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320 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,063)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(191)
Passage of Time
(456)
Sleep
(1,166)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(141)
Avoid smoke
(407)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(103)
Eliminate Red Wine
(638)
Eliminate MSG
(538)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(274)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(726)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(366)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(482)
Cooling headbands
(319)
Ice pack at base of neck
(171)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,076)
Maxalt
(681)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(305)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(149)
Ice
(680)
Reduce stress
(449)
Zomig
(429)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(450)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(67)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(142)
Relpax
(363)
avoid red wine
(47)
Dietary changes
(901)
Morphine
(224)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(352)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(106)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(70)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(31)
Control blood sugar
(353)
Pregnancy
(135)
Eliminate alcohol
(631)
Phenegram Suppository
(78)
Food Elimination
(54)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(140)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(382)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(44)
Increase hydration
(792)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(51)
Avoid certain beers
(18)
Oxygen
(126)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(75)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(103)
Axert
(167)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(103)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(234)
Wear a sleep mask
(275)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(184)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(35)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(18)
Foot Massage
(212)
very small dose of LSD
(7)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(39)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(28)
Caffeine
(1,003)
Medical Marijuana
(122)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(33)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(10)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Excedrin Migraine
(866)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(33)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(205)
Avoid constipation
(12)
Gluten-Free Diet
(184)
IV Cocktail (dexamethasone, raglan, benadryl, toreador, & fluids)
(3)
Botox
(217)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(254)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(66)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(185)
Almogran
(7)
Shot of espresso
(352)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(18)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(5)
IV Magnesium and or IV meyers coctail
(3)
Amber Contact Lenses
(3)
Avoid dehydration
(19)
Scalp Massage
(338)
Fentanyl in IV
(6)
Amerge
(184)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(4)
extra strenght asprin, aleve, acetaminophen, ibuprophen, caffeine 200mg
(4)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(4)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Zomigoro
(4)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(42)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(15)
Neck Massage
(866)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(37)
Injections, myofascial and neural therapy (especially sphenopalatine ganglion injection, instant pain relief)
(2)
Vivactyl
(8)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(30)
Regular Exercise
(745)
Meperdine
(50)
Hydrocodone
(538)
Cervical Epidural Block
(53)
Helminthic Therapy
(6)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(6)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(324)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(12)
Hypnotherapy
(12)
Breathe in and out of a paper bag at first sign of aura, until aura disappears
(1)
schedule work every day
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(4)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(7)
goodys powder & caffine
(7)
Isometheptene
(7)
Esgic +
(7)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(162)
Avoid tyramine
(22)
Eliminate fluoridated water
(2)
Barbituates
(5)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(281)
Turn off heat in house at night
(52)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(3)
cefaly machine
(6)
Ketoprofen
(6)
Nerve Block Injection
(175)
Avoid Cheese
(296)
Energy Medicine
(65)
Placing hands and feet into cold water
(4)
GelStat Migraine
(4)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(4)
Mindfulness
(161)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(16)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(16)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(19)
Imigran Nose Spray
(105)
Toradol
(284)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(26)
Domperidone (suppository)
(8)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(14)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(5)
Reflexology
(85)
Nadolol
(6)
Dried Ginger
(3)
Paleolithic Diet
(22)
Bioresonance Therapy
(10)
Norgesic
(7)
BC Powder
(91)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(201)
Relax and breathe deeply
(413)
Excedrine Migraine and Phenergan
(11)
Ayurveda
(24)
Percocet
(268)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(37)
Alexander Technique
(15)
Grape Juice
(9)
smell/suck on green apple
(6)
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)
Methylprednisone
(32)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(87)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(10)
ergot drugs
(20)
Prednisone
(283)
Phenobarbital
(80)
Noise cancelling headphones
(61)
Chiropractic
(295)
Xanax
(42)
Biofeedback
(246)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(415)
Corticosteroids
(134)
Migrelief
(121)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(13)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,164)
Oral Sex
(7)
Pizotifen
(4)
meloxicam
(11)
Avoid nightshades
(46)
accupressure
(81)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Aspirin with codeine
(22)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(29)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(12)
Cold shower
(174)
Prescription Prophylactics
(136)
Sibelium
(23)
mucinex sinus-max
(9)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
Midodrine
(7)
Namenda
(51)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(33)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
Physical Therapy
(137)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(142)
peppermint schnapps
(5)
Florinef
(5)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Methergine
(25)
Deviated Septum Correction
(18)
Depakine
(11)
Magnesium
(656)
Grooming
(15)
Hot Shower
(622)
Pressure on temples
(399)
Moist heat back
(24)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(56)
butterbur
(57)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
Ginger Ale
(259)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(84)
Aromatherapy
(20)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(136)
Atacand
(12)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(8)
Naturopathic Treatment
(169)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(201)
Bite guard for TMJ
(163)
Sinus Buster Spray
(31)
Midol
(70)
Chiropractic Treatment
(572)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(109)
ginko biloba
(7)
Skelaxin
(86)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(196)
Flexiril
(265)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(244)
Acupuncture
(488)
Crystal Therapy
(23)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(112)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(454)
Indomethacin
(79)
Clonazepam
(171)
Smell peppermint
(222)
Physical act of eating
(180)
CPAP machine
(68)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(40)
Chinese Herbs
(86)
Ginger capsules
(82)
Eat potato products
(123)
DHE Capsules
(25)
Midrin
(342)
Eliminate eggs
(155)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(11)
Transdermal Estradiol
(45)
Codeine with Tylenol
(447)
5-HTP
(59)
Cupping
(48)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(712)
Sour or hot candy
(56)
long hot bath
(111)
Masturbation
(241)
Cafergot
(178)
Zanaflex
(49)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(891)
Progesterone (natural)
(68)
Weight Training
(129)
Rolfing Sessions
(38)
Tylenol PM
(112)
Yoga
(384)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(42)
Baclofen
(55)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(161)
Salty foods
(240)
Vitamin B6
(143)
TENS
(157)
Mobic
(46)
Vick's Vaporub
(140)
Vit D3
(178)
Depacon
(36)
Verapamil
(242)
L-Arginine
(51)
Vitamin B2
(442)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(130)
Metaprolol
(88)
Coenzyme Q10
(348)
Soothing music
(241)
Gatorade
(189)
Happy thoughts
(288)
Eating spicy food
(99)
SSRI
(297)
Keppra
(33)
Calcium
(141)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(135)
Vitamin B-12
(310)
Reduce salt intake
(211)
Blood Pressure medicine
(424)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(873)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(252)
Gabapentin
(82)
Lamotrigine
(66)
Celexa
(81)
Zonegran
(81)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(100)
Singulair
(57)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(492)
Neurontin
(261)
Feverfew
(333)
Hot Pack
(328)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(86)
Heat
(421)
Lisinopril
(73)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(314)
Reglan with Aspirin
(63)
Noritriptyline
(253)
Levaquin
(48)
Lithium
(57)
Amitriptyline
(468)
Seroquel
(70)
Sex
(179)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(800)
Depakote
(287)
Lexapro
(191)
Depo Provera
(83)
Cymbalta
(213)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(112)
Melatonin
(300)
Effexor XR
(271)
Paxil
(137)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(61)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(649)
Alcoholic beverage
(309)

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