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Migraine (8,252 members)

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304 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(996)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(150)
Passage of Time
(428)
Sleep
(1,115)
Avoid smoke
(384)
Eliminate Red Wine
(608)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(107)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(97)
Eliminate MSG
(512)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(694)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(253)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(339)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(438)
Cooling headbands
(308)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,011)
Ice pack at base of neck
(140)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(124)
Maxalt
(634)
Reduce stress
(410)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(137)
Zomig
(410)
Ice
(638)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(282)
Relpax
(343)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(422)
Morphine
(210)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(76)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(329)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(64)
Dietary changes
(851)
Phenegram Suppository
(67)
Control blood sugar
(329)
Eliminate alcohol
(597)
Increase hydration
(747)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(99)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(24)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(354)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(43)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(29)
Pregnancy
(126)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(64)
Axert
(160)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(79)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(171)
Oxygen
(118)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(14)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(23)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(222)
Foot Massage
(205)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(31)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(38)
Wear a sleep mask
(251)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(96)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(22)
Medical Marijuana
(105)
Food Elimination
(35)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(49)
Caffeine
(955)
Excedrin Migraine
(820)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(176)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(187)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(18)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(27)
Gluten-Free Diet
(162)
avoid red wine
(18)
Botox
(203)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(8)
very small dose of LSD
(3)
Avoid certain beers
(10)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(241)
Meperdine
(48)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Hydrocodone
(501)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(298)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Zomigoro
(4)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(31)
Shot of espresso
(326)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(21)
Fentanyl in IV
(2)
Amber Contact Lenses
(2)
Neck Massage
(814)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(35)
Amerge
(175)
Almogran
(5)
Scalp Massage
(307)
Regular Exercise
(702)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(14)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(256)
Corticosteroids
(120)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(6)
Energy Medicine
(60)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(1)
Vivactyl
(7)
Isometheptene
(7)
Methylprednisone
(27)
Cervical Epidural Block
(50)
Turn off heat in house at night
(36)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(2)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(14)
Mindfulness
(150)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(3)
Hypnotherapy
(6)
Esgic +
(6)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(9)
Reflexology
(80)
goodys powder & caffine
(1)
cefaly machine
(4)
Barbituates
(4)
GelStat Migraine
(4)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(16)
Toradol
(268)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(188)
Avoid Cheese
(276)
meloxicam
(5)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Norgesic
(5)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(153)
Nerve Block Injection
(169)
Imigran Nose Spray
(97)
Paleolithic Diet
(15)
Grape Juice
(6)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(86)
Ketoprofen
(3)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(3)
Avoid nightshades
(40)
Prednisone
(265)
Noise cancelling headphones
(57)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(4)
Phenobarbital
(76)
Percocet
(252)
BC Powder
(83)
Avoid tyramine
(17)
Alexander Technique
(14)
Nadolol
(5)
smell/suck on green apple
(5)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(28)
Prescription Prophylactics
(128)
Moist heat back
(19)
Relax and breathe deeply
(383)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(7)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(7)
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
(4)
Aspirin with codeine
(14)
Bioresonance Therapy
(8)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(15)
Xanax
(32)
Depakine
(9)
ergot drugs
(9)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,120)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(23)
Biofeedback
(236)
accupressure
(69)
Pizotifen
(4)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(11)
Namenda
(46)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(22)
Sibelium
(22)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(8)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Cold shower
(169)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(134)
Chiropractic
(271)
Ayurveda
(20)
Migrelief
(114)
Physical Therapy
(125)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
mucinex sinus-max
(6)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(388)
Pressure on temples
(369)
peppermint schnapps
(4)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(8)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Florinef
(5)
ginko biloba
(5)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(32)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Midodrine
(6)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(6)
Atacand
(10)
Magnesium
(615)
Hot Shower
(593)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(7)
Grooming
(11)
CPAP machine
(63)
Deviated Septum Correction
(12)
Methergine
(24)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(191)
Ginger Ale
(243)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(102)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(74)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(127)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(54)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(99)
Skelaxin
(83)
Physical act of eating
(166)
Midol
(67)
Crystal Therapy
(19)
Flexiril
(247)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(186)
Indomethacin
(77)
Clonazepam
(157)
butterbur
(51)
Sinus Buster Spray
(29)
Chiropractic Treatment
(532)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(425)
Aromatherapy
(11)
Smell peppermint
(201)
Cupping
(40)
Naturopathic Treatment
(150)
Chinese Herbs
(76)
Transdermal Estradiol
(42)
Bite guard for TMJ
(141)
Acupuncture
(466)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(222)
Ginger capsules
(79)
Eat potato products
(115)
Baclofen
(49)
Midrin
(331)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(35)
Eliminate eggs
(149)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(675)
Codeine with Tylenol
(421)
long hot bath
(94)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(837)
Progesterone (natural)
(61)
5-HTP
(51)
Cafergot
(165)
Rolfing Sessions
(36)
Vitamin B6
(128)
Mobic
(41)
Weight Training
(122)
Masturbation
(227)
Yoga
(362)
Sour or hot candy
(51)
Zanaflex
(47)
Happy thoughts
(268)
Salty foods
(232)
Tylenol PM
(103)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(119)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(153)
L-Arginine
(46)
TENS
(151)
Vitamin B2
(420)
Coenzyme Q10
(332)
Metaprolol
(83)
Vick's Vaporub
(132)
Soothing music
(226)
DHE Capsules
(22)
Vit D3
(161)
Gatorade
(173)
Depacon
(34)
SSRI
(282)
Verapamil
(227)
Gabapentin
(63)
Blood Pressure medicine
(399)
Hot Pack
(301)
Eating spicy food
(89)
Keppra
(30)
Reduce salt intake
(202)
Vitamin B-12
(288)
Calcium
(132)
Zonegran
(78)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(91)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(840)
Celexa
(74)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(126)
Lamotrigine
(63)
Levaquin
(43)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(460)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(233)
Neurontin
(247)
Singulair
(46)
Lisinopril
(69)
Lithium
(50)
Feverfew
(315)
Heat
(407)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(82)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(282)
Noritriptyline
(235)
Reglan with Aspirin
(61)
Amitriptyline
(445)
Seroquel
(65)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(765)
Sex
(159)
Lexapro
(182)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(103)
Depo Provera
(75)
Melatonin
(282)
Depakote
(277)
Cymbalta
(204)
Effexor XR
(258)
Paxil
(130)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(623)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(58)
Alcoholic beverage
(284)

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