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Migraine (9,264 members)

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symptommember ratings (num votes)
Pounding Head
(2,351)
Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
(2,613)
Nagging pain in one side of head
(2,334)
Pulsating, Intractable Pain
(2,226)
Sensitivity to flashing lights
(2,387)
Nausea
(2,317)
Fatigue
(2,220)
Trouble concentrating
(2,086)
Feeling like head is going to explode
(2,136)
Phonophobia (sensitivity to sound)
(2,346)
Pain in/above one eye
(2,127)
Irritability
(2,153)
Extreme pressure/throbbing behind eyes
(2,028)
Neck Pain
(2,191)
Neck muscle stiffness
(2,029)
Sensitivity to movement
(1,646)
Headache that gets worse turns into migraine
(1,607)
Sinus Pressure
(2,249)
Head pain upon waking
(1,611)
Desire to cut out front upper quartile of head
(1,758)
Continuous migraines one after another
(2,098)
Trouble communicating
(1,890)
Occipital Pain (pain at back of head)
(2,045)
Blurred Vision
(2,410)
Dizziness
(2,218)
Sensitivity to Smell/Odors
(1,787)
Scalp/temples very tender/sensitive
(1,628)
Aura / Seeing flashes of light
(2,470)
Vertigo / Dizziness
(2,264)
Vomiting
(2,141)
Shoulder /Back Pain
(1,947)
Eye pain
(899)
Anxiety
(1,983)
Starts at night while sleeping
(1,550)
Sensation of blood rushing and pumping in head
(1,891)
Intense throbbing on both sides of head
(1,869)
neck tightness preceding migraine
(532)
Extreme fatigue preceding a migraine
(1,942)
Mood Swings
(2,000)
Uncoordinated, stumbling, unsteady
(2,096)
Feeling hot, then cold, in cycles
(2,184)
Chocolate / Sugar craving
(2,120)
Changing pattern of migraine over years
(1,840)
Sensitivity to fluorescent lights specifically
(576)
Extreme Fatigue During and After Headache
(252)
Depression
(1,484)
too little or too much sleep
(296)
Loss of Appetite
(1,636)
Cold Extremities
(1,476)
Insomnia
(1,512)
Head feels "tight" all over
(1,868)
Sore spots on head
(1,953)
migraines more common when on your period
(697)
Carbohydrate Cravings
(1,982)
Pain/pressure is so bad you want/need extreme pressure to counteract it...like a vice
(259)
Headache worsens when head is lowered below heart level
(567)
Feeling foggy, disconnected after migraine
(315)
Difficulty finding the right words
(184)
Vivid Dreams
(1,912)
Icepick/Lightning headache
(1,738)
Tinnitus / Ears ringing with repeating noise
(2,267)
Short term memory loss
(2,137)
Feeling Cold
(969)
Band of pain across temples
(1,408)
Flu-like feeling all over
(1,962)
Dehydration
(337)
too tired or too much sleep
(257)
Sensitivity to Touch
(1,468)
Disorientation
(2,065)
head feels foggy proceding migraine, like a cloud in your head
(487)
Barometer changes trigger migraine
(138)
12 to 18 migraines a month
(1,001)
too hungry
(289)
chronic daily headache
(542)
Scotoma / Blindspots in Vision
(2,366)
Several days of non-migraine headaches leading up to migraine
(1,423)
Excessive Yawning
(2,084)
Blotchy vision before migraine, like looking into the sun then away
(1,829)
Intense pressure pushing outwards
(896)
Aura, Scotoma without pain
(711)
depth perception really off
(351)
Pale Face
(1,638)
extreme sensitivity to voices
(163)
a tight band around the head during the migraine with the intense pain
(283)
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
(1,883)
sweating
(446)
Sensitive to tight clothing
(1,111)
Slurring Words
(2,100)
Feels like I'm wearing a heavy helmet
(7)
migraine starts after exercise (exercise-induced migraine)
(7)
Feelings of Detachment
(1,648)
Menstrual Migraine (at onset of period)
(6)
Red wine
(7)
Intense feeling of dread
(185)
Twitching Eye
(1,951)
Heat intolerance
(6)
Experience squeezing in chest
(6)
Have autonomic dysfunction
(6)
jaw pain
(119)
Eating yogurt or cheese late in the evening results in waking up with migraine
(7)
Alcohol craving
(9)
Seeing tiny dots all around before migraine
(2,016)
Pain moves from one side of head to other side
(1,838)
toes freezing cold
(478)
craving salt
(56)
Migraine lasts for a week
(1,751)
Scintillating scotoma
(43)
Mind Racing
(1,945)
Feeling like a hot poker is going through my right eye
(152)
Frequent nasal "allergy" symptoms all the time (not just during migraine)
(295)
msg, monosodium glutamate
(385)
If I don't eat for a long time (24 hours) I get a flu-like migraine
(201)
Hurts to put my head on a pillow
(591)
Wavy visual disturbances
(1,702)
Migraine after eating artificial sweeteners
(187)
Numb or tingling fingers/hands/arms
(1,865)
Sensitive to scratchy clothes
(1,115)
feet freezing cold at night
(449)
smell cigerettes none there
(106)
Dull throbbing pain like a stake is positioned from back of right eye to the back of my neck.
(511)
brain feels like it is on fire
(116)
Eyes want to shut, as though one has been crying for months
(2,174)
Extreme sleepiness about an hour before the pain begins
(515)
Hear a whoshing sound when eyes move from side to side
(112)
wiping my eyes to clear my vision
(781)
Sensitive eyebrows (especially before, after, or during a migraine)
(251)
Sometimes I can see my heart rate in my pupil
(291)
Switching tasks frequently to avoid thinking about pain
(296)
Lost ability to read
(689)
Shooting, sharp pain from behind eyeball to back of head before migraine
(1,369)
Diarrhea or Bowel Incontinence
(2,122)
Eczema (even when you don't have a migraine)
(295)
feeling of rocking, swaying when stilll
(718)
heat rather than cold relieves symptoms
(278)
Sensations of menthol smell
(168)
Hearing sounds/music that are not really there
(238)
Feeling of eye being swollen
(1,533)
nose freezing cold
(397)
Cheeks flush before migraine
(266)
Burning tongue sensation
(170)
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.
(221)
Using computer screen causes confusion
(330)
Extreme sleepy-ness a day or 2 before pain
(540)
Aftermath was hyperalertness and heightened senses the next day
(291)
Watery Eyes
(1,683)
ingestion of alcohol too swiftly
(279)
Dry Eyes
(1,900)
pixilation of vision
(272)
Getting hair colored
(200)
Muscle fasciculations
(241)
Excessive Urination
(2,222)
Tightness above both eyes
(1,787)
euphoria/mania before migrane
(273)
Vomiting Bile
(974)
Weakness in arms and legs
(1,726)
Feels like top of brain is electric
(338)
carotid artery throbbing
(439)
Always get headache after sex
(225)
being on birth control pills
(798)
Burning eyes, hard to keep open
(1,926)
onions
(280)
hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during and after migraine
(659)
Acute confusional migraine
(323)
Long term Memory Problems
(510)
Craving for heavy greasy foods like french fries.
(497)
Aphasia / Inability to speak
(2,071)
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!")
(441)
Intense repetitive thoughts (counting, spelling, etc.)
(675)
Hunger
(790)
Crave carbs before migraine
(834)
upper body gets very cold when falling asleep
(468)
can't look at other people's face because nauseating distortion of features
(349)
Feels like you can't move your body, but you could if you concentrated hard enough
(399)
feel like I can jump tall buildings/ read 5 books at same time
(271)
Feeling of heavy weight sitting on head
(1,587)
statins and plavics prevents them
(266)
Runny Nose
(1,719)
tightness/ pulling sensation of scalp on opposite side of migraine
(366)
Feels like my brain is bleeding
(441)
People's faces replaced by mosaic pattern
(360)
Feeling hot to the touch
(1,025)
ginko biloba relieves it
(270)
feels like hot wax dripping on my brain
(328)
dull ache in in front of head after taking ibuprofen and my vision returns to normal
(412)
smell of burning rubber prior to migraine
(358)
Hormonal Imbalance
(1,838)
Begins with dull ache at top of head
(1,575)
Smell of burning, especially matches but nothing is burning.
(604)
Buchholz diet prevents migraines
(308)
Pins and needles on one side of scalp/face
(1,908)
Appears like the room has split in two/looking through a broken mirror
(356)
Corn, corn based foods
(380)
Severe Insomnia before (cannot sleep for 32 hrs+)
(454)
Tooth pain
(1,558)
Craving Trigger Foods
(1,978)
Floating Colors
(989)
Feeling of cold in the cheek on the opposite side of the head affected by the migraine before or after migraine begins.
(360)
Pain starting in shoulder and moving to head
(1,673)
Eye Drooping
(2,303)
Sexual arousal
(427)
Feeling of full bowels, even though they are not
(917)
Uncomfortable to sit or lie down. Need to pace.
(907)
Unquenchable Thirst
(1,636)
Hands get very hot
(420)
floral smells
(452)
Lentil beans
(377)
swollen eyelids - one sided
(456)
Seeing 'snow' or 'static' in central vision
(1,248)
craving protein
(664)
Metallic taste in mouth
(1,700)
Body aches several hours before migraine
(2,002)
Olfactory Hallucinations
(2,033)
endometriosis
(695)
BCP's help &/or lessen migraines
(418)
Extreme Focus and Productivity before migraine starts
(938)
Lower leg numbness
(660)
Paralysis on one side of the body
(483)
Pressure/hurting nose before migraine
(1,997)
Itchy head
(1,997)
Clammy Hands
(1,256)
Sensitive molars when chewing food
(1,883)
Nasal mucus changes before migraine / stuffy nose
(1,812)
Excessively talkative
(801)
Tunnel Vision
(2,119)
Back muscle spasms/rigidity
(1,452)
fluid in ears
(697)
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.
(494)
rocking motion alleviated by passive motion
(705)
Allodynia
(1,958)
Constant burning sensation in one area of head
(1,926)
Near-Syncope / Fainting
(2,190)
Numbness/tingling in one side of body
(1,916)
Tingling Lips
(1,982)
Dreams of being constantly in motion
(1,908)
just started seeing broken lines going around outer eye that are blue
(657)
burned skin feeling
(865)
Tingling in neck/shoulder
(1,657)
Feeling of shards of broken glass pushing from inside head out
(1,725)
feel like my ears are bleeding inside
(690)
Seeing a bright shadow coming out of words when reading
(2,072)
mal de debarquement syndrome
(693)
Ears suddenly get hot to the touch and appear bright red before a migraine
(1,024)
Synesthesia more noticeable before migraine
(1,765)
Thick Saliva
(1,131)
Elation / Intense energy
(2,050)
Hotspot on top of head
(1,471)
Feeling of neurons going crazy
(1,865)
Inner Ear Pain
(1,800)
Sneezing before migraine
(854)
Smelling bacon cooking - and there is none!
(710)
Drooping/numbness on one side of face
(2,005)
Crackling feeling inside head
(1,809)
Double Vision
(2,086)
Scalpel / cutting sensation on forehead
(887)
Having the urge to do extreme things before migraine starts
(930)
Feeling of "echo" head
(1,907)
Sensation that arms or legs are not part of body
(1,963)
Facial tightness up to 24 hours before migraine
(1,999)
Formed Hallucinations
(981)
Trouble Breathing
(1,739)
Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
(1,887)
Starts out feeling like an ear ache
(1,721)
Loss of ability to taste food
(1,676)
Extreme sensitivity to Tyramine
(1,225)
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
(1,639)
Feeling of fluid on back of head
(1,443)
Single pupil dilation
(2,277)
Basal Temperature Drop
(1,820)
Essential Tremor
(1,788)
Ascending numbness, from hands to arm to head
(1,862)
Pain in one complete side of body
(1,577)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
(1,858)
Burning coal sensation under eye
(1,870)
Temporary Paralysis
(2,128)
Itchy tongue on same side as migraine
(1,376)
Excessive ear wax before migraine
(1,872)
Itchy teeth on same side as migraine
(1,452)
Seizures
(1,871)

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