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Migraine (7,242 members)

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276 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(873)
Passage of Time
(371)
Sleep
(1,022)
Eliminate Red Wine
(560)
Avoid smoke
(340)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(89)
Eliminate MSG
(465)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(223)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(630)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(65)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(306)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(373)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(908)
Cooling headbands
(288)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(41)
Maxalt
(579)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(239)
Ice
(577)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(379)
Ice pack at base of neck
(87)
Reduce stress
(351)
Zomig
(379)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(133)
Relpax
(314)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(83)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(297)
Morphine
(178)
Dietary changes
(774)
Control blood sugar
(293)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(41)
Phenegram Suppository
(57)
Pregnancy
(102)
Eliminate alcohol
(542)
Increase hydration
(663)
Wear a sleep mask
(217)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(36)
Foot Massage
(185)
Oxygen
(102)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(200)
Axert
(148)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(17)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(11)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(140)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(30)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(28)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(304)
Medical Marijuana
(88)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(83)
Caffeine
(874)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(164)
Meperdine
(42)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(4)
Botox
(182)
Gluten-Free Diet
(131)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(5)
Corticosteroids
(113)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(8)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(28)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(218)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(8)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(159)
Excedrin Migraine
(743)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(12)
Hydrocodone
(449)
Nerve Block Injection
(152)
Food Elimination
(3)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(241)
Regular Exercise
(636)
smell/suck on green apple
(2)
Amber Contact Lenses
(2)
Mindfulness
(126)
Avoid Cheese
(243)
Noise cancelling headphones
(51)
Almogran
(5)
Neck Massage
(731)
Cervical Epidural Block
(46)
Shot of espresso
(283)
Scalp Massage
(264)
Zomigoro
(3)
LipiGesic M
(3)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(133)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(20)
Hypnotherapy
(1)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
very small dose of LSD
(1)
Esgic +
(1)
Avoid tyramine
(4)
Percocet
(222)
Vivactyl
(7)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(27)
Reflexology
(67)
Nadolol
(2)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(2)
Norgesic
(2)
Energy Medicine
(53)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(19)
Amerge
(161)
Isometheptene
(5)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(11)
Synalgos-DC
(3)
GelStat Migraine
(3)
Turn off heat in house at night
(12)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(12)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(4)
Prednisone
(236)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(16)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(19)
Toradol
(241)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(2)
Paleolithic Diet
(2)
Alexander Technique
(11)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(206)
Avoid nightshades
(30)
Grooming
(3)
Physical Therapy
(107)
Methylprednisone
(19)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(13)
Relax and breathe deeply
(319)
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
(1)
Florinef
(1)
mucinex sinus-max
(1)
Midodrine
(1)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(2)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(79)
Deviated Septum Correction
(6)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(166)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(3)
BC Powder
(75)
Moist heat back
(7)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(7)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(4)
Imigran Nose Spray
(89)
Migrelief
(105)
Prescription Prophylactics
(112)
Depakine
(9)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Biofeedback
(220)
Sinus Buster Spray
(20)
Sibelium
(20)
Cold shower
(153)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(10)
Pressure on temples
(304)
accupressure
(45)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(111)
Pizotifen
(4)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(4)
Ayurveda
(18)
Namenda
(40)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(12)
Xanax
(12)
butterbur
(37)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,022)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(13)
CPAP machine
(49)
Physical act of eating
(147)
peppermint schnapps
(3)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(178)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(114)
Crystal Therapy
(15)
Methergine
(19)
Chiropractic
(232)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(344)
Atacand
(9)
Phenobarbital
(66)
Sphenopalatine Block
(7)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(46)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(175)
Ginger Ale
(210)
Magnesium
(548)
Flexiril
(219)
Skelaxin
(80)
Hot Shower
(543)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
Chinese Herbs
(60)
Indomethacin
(68)
Clonazepam
(137)
5-HTP
(35)
Smell peppermint
(169)
Transdermal Estradiol
(32)
Baclofen
(41)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(85)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(61)
Progesterone (natural)
(48)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(617)
Rolfing Sessions
(31)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(77)
Eat potato products
(96)
Midol
(49)
Bite guard for TMJ
(116)
Mobic
(36)
Chiropractic Treatment
(476)
Midrin
(296)
Naturopathic Treatment
(130)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(364)
Eliminate eggs
(135)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(187)
Acupuncture
(423)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(28)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(133)
Ginger capsules
(65)
TENS
(125)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(748)
Cupping
(30)
Vit D3
(124)
Vitamin B6
(102)
Depacon
(29)
Codeine with Tylenol
(366)
long hot bath
(62)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(69)
Yoga
(325)
Sour or hot candy
(47)
Vitamin B2
(375)
Masturbation
(187)
Reduce salt intake
(182)
Zanaflex
(42)
Cafergot
(142)
Gabapentin
(37)
L-Arginine
(38)
Happy thoughts
(239)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(103)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(97)
Weight Training
(105)
Blood Pressure medicine
(362)
Metaprolol
(70)
Salty foods
(203)
Keppra
(25)
SSRI
(257)
Soothing music
(197)
Coenzyme Q10
(291)
DHE Capsules
(21)
Vitamin B-12
(239)
Vick's Vaporub
(119)
Celexa
(59)
Hot Pack
(270)
Singulair
(30)
Eating spicy food
(74)
Tylenol PM
(76)
Gatorade
(155)
Verapamil
(208)
Calcium
(110)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(417)
Lamotrigine
(57)
Zonegran
(67)
Levaquin
(39)
Lisinopril
(59)
Lithium
(44)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(764)
Neurontin
(219)
Noritriptyline
(217)
Seroquel
(57)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(244)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(200)
Heat
(375)
Feverfew
(283)
Amitriptyline
(400)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(78)
Reglan with Aspirin
(55)
Sex
(126)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(706)
Lexapro
(167)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(87)
Depakote
(260)
Melatonin
(246)
Cymbalta
(179)
Depo Provera
(61)
Effexor XR
(235)
Paxil
(117)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(54)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(568)
Alcoholic beverage
(245)

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