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Migraine (7,286 members)

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276 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(879)
Passage of Time
(374)
Sleep
(1,028)
Avoid smoke
(342)
Eliminate Red Wine
(562)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(89)
Eliminate MSG
(466)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(633)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(224)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(70)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(308)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(376)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(912)
Cooling headbands
(288)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(47)
Maxalt
(580)
Reduce stress
(354)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(241)
Ice pack at base of neck
(88)
Ice
(579)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(381)
Zomig
(379)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(133)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(84)
Relpax
(314)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(298)
Morphine
(179)
Dietary changes
(778)
Control blood sugar
(296)
Phenegram Suppository
(58)
Eliminate alcohol
(543)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(39)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(43)
Increase hydration
(668)
Pregnancy
(103)
Wear a sleep mask
(218)
Foot Massage
(186)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(201)
Oxygen
(103)
Axert
(148)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(34)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(17)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(11)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(31)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(142)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(306)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(84)
Medical Marijuana
(89)
Caffeine
(877)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(164)
Meperdine
(42)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(4)
Botox
(183)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(14)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(5)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(10)
Gluten-Free Diet
(132)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(8)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(219)
Excedrin Migraine
(747)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(29)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(160)
Corticosteroids
(114)
Nerve Block Injection
(154)
Food Elimination
(3)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Hydrocodone
(451)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(244)
Regular Exercise
(639)
Zomigoro
(4)
smell/suck on green apple
(2)
Amber Contact Lenses
(2)
Avoid Cheese
(243)
Neck Massage
(734)
Noise cancelling headphones
(51)
Mindfulness
(127)
Almogran
(5)
Shot of espresso
(285)
Cervical Epidural Block
(46)
Scalp Massage
(267)
LipiGesic M
(3)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(20)
Hypnotherapy
(1)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Esgic +
(1)
very small dose of LSD
(1)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(135)
Percocet
(225)
Avoid tyramine
(4)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(21)
Vivactyl
(7)
Amerge
(162)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(27)
Turn off heat in house at night
(13)
Energy Medicine
(53)
Norgesic
(2)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(2)
Nadolol
(2)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(5)
Isometheptene
(5)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Reflexology
(68)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(11)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(20)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(210)
GelStat Migraine
(3)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(12)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(16)
Toradol
(241)
Paleolithic Diet
(2)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(2)
Alexander Technique
(11)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(14)
Avoid nightshades
(30)
Grooming
(3)
Prednisone
(238)
Physical Therapy
(108)
Methylprednisone
(19)
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)
Midodrine
(1)
Relax and breathe deeply
(322)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(2)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(167)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(79)
BC Powder
(76)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(3)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Moist heat back
(7)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(7)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(4)
Synalgos-DC
(4)
Imigran Nose Spray
(90)
Migrelief
(105)
Prescription Prophylactics
(112)
mucinex sinus-max
(2)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Depakine
(9)
Cold shower
(154)
Sibelium
(20)
Sinus Buster Spray
(20)
Pressure on temples
(307)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(10)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(4)
Pizotifen
(4)
Ayurveda
(18)
accupressure
(46)
Biofeedback
(221)
Xanax
(12)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(12)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,026)
Namenda
(41)
butterbur
(38)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(13)
Physical act of eating
(147)
Chiropractic
(235)
peppermint schnapps
(3)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(178)
Deviated Septum Correction
(7)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(113)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(115)
Methergine
(19)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(345)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Atacand
(9)
Phenobarbital
(66)
Sphenopalatine Block
(7)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(175)
Ginger Ale
(211)
CPAP machine
(51)
Skelaxin
(80)
Magnesium
(551)
Hot Shower
(543)
Flexiril
(221)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
Chinese Herbs
(61)
Crystal Therapy
(16)
Indomethacin
(68)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(47)
Clonazepam
(137)
Smell peppermint
(170)
5-HTP
(36)
Transdermal Estradiol
(32)
Baclofen
(41)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(85)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(61)
Progesterone (natural)
(48)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(621)
Rolfing Sessions
(31)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(77)
Bite guard for TMJ
(117)
Eat potato products
(96)
Midol
(49)
Chiropractic Treatment
(479)
Mobic
(36)
Naturopathic Treatment
(131)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(366)
Eliminate eggs
(135)
Midrin
(298)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(187)
Acupuncture
(425)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(28)
Ginger capsules
(65)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(751)
Cupping
(31)
Vit D3
(125)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(134)
Depacon
(29)
long hot bath
(63)
Vitamin B6
(103)
TENS
(127)
Codeine with Tylenol
(369)
Cafergot
(143)
Sour or hot candy
(47)
Vitamin B2
(376)
Yoga
(328)
Masturbation
(188)
Reduce salt intake
(182)
Zanaflex
(42)
Gabapentin
(37)
Weight Training
(106)
L-Arginine
(38)
Happy thoughts
(240)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(70)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(97)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(104)
Salty foods
(204)
Metaprolol
(70)
Blood Pressure medicine
(363)
SSRI
(258)
Keppra
(25)
Soothing music
(198)
Coenzyme Q10
(292)
DHE Capsules
(21)
Celexa
(60)
Vick's Vaporub
(119)
Vitamin B-12
(241)
Singulair
(30)
Hot Pack
(271)
Eating spicy food
(74)
Tylenol PM
(76)
Gatorade
(156)
Verapamil
(208)
Calcium
(111)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(419)
Lamotrigine
(57)
Levaquin
(39)
Lisinopril
(59)
Lithium
(45)
Zonegran
(69)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(768)
Neurontin
(219)
Noritriptyline
(217)
Seroquel
(57)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(245)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(201)
Heat
(375)
Feverfew
(284)
Amitriptyline
(403)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(78)
Reglan with Aspirin
(56)
Sex
(127)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(708)
Lexapro
(167)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(87)
Depakote
(260)
Melatonin
(247)
Cymbalta
(179)
Depo Provera
(62)
Effexor XR
(235)
Paxil
(117)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(54)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(569)
Alcoholic beverage
(246)

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