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Migraine (9,129 members)

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327 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,093)
Passage of Time
(473)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(208)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(155)
Sleep
(1,189)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(108)
Avoid smoke
(419)
Eliminate Red Wine
(651)
Eliminate MSG
(554)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(283)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(743)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(376)
Cooling headbands
(324)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(502)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(79)
Ice pack at base of neck
(187)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,099)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(164)
avoid red wine
(61)
Maxalt
(696)
Ice
(699)
Reduce stress
(459)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(315)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(461)
Zomig
(442)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(74)
Relpax
(374)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(143)
Dietary changes
(927)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(35)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(366)
Morphine
(230)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(114)
Avoid certain beers
(22)
Food Elimination
(69)
Eliminate alcohol
(645)
Pregnancy
(136)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(50)
Phenegram Suppository
(79)
Control blood sugar
(361)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(56)
Increase hydration
(812)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(393)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(157)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(37)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(84)
Oxygen
(134)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(112)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(39)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(104)
Axert
(171)
Avoid dehydration
(35)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(38)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(244)
Wear a sleep mask
(281)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(192)
very small dose of LSD
(7)
Foot Massage
(215)
Caffeine
(1,031)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(14)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(21)
Excedrin Migraine
(893)
Medical Marijuana
(125)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(209)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(8)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(33)
Gluten-Free Diet
(195)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(17)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(20)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(73)
IV Magnesium and or IV meyers coctail
(5)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(48)
Botox
(226)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(189)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(22)
Avoid constipation
(17)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(264)
Almogran
(7)
Shot of espresso
(363)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(8)
Amber Contact Lenses
(3)
Scalp Massage
(349)
extra strenght asprin, aleve, acetaminophen, ibuprophen, caffeine 200mg
(6)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(41)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(4)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Zomigoro
(4)
Amerge
(187)
Fentanyl in IV
(8)
Vivactyl
(8)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(169)
Avoid tyramine
(25)
Hypnotherapy
(14)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(39)
Neck Massage
(890)
Regular Exercise
(760)
Injections, myofascial and neural therapy (especially sphenopalatine ganglion injection, instant pain relief)
(3)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(45)
Helminthic Therapy
(6)
Barbituates
(9)
goodys powder & caffine
(9)
Meperdine
(51)
Cervical Epidural Block
(54)
Hydrocodone
(553)
Vicodin+Maxalt
(1)
Avoid Cheese
(313)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(24)
Ketoprofen
(7)
Esgic +
(7)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(13)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(335)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(301)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(2)
Dr. Rath Multi-Vitamin
(2)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(5)
Nadolol
(8)
IV Cocktail (dexamethasone, raglan, benadryl, toreador, & fluids)
(8)
Isometheptene
(8)
Turn off heat in house at night
(57)
Nerve Block Injection
(179)
schedule work every day
(3)
Breathe in and out of a paper bag at first sign of aura, until aura disappears
(3)
Imigran Nose Spray
(108)
Nasal Decongestant
(6)
Dried Ginger
(6)
BC Powder
(98)
Snorting cayenne pepper
(1)
Eliminate fluoridated water
(4)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(7)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(16)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(19)
Mindfulness
(168)
Energy Medicine
(67)
Domperidone (suppository)
(8)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
GelStat Migraine
(5)
Reflexology
(87)
Toradol
(293)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(27)
Bioresonance Therapy
(12)
cefaly machine
(9)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(9)
Noise cancelling headphones
(65)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(7)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(202)
Percocet
(276)
accupressure
(84)
Excedrine Migraine and Phenergan
(24)
Alexander Technique
(15)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(9)
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
(6)
Relax and breathe deeply
(424)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(35)
Methylprednisone
(35)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(88)
smell/suck on green apple
(7)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(426)
Placing hands and feet into cold water
(8)
Prednisone
(290)
Ayurveda
(25)
meloxicam
(15)
Corticosteroids
(137)
Cold shower
(181)
Aspirin with codeine
(26)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,187)
Migrelief
(124)
Xanax
(44)
mucinex sinus-max
(10)
Chiropractic
(306)
Pizotifen
(4)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(11)
Prescription Prophylactics
(140)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Norgesic
(8)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(8)
ergot drugs
(29)
Phenobarbital
(85)
Biofeedback
(254)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(12)
Oral Sex
(12)
Avoid nightshades
(48)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
Sibelium
(24)
Paleolithic Diet
(28)
Namenda
(54)
Midodrine
(7)
Moist heat back
(30)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Trampterene/Hctz
(1)
abc
(1)
pranayam
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Florinef
(5)
Deviated Septum Correction
(20)
Sphenopalatine Block
(9)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(44)
Grape Juice
(14)
Magnesium
(671)
Hot Shower
(641)
Physical Therapy
(142)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(38)
Depakine
(11)
Pressure on temples
(413)
Grooming
(19)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(148)
butterbur
(61)
Ginger Ale
(265)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(86)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(58)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(18)
peppermint schnapps
(6)
Emsam (MAOI)
(7)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(114)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(140)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(207)
Atacand
(13)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(9)
Methergine
(26)
Naturopathic Treatment
(175)
Bite guard for TMJ
(171)
Chiropractic Treatment
(593)
ginko biloba
(11)
Sinus Buster Spray
(33)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(255)
Clonazepam
(175)
Flexiril
(275)
Skelaxin
(91)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(473)
Midol
(79)
Crystal Therapy
(24)
Aromatherapy
(29)
Smell peppermint
(232)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(117)
CPAP machine
(71)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(202)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(45)
Acupuncture
(501)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(19)
Chinese Herbs
(87)
Indomethacin
(81)
Eat potato products
(126)
Ginger capsules
(85)
DHE Capsules
(25)
Physical act of eating
(189)
long hot bath
(121)
Eliminate eggs
(161)
Midrin
(347)
Transdermal Estradiol
(46)
Codeine with Tylenol
(460)
5-HTP
(59)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(730)
Masturbation
(248)
Cupping
(50)
Sour or hot candy
(58)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(43)
Zanaflex
(50)
Yoga
(398)
Mobic
(51)
Rolfing Sessions
(39)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(914)
Progesterone (natural)
(73)
TENS
(165)
Weight Training
(131)
Tylenol PM
(118)
Vick's Vaporub
(145)
Vitamin B6
(153)
Salty foods
(246)
Vitamin B2
(454)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(167)
Coenzyme Q10
(355)
Cafergot
(185)
Baclofen
(60)
Gatorade
(194)
Vit D3
(188)
Verapamil
(247)
Soothing music
(250)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(137)
Eating spicy food
(103)
Metaprolol
(91)
Happy thoughts
(297)
Calcium
(147)
Depacon
(37)
L-Arginine
(56)
Keppra
(34)
Reduce salt intake
(217)
Vitamin B-12
(324)
SSRI
(306)
Blood Pressure medicine
(438)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(142)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(262)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(895)
Celexa
(85)
Lamotrigine
(68)
Zonegran
(81)
Singulair
(59)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(105)
Gabapentin
(88)
Neurontin
(266)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(505)
Feverfew
(342)
Heat
(435)
Hot Pack
(340)
Lisinopril
(76)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(88)
Reglan with Aspirin
(67)
Lithium
(60)
Noritriptyline
(261)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(326)
Levaquin
(49)
Amitriptyline
(478)
Sex
(187)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(818)
Seroquel
(72)
Depakote
(292)
Lexapro
(197)
Melatonin
(311)
Depo Provera
(87)
Cymbalta
(218)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(114)
Effexor XR
(275)
Paxil
(139)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(62)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(665)
Alcoholic beverage
(317)

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