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Migraine (8,039 members)

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300 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(968)
Passage of Time
(419)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(130)
Sleep
(1,095)
Avoid smoke
(372)
Eliminate Red Wine
(603)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(96)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(92)
Eliminate MSG
(501)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(246)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(681)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(331)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(424)
Cooling headbands
(303)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(990)
Maxalt
(623)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(116)
Zomig
(403)
Ice pack at base of neck
(129)
Reduce stress
(395)
Ice
(623)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(135)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(269)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(414)
Relpax
(336)
Morphine
(201)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(321)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(84)
Dietary changes
(837)
Control blood sugar
(325)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(59)
Phenegram Suppository
(65)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(67)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(21)
Eliminate alcohol
(586)
Increase hydration
(727)
Pregnancy
(121)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(24)
Axert
(157)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(342)
Food Elimination
(28)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(26)
Oxygen
(114)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(55)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(19)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(30)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(217)
Foot Massage
(201)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(92)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(10)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(66)
Wear a sleep mask
(245)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(17)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(161)
Medical Marijuana
(102)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(33)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(13)
Caffeine
(937)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(181)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Gluten-Free Diet
(155)
Excedrin Migraine
(806)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(171)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(43)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(8)
Botox
(202)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(234)
very small dose of LSD
(2)
Meperdine
(46)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(23)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
avoid red wine
(11)
Isometheptene
(6)
Aspirin with codeine
(6)
Hydrocodone
(487)
Zomigoro
(4)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(31)
Energy Medicine
(58)
Regular Exercise
(692)
Amber Contact Lenses
(2)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(21)
Scalp Massage
(297)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(13)
Shot of espresso
(317)
Almogran
(5)
Avoid certain beers
(5)
Neck Massage
(799)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(286)
Cervical Epidural Block
(49)
Amerge
(172)
smell/suck on green apple
(3)
Corticosteroids
(119)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(247)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(4)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(4)
Esgic +
(4)
Vivactyl
(7)
Mindfulness
(146)
Avoid tyramine
(16)
Avoid Cheese
(268)
Reflexology
(76)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(8)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(8)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(34)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(3)
Norgesic
(3)
Nadolol
(3)
GelStat Migraine
(3)
meloxicam
(3)
Hypnotherapy
(6)
Toradol
(261)
Paleolithic Diet
(9)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(12)
Nerve Block Injection
(166)
Methylprednisone
(24)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(24)
Ketoprofen
(1)
Fentanyl in IV
(1)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(4)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(4)
cefaly machine
(4)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(16)
Percocet
(245)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(151)
Barbituates
(2)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(83)
Noise cancelling headphones
(54)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(181)
Prednisone
(259)
BC Powder
(81)
Grape Juice
(4)
Turn off heat in house at night
(29)
Imigran Nose Spray
(95)
Alexander Technique
(14)
Avoid nightshades
(36)
Phenobarbital
(74)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(2)
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
(2)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(2)
Prescription Prophylactics
(126)
Namenda
(44)
ergot drugs
(6)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(3)
Relax and breathe deeply
(372)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Moist heat back
(17)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(18)
Xanax
(28)
Synalgos-DC
(5)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(5)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(22)
Depakine
(9)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Biofeedback
(233)
Physical Therapy
(122)
Cold shower
(163)
Chiropractic
(262)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,098)
Sibelium
(21)
Pizotifen
(4)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(8)
Methergine
(22)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(5)
mucinex sinus-max
(5)
Migrelief
(112)
Ayurveda
(20)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(131)
Pressure on temples
(355)
accupressure
(64)
ginko biloba
(3)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(379)
Florinef
(4)
peppermint schnapps
(4)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(26)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(186)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
CPAP machine
(61)
Atacand
(9)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Magnesium
(603)
Hot Shower
(584)
Deviated Septum Correction
(12)
Midodrine
(5)
Ginger Ale
(236)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(98)
Midol
(64)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(52)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(126)
Emsam (MAOI)
(7)
Aromatherapy
(8)
Grooming
(8)
Indomethacin
(75)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(96)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(71)
Flexiril
(239)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(185)
Skelaxin
(81)
Sinus Buster Spray
(27)
Crystal Therapy
(19)
Clonazepam
(154)
butterbur
(50)
Chiropractic Treatment
(521)
Physical act of eating
(160)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(410)
Cupping
(39)
Naturopathic Treatment
(147)
Smell peppermint
(195)
Transdermal Estradiol
(40)
Baclofen
(46)
Bite guard for TMJ
(137)
Rolfing Sessions
(32)
Eat potato products
(112)
Eliminate eggs
(143)
Chinese Herbs
(74)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(213)
5-HTP
(45)
Acupuncture
(458)
Midrin
(323)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(665)
Ginger capsules
(76)
Progesterone (natural)
(57)
Vitamin B6
(124)
Codeine with Tylenol
(404)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(33)
Weight Training
(117)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(818)
Cafergot
(159)
long hot bath
(87)
Mobic
(39)
Yoga
(358)
Happy thoughts
(261)
Sour or hot candy
(50)
Zanaflex
(44)
Coenzyme Q10
(326)
Depacon
(33)
Tylenol PM
(97)
Masturbation
(217)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(148)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(114)
Vit D3
(153)
Vitamin B2
(410)
L-Arginine
(45)
TENS
(145)
Gabapentin
(53)
Metaprolol
(80)
Vick's Vaporub
(130)
Soothing music
(219)
Salty foods
(227)
DHE Capsules
(22)
SSRI
(277)
Blood Pressure medicine
(390)
Reduce salt intake
(198)
Vitamin B-12
(275)
Gatorade
(166)
Verapamil
(220)
Hot Pack
(293)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(118)
Calcium
(127)
Keppra
(29)
Eating spicy food
(86)
Celexa
(70)
Zonegran
(75)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(86)
Levaquin
(41)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(822)
Singulair
(41)
Lamotrigine
(62)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(452)
Lithium
(47)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(225)
Neurontin
(240)
Lisinopril
(67)
Heat
(399)
Feverfew
(309)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(274)
Noritriptyline
(232)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(81)
Reglan with Aspirin
(60)
Amitriptyline
(435)
Seroquel
(64)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(753)
Sex
(150)
Lexapro
(177)
Melatonin
(274)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(100)
Depo Provera
(73)
Depakote
(273)
Cymbalta
(198)
Effexor XR
(253)
Paxil
(126)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(56)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(612)
Alcoholic beverage
(276)

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