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306 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,012)
Passage of Time
(439)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(161)
Sleep
(1,131)
Avoid smoke
(391)
Eliminate Red Wine
(618)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(97)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(114)
Eliminate MSG
(520)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(702)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(257)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(346)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(449)
Cooling headbands
(312)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,028)
Maxalt
(647)
Ice pack at base of neck
(147)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(132)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(289)
Zomig
(415)
Ice
(646)
Relpax
(348)
Reduce stress
(423)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(139)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(431)
Morphine
(214)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(82)
Dietary changes
(867)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(336)
Phenegram Suppository
(69)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(64)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(49)
Control blood sugar
(335)
Eliminate alcohol
(608)
Increase hydration
(758)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(360)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(26)
Pregnancy
(128)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(42)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(86)
avoid red wine
(28)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(112)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(34)
Axert
(162)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(15)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(67)
Oxygen
(118)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(227)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(173)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(26)
Foot Massage
(206)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(31)
Wear a sleep mask
(253)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(97)
Food Elimination
(41)
Medical Marijuana
(108)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(24)
Caffeine
(971)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(9)
Excedrin Migraine
(834)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(18)
Botox
(205)
very small dose of LSD
(4)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(179)
Avoid certain beers
(13)
Gluten-Free Diet
(169)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(192)
Meperdine
(49)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(57)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(30)
Almogran
(6)
Hydrocodone
(512)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(242)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(36)
Shot of espresso
(333)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(31)
Zomigoro
(4)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Neck Massage
(826)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(10)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(21)
Amerge
(177)
Amber Contact Lenses
(2)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(2)
Scalp Massage
(315)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(306)
Regular Exercise
(712)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(14)
Avoid constipation
(3)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(6)
Energy Medicine
(60)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(266)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Vivactyl
(7)
Isometheptene
(7)
Cervical Epidural Block
(50)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(2)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Barbituates
(5)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(14)
Mindfulness
(150)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(17)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(3)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(3)
Esgic +
(6)
Hypnotherapy
(6)
Reflexology
(80)
GelStat Migraine
(4)
cefaly machine
(4)
Fentanyl in IV
(4)
Toradol
(272)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(194)
Imigran Nose Spray
(98)
Avoid Cheese
(279)
Paleolithic Diet
(17)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Norgesic
(5)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(153)
goodys powder & caffine
(2)
Corticosteroids
(123)
Nerve Block Injection
(169)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(9)
Grape Juice
(6)
Ketoprofen
(3)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(3)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(86)
Methylprednisone
(28)
Avoid nightshades
(41)
Noise cancelling headphones
(57)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(4)
Phenobarbital
(76)
Percocet
(256)
Alexander Technique
(14)
meloxicam
(8)
Nadolol
(5)
smell/suck on green apple
(5)
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
(5)
Prednisone
(269)
Avoid tyramine
(18)
BC Powder
(86)
Moist heat back
(19)
Turn off heat in house at night
(45)
Prescription Prophylactics
(130)
ergot drugs
(13)
Relax and breathe deeply
(389)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(7)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Xanax
(34)
Bioresonance Therapy
(8)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(18)
Namenda
(48)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(32)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(9)
Biofeedback
(236)
Aspirin with codeine
(16)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,133)
Depakine
(10)
Cold shower
(170)
Pizotifen
(4)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(11)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(25)
accupressure
(71)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(26)
Chiropractic
(277)
Sibelium
(23)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(9)
Ayurveda
(20)
Migrelief
(114)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
mucinex sinus-max
(6)
Physical Therapy
(126)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(137)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(398)
peppermint schnapps
(4)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
Pressure on temples
(374)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
ginko biloba
(5)
Florinef
(5)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Deviated Septum Correction
(13)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(32)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(6)
Midodrine
(6)
Atacand
(10)
Magnesium
(623)
Hot Shower
(600)
Grooming
(12)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(103)
Methergine
(24)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(9)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(194)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(130)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(76)
Ginger Ale
(249)
butterbur
(54)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(54)
CPAP machine
(64)
Physical act of eating
(172)
Skelaxin
(83)
Crystal Therapy
(19)
Flexiril
(251)
Chiropractic Treatment
(538)
Midol
(68)
Indomethacin
(77)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(189)
Clonazepam
(159)
Sinus Buster Spray
(30)
Aromatherapy
(13)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(104)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(434)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(229)
Smell peppermint
(204)
Naturopathic Treatment
(154)
Bite guard for TMJ
(146)
Acupuncture
(469)
Transdermal Estradiol
(42)
Chinese Herbs
(78)
Ginger capsules
(80)
Eat potato products
(118)
Cupping
(43)
Midrin
(336)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(36)
Eliminate eggs
(150)
Codeine with Tylenol
(425)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(684)
Cafergot
(167)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(850)
Rolfing Sessions
(36)
Sour or hot candy
(53)
5-HTP
(54)
long hot bath
(97)
Progesterone (natural)
(62)
Baclofen
(52)
Zanaflex
(48)
Mobic
(42)
Masturbation
(230)
Weight Training
(123)
Yoga
(365)
Vitamin B6
(132)
Salty foods
(232)
Happy thoughts
(271)
Tylenol PM
(106)
TENS
(153)
L-Arginine
(46)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(154)
Vick's Vaporub
(134)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(123)
Coenzyme Q10
(336)
Soothing music
(229)
Vitamin B2
(425)
Metaprolol
(85)
Vit D3
(164)
DHE Capsules
(23)
SSRI
(285)
Gatorade
(177)
Verapamil
(233)
Depacon
(34)
Gabapentin
(69)
Blood Pressure medicine
(405)
Keppra
(30)
Reduce salt intake
(206)
Vitamin B-12
(295)
Calcium
(133)
Eating spicy food
(91)
Celexa
(76)
Zonegran
(80)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(95)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(126)
Hot Pack
(306)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(851)
Lamotrigine
(64)
Levaquin
(43)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(467)
Singulair
(49)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(235)
Neurontin
(253)
Lisinopril
(72)
Feverfew
(319)
Heat
(410)
Lithium
(51)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(83)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(287)
Noritriptyline
(237)
Reglan with Aspirin
(61)
Amitriptyline
(449)
Seroquel
(66)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(774)
Sex
(163)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(106)
Lexapro
(184)
Depo Provera
(75)
Depakote
(281)
Cymbalta
(207)
Melatonin
(288)
Effexor XR
(260)
Paxil
(131)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(58)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(626)
Alcoholic beverage
(289)

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