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Prescription drugs (113) Tried it?How effective?
Maxalt Y | N Rating Saved
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray Y | N Rating Saved
Midrin Y | N Rating Saved
Propranolol (Inderal) Y | N Rating Saved
Topiramate (Topamax) Y | N Rating Saved
Zonegran Y | N Rating Saved
Verapamil Y | N Rating Saved
Effexor XR Y | N Rating Saved
Namenda Y | N Rating Saved
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan) Y | N Rating Saved
Zomig Y | N Rating Saved
Amerge Y | N Rating Saved
Axert Y | N Rating Saved
Relpax Y | N Rating Saved
Treximet (formerly Trexima) Y | N Rating Saved
Atacand Y | N Rating Saved
Toradol Y | N Rating Saved
Depacon Y | N Rating Saved
Nerve Block Injection Y | N Rating Saved
Botox Y | N Rating Saved
Sibelium Y | N Rating Saved
Naproxen (Aleve) Y | N Rating Saved
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Amitriptyline Y | N Rating Saved
Noritriptyline Y | N Rating Saved
Depakote Y | N Rating Saved
Methergine Y | N Rating Saved
Hydrocodone Y | N Rating Saved
Imigran Nose Spray Y | N Rating Saved
SSRI Y | N Rating Saved
Metaprolol Y | N Rating Saved
Lithium Y | N Rating Saved
Blood Pressure medicine Y | N Rating Saved
Frovatriptan (Frova) Y | N Rating Saved
Phenobarbital Y | N Rating Saved
Propoxyphene (Darvocet) Y | N Rating Saved
Lamotrigine Y | N Rating Saved
Emsam (MAOI) Y | N Rating Saved
Seroquel Y | N Rating Saved
Cymbalta Y | N Rating Saved
Levaquin Y | N Rating Saved
Lexapro Y | N Rating Saved
Meperdine Y | N Rating Saved
Neurontin Y | N Rating Saved
Prednisone Y | N Rating Saved
Tramadol (Ultram) Y | N Rating Saved
Morphine Y | N Rating Saved
Clonazepam Y | N Rating Saved
Depo Provera Y | N Rating Saved
Butorphanol (Stadol) Y | N Rating Saved
Synalgos-DC Y | N Rating Saved
Skelaxin Y | N Rating Saved
Flexiril Y | N Rating Saved
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine) Y | N Rating Saved
Percocet Y | N Rating Saved
Cafergot Y | N Rating Saved
Baclofen Y | N Rating Saved
Corticosteroids Y | N Rating Saved
Codeine with Tylenol Y | N Rating Saved
Indomethacin Y | N Rating Saved
Reglan with Aspirin Y | N Rating Saved
Paxil Y | N Rating Saved
Prescription Prophylactics Y | N Rating Saved
Pregabalin (Lyrica) Y | N Rating Saved
Calcium Channel Blocker Y | N Rating Saved
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE Y | N Rating Saved
Phrenilin with Imitrex Y | N Rating Saved
Mobic Y | N Rating Saved
Zanaflex Y | N Rating Saved
DHE Capsules Y | N Rating Saved
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection Y | N Rating Saved
Vivactyl Y | N Rating Saved
Celexa Y | N Rating Saved
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together Y | N Rating Saved
Almogran (Almotriptan) Y | N Rating Saved
Nebilox (Nebivolol) Y | N Rating Saved
Keppra Y | N Rating Saved
Phenegram Suppository Y | N Rating Saved
Isometheptene Y | N Rating Saved
Transdermal Estradiol Y | N Rating Saved
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Y | N Rating Saved
Depakine Y | N Rating Saved
Ambien (zolpidem) Y | N Rating Saved
Almogran Y | N Rating Saved
Zomigoro Y | N Rating Saved
Pizotifen Y | N Rating Saved
Singulair Y | N Rating Saved
Gabapentin Y | N Rating Saved
Methylprednisone Y | N Rating Saved
Norgesic Y | N Rating Saved
Prochlorperazine (Compazine) Y | N Rating Saved
Naratriptan (Naramig) Y | N Rating Saved
I have taken 200mg of Celebrex for 2 years and it has reduced my migraines from 3-4 per week to one every 13-17 days Y | N Rating Saved
Nadolol Y | N Rating Saved
Xanax Y | N Rating Saved
Esgic + Y | N Rating Saved
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray Y | N Rating Saved
Amber Contact Lenses Y | N Rating Saved
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet Y | N Rating Saved
Florinef Y | N Rating Saved
Midodrine Y | N Rating Saved
meloxicam Y | N Rating Saved
Barbituates Y | N Rating Saved
Statins and Plavic prevent them Y | N Rating Saved
ergot drugs Y | N Rating Saved
Fentanyl in IV Y | N Rating Saved
Ketoprofen Y | N Rating Saved
Phenegren & benadryl together Y | N Rating Saved
IV Cocktail (dexamethasone, raglan, benadryl, toreador, & fluids) Y | N Rating Saved
Excedrine Migraine and Phenergan Y | N Rating Saved
Vicodin+Maxalt Y | N Rating Saved
Trampterene/Hctz Y | N Rating Saved
Alternative / other treatments (70) Tried it?How effective?
Naturopathic Treatment Y | N Rating Saved
Biofeedback Y | N Rating Saved
Chiropractic Treatment Y | N Rating Saved
Acupuncture Y | N Rating Saved
Feverfew Y | N Rating Saved
Neck Massage Y | N Rating Saved
Wear earplugs to sleep Y | N Rating Saved
Wrap an ice bandage around head Y | N Rating Saved
Wear a sleep mask Y | N Rating Saved
Foot Massage Y | N Rating Saved
Cranial Sacral Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Bioresonance Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Yoga Y | N Rating Saved
Ice Y | N Rating Saved
Butterbur/Petadolex Y | N Rating Saved
Ayurveda Y | N Rating Saved
TENS Y | N Rating Saved
Crystal Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Energy Medicine Y | N Rating Saved
Happy thoughts Y | N Rating Saved
Oxygen Y | N Rating Saved
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel Y | N Rating Saved
Alcoholic beverage Y | N Rating Saved
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most Y | N Rating Saved
Hot Pack Y | N Rating Saved
Reflexology Y | N Rating Saved
Shot of espresso Y | N Rating Saved
Meditation / Zen Meditation Y | N Rating Saved
Dark room and NO NOISE! Y | N Rating Saved
CPAP machine Y | N Rating Saved
Physical Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Medical Marijuana Y | N Rating Saved
Atlasprofilax Y | N Rating Saved
Noise cancelling headphones Y | N Rating Saved
Mindfulness Y | N Rating Saved
Chiropractic Y | N Rating Saved
Scalp Massage Y | N Rating Saved
Cupping Y | N Rating Saved
Chinese Herbs Y | N Rating Saved
Helminthic Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Bite guard for TMJ Y | N Rating Saved
Sinus Buster Spray Y | N Rating Saved
Alexander Technique Y | N Rating Saved
accupressure Y | N Rating Saved
avoid checking a million little boxes! Y | N Rating Saved
Nighttime Biofeedback Y | N Rating Saved
very small dose of LSD Y | N Rating Saved
Moist heat back Y | N Rating Saved
Apply electric heating pad to lower back Y | N Rating Saved
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads Y | N Rating Saved
Sleeping with something heavy on head Y | N Rating Saved
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located Y | N Rating Saved
Blow blow-dryer in face Y | N Rating Saved
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses Y | N Rating Saved
Hypnotherapy Y | N Rating Saved
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water Y | N Rating Saved
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment) Y | N Rating Saved
cefaly machine Y | N Rating Saved
Fisher-Wallace Device Y | N Rating Saved
Avoid certain beers Y | N Rating Saved
avoid red wine Y | N Rating Saved
Oral Sex Y | N Rating Saved
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck Y | N Rating Saved
Placing hands and feet into cold water Y | N Rating Saved
IV Magnesium and or IV meyers coctail Y | N Rating Saved
Injections, myofascial and neural therapy (especially sphenopalatine ganglion injection, instant pain relief) Y | N Rating Saved
pranayam Y | N Rating Saved
abc Y | N Rating Saved
Snorting cayenne pepper Y | N Rating Saved
Frankinscense / Pepermint EO combo Y | N Rating Saved
Lifestyle / dietary changes and home remedies (94) Tried it?How effective?
Dietary changes Y | N Rating Saved
Lisinopril Y | N Rating Saved
Avoid heavy backpacks Y | N Rating Saved
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas) Y | N Rating Saved
Control blood sugar Y | N Rating Saved
Caffeine Y | N Rating Saved
Sleep Y | N Rating Saved
Salty foods Y | N Rating Saved
Eliminate eggs Y | N Rating Saved
Eliminate Red Wine Y | N Rating Saved
Rolfing Sessions Y | N Rating Saved
Avoid Cheese Y | N Rating Saved
Heat Y | N Rating Saved
Hot Shower Y | N Rating Saved
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine Y | N Rating Saved
Headstand (10-20 seconds) Y | N Rating Saved
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine Y | N Rating Saved
Eliminate MSG Y | N Rating Saved
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose Y | N Rating Saved
Regular Exercise Y | N Rating Saved
Increase hydration Y | N Rating Saved
Ginger Ale Y | N Rating Saved
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles Y | N Rating Saved
Eliminate alcohol Y | N Rating Saved
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption Y | N Rating Saved
Cooling headbands Y | N Rating Saved
Reduce salt intake Y | N Rating Saved
Sour or hot candy Y | N Rating Saved
Gatorade Y | N Rating Saved
Eat potato products Y | N Rating Saved
Stop Smoking Cigarettes Y | N Rating Saved
Cold shower Y | N Rating Saved
Vick's Vaporub Y | N Rating Saved
Pressure on temples Y | N Rating Saved
Physical act of eating Y | N Rating Saved
Weight Training Y | N Rating Saved
Avoid smoke Y | N Rating Saved
Step outside in extreme cold weather Y | N Rating Saved
Smell peppermint Y | N Rating Saved
Soothing music Y | N Rating Saved
Calcium Y | N Rating Saved
Gluten-Free Diet Y | N Rating Saved
Reduce stress Y | N Rating Saved
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program" Y | N Rating Saved
Masturbation Y | N Rating Saved
Passage of Time Y | N Rating Saved
Squeezing/Compressing head Y | N Rating Saved
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold Y | N Rating Saved
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water Y | N Rating Saved
Relax and breathe deeply Y | N Rating Saved
Pregnancy Y | N Rating Saved
Eating spicy food Y | N Rating Saved
Avoid nightshades Y | N Rating Saved
Sex Y | N Rating Saved
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep Y | N Rating Saved
long hot bath Y | N Rating Saved
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet Y | N Rating Saved
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative) Y | N Rating Saved
Ice pack at base of neck Y | N Rating Saved
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar) Y | N Rating Saved
peppermint schnapps Y | N Rating Saved
smell/suck on green apple Y | N Rating Saved
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head Y | N Rating Saved
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye Y | N Rating Saved
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works) Y | N Rating Saved
Turn off/avoid direct light Y | N Rating Saved
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc) Y | N Rating Saved
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light Y | N Rating Saved
Grooming Y | N Rating Saved
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine Y | N Rating Saved
try to maintain regular sleep schedule Y | N Rating Saved
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache Y | N Rating Saved
Turn off heat in house at night Y | N Rating Saved
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily Y | N Rating Saved
Avoid tyramine Y | N Rating Saved
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol Y | N Rating Saved
Paleolithic Diet Y | N Rating Saved
Food Elimination Y | N Rating Saved
Grape Juice Y | N Rating Saved
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens Y | N Rating Saved
Eliminate garlic and onions Y | N Rating Saved
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple) Y | N Rating Saved
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy) Y | N Rating Saved
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated Y | N Rating Saved
Aromatherapy Y | N Rating Saved
avoid onions, has sulfur in them Y | N Rating Saved
Avoid constipation Y | N Rating Saved
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause Y | N Rating Saved
Avoid dehydration Y | N Rating Saved
Low Glycemic Index Diet Y | N Rating Saved
schedule work every day Y | N Rating Saved
Dried Ginger Y | N Rating Saved
Eliminate fluoridated water Y | N Rating Saved
Breathe in and out of a paper bag at first sign of aura, until aura disappears Y | N Rating Saved
Over-the-counter medications and supplements (47) Tried it?How effective?
Magnesium Y | N Rating Saved
Coenzyme Q10 Y | N Rating Saved
Vitamin B2 Y | N Rating Saved
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) Y | N Rating Saved
L-Arginine Y | N Rating Saved
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray Y | N Rating Saved
Excedrin Migraine Y | N Rating Saved
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol) Y | N Rating Saved
Melatonin Y | N Rating Saved
Aspirin/Salicylic acid Y | N Rating Saved
Migrelief Y | N Rating Saved
BC Powder Y | N Rating Saved
Aromatherapy - Rosemary Y | N Rating Saved
Vitamin B-12 Y | N Rating Saved
Ginger capsules Y | N Rating Saved
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) Y | N Rating Saved
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate) Y | N Rating Saved
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead Y | N Rating Saved
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine) Y | N Rating Saved
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic) Y | N Rating Saved
Excedrin Extra Strength Y | N Rating Saved
Progesterone (natural) Y | N Rating Saved
Vit D3 Y | N Rating Saved
Vitamin B6 Y | N Rating Saved
Tylenol PM Y | N Rating Saved
Sudafed and Acetaminophen Y | N Rating Saved
GelStat Migraine Y | N Rating Saved
5-HTP Y | N Rating Saved
Domperidone (suppository) Y | N Rating Saved
Midol Y | N Rating Saved
LipiGesic M Y | N Rating Saved
butterbur Y | N Rating Saved
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away Y | N Rating Saved
ibuprofen at first sign of aura Y | N Rating Saved
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs Y | N Rating Saved
mucinex sinus-max Y | N Rating Saved
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg Y | N Rating Saved
Aspirin with codeine Y | N Rating Saved
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil Y | N Rating Saved
ginko biloba Y | N Rating Saved
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein Y | N Rating Saved
Tylenol + Dramamine Y | N Rating Saved
goodys powder & caffine Y | N Rating Saved
extra strenght asprin, aleve, acetaminophen, ibuprophen, caffeine 200mg Y | N Rating Saved
Nasal Decongestant Y | N Rating Saved
Dr. Rath Multi-Vitamin Y | N Rating Saved
Afrin Y | N Rating Saved
Surgical (5) Tried it?How effective?
Cervical Epidural Block Y | N Rating Saved
Occipital Nerve Stimulator Y | N Rating Saved
Sphenopalatine Block Y | N Rating Saved
Deviated Septum Correction Y | N Rating Saved
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure Y | N Rating Saved

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