2,185)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,735)
Essential Tremor
(1,705)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,797)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,498)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,777)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,794)
Temporary Paralysis
(2,044)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,304)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,784)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,381)
Seizures
(1,787)

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