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Migraine (9,327 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,357)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,621)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,340)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(2,232)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,394)
Nausea
(2,324)
Fatigue
(2,225)
Trouble concentrating
(2,093)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(2,142)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,353)
Pain in/above one eye
(2,134)
Irritability
(2,159)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(2,035)
Neck Pain
(2,197)
Neck muscle stiffness
(2,034)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,652)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,613)
Sinus Pressure
(2,255)
Head pain upon waking
(1,617)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,764)
Continuous migraines one after another
(2,104)
Trouble communicating
(1,896)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(2,051)
Blurred Vision
(2,417)
Dizziness
(2,223)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,792)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,635)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,476)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,269)
Vomiting
(2,146)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,952)
Eye pain
(904)
Anxiety
(1,988)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,557)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,896)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,874)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(538)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,947)
Mood Swings
(2,006)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(2,101)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(2,189)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(2,125)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,847)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(581)
Depression
(1,489)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(257)
too little or too much sleep
(302)
Loss of Appetite
(1,641)
Insomnia
(1,517)
Cold Extremities
(1,481)
Sore spots on head
(1,959)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,873)
migraines more common when on your period
(703)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,987)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(265)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(573)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(320)
Difficulty finding the right words
(190)
Vivid Dreams
(1,917)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,744)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,273)
Short term memory loss
(2,143)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,967)
Band of pain across temples
(1,413)
Feeling Cold
(974)
Dehydration
(343)
too tired or too much sleep
(263)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,473)
Disorientation
(2,072)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(492)
Barometer changes trigger migraine
(144)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(1,006)
too hungry
(296)
chronic daily headache
(547)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,373)
Excessive Yawning
(2,089)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(900)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,427)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,834)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(716)
depth perception really off
(356)
Pale Face
(1,643)
extreme sensitivity to voices
(168)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(288)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,888)
sweating
(451)
Menstrual Migraine (at onset of period)
(13)
Slurring Words
(2,105)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(1,116)
Intense feeling of dread
(191)
Red wine
(13)
migraine starts after exercise (exercise-induced migraine)
(12)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,653)
Glow around the edges of objects-- like a "halo"
(4)
Pervasive ammonia smell that no one else seems to notice
(4)
Heat intolerance
(11)
Feels like I'm wearing a heavy helmet
(12)
Twitching Eye
(1,956)
jaw pain
(125)
Experience squeezing in chest
(11)
Have autonomic dysfunction
(11)
Eating yogurt or cheese late in the evening results in waking up with migraine
(12)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(2,021)
Alcohol craving
(14)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,843)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,757)
craving salt
(61)
toes freezing cold
(483)
Scintillating scotoma
(48)
Mind Racing
(1,950)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(300)
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
(207)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(390)
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
(157)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(596)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,706)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
(193)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,870)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(1,120)
feet freezing cold at night
(454)
smell cigerettes none there
(111)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(2,180)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(516)
brain feels like it is on fire
(121)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(520)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(787)
Hear a whoshing sound when eyes move from side to side
(117)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(296)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(256)
Lost ability to read
(694)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(301)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,374)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(2,127)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(300)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(722)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(283)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,538)
nose freezing cold
(402)
Sensations of menthol smell
(173)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(243)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(271)
Burning tongue sensation
(176)
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.
(226)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(335)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(545)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(296)
Watery Eyes
(1,688)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(285)
Dry Eyes
(1,906)
Excessive Urination
(2,228)
Muscle fasciculations
(246)
Getting hair colored
(206)
pixilation of vision
(277)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,792)
Vomiting Bile
(979)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(278)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,730)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(343)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,932)
being on birth control pills
(803)
carotid artery throbbing
(444)
onions
(286)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(664)
Always get headache after sex
(230)
Acute confusional migraine
(328)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(503)
Long term Memory Problems
(515)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(2,076)
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!")
(446)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(679)
Hunger
(795)
Crave carbs before migraine
(839)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(473)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(354)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(404)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(276)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,591)
Runny Nose
(1,724)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(446)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(371)
statins and plavics prevents them
(271)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(365)
Feeling hot to the touch
(1,030)
ginko biloba relieves it
(275)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(417)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(333)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(364)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,843)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,580)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,913)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(610)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(313)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(361)
Corn, corn based foods
(385)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(459)
Tooth pain
(1,563)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,983)
Floating Colors
(994)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,677)
Eye Drooping
(2,308)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(365)
Sexual arousal
(432)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(913)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(922)
floral smells
(457)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,641)
Hands get very hot
(425)
Lentil beans
(382)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(461)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,253)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,705)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(2,006)
craving protein
(668)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(2,038)
endometriosis
(700)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(944)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(423)
Lower leg numbness
(665)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(2,002)
Itchy head
(2,002)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(488)
Clammy Hands
(1,261)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,888)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,818)
Excessively talkative
(806)
Tunnel Vision
(2,124)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,457)
fluid in ears
(700)
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.
(499)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(710)
Allodynia
(1,963)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,932)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(2,195)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,921)
Tingling Lips
(1,988)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,913)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,731)
burned skin feeling
(870)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(662)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,662)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(695)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(2,077)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(698)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(1,029)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,770)
Elation / Intense energy
(2,055)
Thick Saliva
(1,136)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,476)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,870)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,806)
Sneezing before migraine
(859)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(2,010)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(714)
Double Vision
(2,091)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,814)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(892)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(935)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,912)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,968)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(2,004)
Formed Hallucinations
(986)
Trouble Breathing
(1,744)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,892)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,727)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,681)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(1,230)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,643)
Single pupil dilation
(2,283)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,447)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,825)
Essential Tremor
(1,792)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,867)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,582)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,863)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,876)
Temporary Paralysis
(2,133)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,380)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,876)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,456)
Seizures
(1,876)

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