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Migraine (7,880 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,078)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,068)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,269)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(1,956)
Nausea
(2,059)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,066)
Fatigue
(1,958)
Trouble concentrating
(1,831)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(1,871)
Irritability
(1,905)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,046)
Pain in/above one eye
(1,855)
Neck Pain
(1,929)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(1,765)
Neck muscle stiffness
(1,770)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,353)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,346)
Sinus Pressure
(1,984)
Head pain upon waking
(1,360)
Trouble communicating
(1,647)
Continuous migraines one after another
(1,844)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,497)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(1,792)
Dizziness
(1,948)
Blurred Vision
(2,084)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,691)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,344)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,146)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,544)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(1,990)
Vomiting
(1,890)
Anxiety
(1,740)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,624)
Eye pain
(645)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,265)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,658)
Mood Swings
(1,768)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,694)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(1,824)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(1,886)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(1,898)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,554)
Depression
(1,243)
Cold Extremities
(1,242)
Insomnia
(1,264)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,748)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(266)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,611)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(285)
Sore spots on head
(1,711)
Loss of Appetite
(1,393)
Short term memory loss
(1,899)
Feeling Cold
(739)
migraines more common when on your period
(466)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(303)
Vivid Dreams
(1,667)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,484)
Disorientation
(1,794)
Band of pain across temples
(1,162)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,680)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(1,980)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,237)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(752)
Dehydration
(101)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(247)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(69)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(650)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(422)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,144)
Excessive Yawning
(1,853)
too little or too much sleep
(9)
depth perception really off
(57)
too tired or too much sleep
(9)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(4)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,530)
sweating
(205)
too hungry
(9)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(886)
toes freezing cold
(203)
chronic daily headache
(291)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(7)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(67)
Always get headache after sex
(1)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(8)
Pale Face
(1,407)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(9)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(6)
onions
(9)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,634)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,045)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(38)
ginko biloba relieves it
(8)
statins and plavics prevents them
(9)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(68)
feet freezing cold at night
(196)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(26)
Slurring Words
(1,818)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,408)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(47)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(62)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,590)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(66)
Mind Racing
(1,708)
Twitching Eye
(1,651)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(56)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(270)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(342)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(45)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(151)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(261)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(1,711)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(97)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(63)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(65)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(94)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,642)
Acute confusional migraine
(94)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(493)
nose freezing cold
(172)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,503)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(444)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(85)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(890)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(93)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,402)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(143)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(286)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(195)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(1,870)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(123)
Lost ability to read
(454)
Long term Memory Problems
(279)
carotid artery throbbing
(215)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(136)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(408)
Corn, corn based foods
(151)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,127)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(137)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(171)
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!")
(214)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(197)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(168)
being on birth control pills
(523)
Lentil beans
(152)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,238)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(1,843)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(265)
Sexual arousal
(196)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(219)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(441)
Watery Eyes
(1,391)
Hunger
(558)
Excessive Urination
(1,945)
floral smells
(230)
Hands get very hot
(200)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,466)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,536)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(332)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(201)
Crave carbs before migraine
(601)
Vomiting Bile
(735)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(228)
Dry Eyes
(1,605)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,626)
craving protein
(437)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(1,835)
Lower leg numbness
(409)
Feeling hot to the touch
(802)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(648)
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.
(268)
Floating Colors
(695)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,341)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(683)
Runny Nose
(1,492)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(706)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,353)
Tooth pain
(1,314)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(439)
Eye Drooping
(1,994)
endometriosis
(468)
Excessively talkative
(576)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,617)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,750)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,434)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(373)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,681)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(958)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,398)
fluid in ears
(470)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(1,755)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(1,811)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(427)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,462)
Itchy head
(1,775)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(449)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,751)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,648)
Clammy Hands
(1,028)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,191)
Tunnel Vision
(1,814)
burned skin feeling
(641)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(487)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,582)
Allodynia
(1,733)
Sneezing before migraine
(632)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,667)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,202)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(799)
Tingling Lips
(1,748)
Elation / Intense energy
(1,824)
Thick Saliva
(895)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(1,929)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(646)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,677)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,436)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,693)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(703)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,480)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(1,776)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,649)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,483)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,555)
Formed Hallucinations
(690)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,537)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(1,741)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,631)
Double Vision
(1,781)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,728)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(958)
Trouble Breathing
(1,513)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,756)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,614)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,449)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,442)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,170)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,351)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,553)
Single pupil dilation
(1,982)
Essential Tremor
(1,534)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,646)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,337)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,581)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,640)
Temporary Paralysis
(1,871)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,143)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,597)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,221)
Seizures
(1,612)

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