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Migraine (8,484 members)

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310 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,022)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(167)
Passage of Time
(442)
Sleep
(1,138)
Avoid smoke
(393)
Eliminate Red Wine
(619)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(119)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(98)
Eliminate MSG
(522)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(707)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(349)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(261)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(456)
Cooling headbands
(314)
Ice pack at base of neck
(154)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,036)
Maxalt
(653)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(135)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(294)
Relpax
(350)
Ice
(654)
Zomig
(417)
Reduce stress
(428)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(139)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(434)
Morphine
(217)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(87)
Dietary changes
(875)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(339)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(53)
Phenegram Suppository
(73)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(66)
Control blood sugar
(339)
Eliminate alcohol
(614)
Increase hydration
(767)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(27)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(44)
avoid red wine
(32)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(365)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(92)
Pregnancy
(129)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(118)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(68)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(34)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(15)
Axert
(164)
Oxygen
(121)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(229)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(175)
Foot Massage
(207)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(99)
Food Elimination
(44)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(31)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(31)
Wear a sleep mask
(256)
Caffeine
(978)
Medical Marijuana
(112)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(26)
Excedrin Migraine
(839)
Botox
(209)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
very small dose of LSD
(4)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(196)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(22)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(179)
Gluten-Free Diet
(172)
Avoid certain beers
(13)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(58)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(245)
Almogran
(7)
Meperdine
(49)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(10)
Amber Contact Lenses
(3)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Scalp Massage
(319)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Zomigoro
(4)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(31)
Energy Medicine
(61)
Shot of espresso
(340)
Neck Massage
(835)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(10)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(2)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(311)
Hydrocodone
(514)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(5)
Fentanyl in IV
(5)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(16)
Amerge
(178)
Regular Exercise
(717)
Vivactyl
(8)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(14)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(31)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(6)
Cervical Epidural Block
(51)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(271)
Oral Sex
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Mindfulness
(153)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(18)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(38)
Hypnotherapy
(7)
Avoid constipation
(7)
Isometheptene
(7)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(2)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(2)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Barbituates
(5)
cefaly machine
(5)
Esgic +
(6)
Toradol
(272)
Methylprednisone
(30)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(1)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(4)
goodys powder & caffine
(4)
GelStat Migraine
(4)
Nerve Block Injection
(170)
Imigran Nose Spray
(99)
Reflexology
(82)
Avoid Cheese
(282)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(157)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(23)
Paleolithic Diet
(17)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Norgesic
(5)
Corticosteroids
(124)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(3)
Ketoprofen
(3)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(86)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(195)
Grape Juice
(7)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(4)
Noise cancelling headphones
(57)
Avoid dehydration
(4)
Phenobarbital
(76)
Avoid nightshades
(42)
Alexander Technique
(14)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(11)
meloxicam
(8)
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)
Nadolol
(5)
Percocet
(258)
Relax and breathe deeply
(394)
BC Powder
(86)
Prednisone
(273)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(35)
Avoid tyramine
(19)
Turn off heat in house at night
(45)
Prescription Prophylactics
(130)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(23)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(7)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Namenda
(48)
Xanax
(35)
Biofeedback
(241)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,138)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(10)
Depakine
(10)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(28)
Cold shower
(170)
Pizotifen
(4)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(11)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Physical Therapy
(129)
Sibelium
(23)
Chiropractic
(279)
accupressure
(73)
Moist heat back
(20)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(401)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(10)
Ayurveda
(21)
ergot drugs
(14)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(138)
mucinex sinus-max
(7)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(26)
peppermint schnapps
(4)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
Migrelief
(116)
Pressure on temples
(377)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Deviated Septum Correction
(16)
Florinef
(5)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Aspirin with codeine
(17)
Midodrine
(6)
Magnesium
(632)
Atacand
(11)
Hot Shower
(606)
Grooming
(12)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(103)
Methergine
(24)
butterbur
(54)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(131)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(34)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(196)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(77)
Ginger Ale
(252)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(54)
CPAP machine
(64)
Physical act of eating
(173)
Skelaxin
(84)
Crystal Therapy
(19)
ginko biloba
(6)
Chiropractic Treatment
(545)
Indomethacin
(77)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(7)
Midol
(69)
Sinus Buster Spray
(30)
Flexiril
(254)
Clonazepam
(160)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(192)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(437)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(105)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(232)
Naturopathic Treatment
(158)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(10)
Aromatherapy
(15)
Smell peppermint
(211)
Acupuncture
(472)
Bite guard for TMJ
(151)
Ginger capsules
(82)
Cupping
(44)
Midrin
(336)
Chinese Herbs
(82)
Eat potato products
(119)
Eliminate eggs
(152)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(38)
Transdermal Estradiol
(44)
Codeine with Tylenol
(431)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(687)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(855)
Sour or hot candy
(53)
Rolfing Sessions
(37)
5-HTP
(55)
Progesterone (natural)
(63)
Cafergot
(169)
Baclofen
(52)
Masturbation
(232)
Yoga
(370)
long hot bath
(101)
Zanaflex
(48)
Mobic
(42)
DHE Capsules
(24)
Weight Training
(123)
TENS
(155)
Salty foods
(232)
Happy thoughts
(273)
Vitamin B6
(133)
Tylenol PM
(106)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(155)
L-Arginine
(47)
Vick's Vaporub
(135)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(124)
Verapamil
(235)
Gatorade
(180)
Vitamin B2
(430)
Coenzyme Q10
(341)
Metaprolol
(85)
Gabapentin
(73)
Soothing music
(230)
SSRI
(289)
Vit D3
(169)
Depacon
(34)
Keppra
(30)
Blood Pressure medicine
(407)
Reduce salt intake
(206)
Eating spicy food
(94)
Vitamin B-12
(298)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(96)
Calcium
(133)
Celexa
(77)
Zonegran
(80)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(129)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(856)
Hot Pack
(313)
Lamotrigine
(64)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(237)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(469)
Singulair
(52)
Neurontin
(254)
Lisinopril
(72)
Feverfew
(323)
Levaquin
(46)
Heat
(413)
Lithium
(52)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(83)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(293)
Reglan with Aspirin
(61)
Noritriptyline
(240)
Seroquel
(66)
Amitriptyline
(453)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(777)
Sex
(164)
Lexapro
(186)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(108)
Depakote
(281)
Cymbalta
(209)
Depo Provera
(77)
Melatonin
(289)
Effexor XR
(261)
Paxil
(132)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(59)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(632)
Alcoholic beverage
(293)

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