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Migraine (6,897 members)

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261 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(830)
Eliminate Red Wine
(537)
Passage of Time
(347)
Sleep
(985)
Avoid smoke
(321)
Eliminate MSG
(444)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(214)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(85)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(609)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(292)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(878)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(350)
Cooling headbands
(281)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(33)
Maxalt
(558)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(360)
Zomig
(366)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(224)
Reduce stress
(330)
Relpax
(307)
Ice
(553)
Ice pack at base of neck
(68)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(129)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(282)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(66)
Morphine
(177)
Control blood sugar
(283)
Dietary changes
(744)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(36)
Phenegram Suppository
(52)
Eliminate alcohol
(518)
Increase hydration
(636)
Pregnancy
(95)
Wear a sleep mask
(203)
Axert
(144)
Oxygen
(96)
Foot Massage
(180)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(21)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(191)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(292)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(132)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(14)
Medical Marijuana
(85)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(79)
Meperdine
(41)
Botox
(175)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(6)
Caffeine
(846)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(209)
Gluten-Free Diet
(123)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(157)
Corticosteroids
(112)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(152)
Excedrin Migraine
(717)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(4)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(225)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(12)
Regular Exercise
(609)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(15)
Hydrocodone
(433)
Nerve Block Injection
(145)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(3)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(6)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(17)
Mindfulness
(120)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(7)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(129)
Noise cancelling headphones
(48)
smell/suck on green apple
(2)
Almogran
(5)
Shot of espresso
(270)
Neck Massage
(705)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(25)
Avoid Cheese
(232)
LipiGesic M
(3)
Cervical Epidural Block
(45)
very small dose of LSD
(1)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Nadolol
(1)
Esgic +
(1)
Vivactyl
(7)
Toradol
(233)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(10)
Scalp Massage
(251)
Percocet
(212)
Energy Medicine
(53)
GelStat Migraine
(2)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(2)
Norgesic
(2)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(2)
Isometheptene
(5)
Reflexology
(64)
Synalgos-DC
(3)
Alexander Technique
(9)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(15)
Turn off heat in house at night
(1)
Xanax
(7)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(16)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(19)
Amerge
(156)
Zomigoro
(2)
Moist heat back
(2)
Prednisone
(228)
Relax and breathe deeply
(301)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(193)
Physical Therapy
(100)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(3)
Deviated Septum Correction
(3)
Avoid nightshades
(28)
Sibelium
(19)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(7)
Helminthic Therapy
(4)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(157)
Grooming
(1)
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)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(11)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(2)
Methylprednisone
(18)
BC Powder
(73)
Bioresonance Therapy
(7)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(8)
Depakine
(8)
Biofeedback
(209)
Prescription Prophylactics
(109)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(106)
CPAP machine
(46)
butterbur
(33)
Sinus Buster Spray
(16)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(74)
Domperidone (suppository)
(6)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(3)
Pressure on temples
(285)
Imigran Nose Spray
(87)
Migrelief
(101)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(168)
Pizotifen
(4)
Cold shower
(144)
Ayurveda
(18)
accupressure
(40)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(985)
Physical act of eating
(136)
Sphenopalatine Block
(6)
peppermint schnapps
(3)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(176)
Methergine
(18)
Crystal Therapy
(15)
Chiropractic
(216)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(109)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(330)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(1)
Atacand
(9)
Midol
(40)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(45)
Namenda
(38)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(11)
5-HTP
(31)
Hot Shower
(524)
Phenobarbital
(63)
Magnesium
(530)
Chinese Herbs
(57)
Ginger Ale
(200)
Transdermal Estradiol
(30)
Flexiril
(211)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
Skelaxin
(77)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(55)
Clonazepam
(132)
Indomethacin
(64)
Baclofen
(40)
Progesterone (natural)
(43)
Rolfing Sessions
(30)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(593)
Smell peppermint
(162)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(81)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(69)
Eat potato products
(94)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(65)
Chiropractic Treatment
(460)
Eliminate eggs
(131)
Naturopathic Treatment
(126)
Mobic
(34)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(25)
Weight Training
(97)
Bite guard for TMJ
(108)
Acupuncture
(408)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(130)
Midrin
(286)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(350)
Cupping
(27)
Vit D3
(111)
TENS
(118)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(172)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(722)
Ginger capsules
(61)
Gabapentin
(30)
Vitamin B6
(95)
Codeine with Tylenol
(353)
Zanaflex
(40)
Celexa
(53)
Metaprolol
(66)
Yoga
(312)
Reduce salt intake
(173)
Sour or hot candy
(46)
Masturbation
(176)
Happy thoughts
(227)
L-Arginine
(36)
Vitamin B2
(360)
Blood Pressure medicine
(348)
Salty foods
(193)
Singulair
(25)
SSRI
(246)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(85)
Cafergot
(137)
Depacon
(28)
long hot bath
(56)
Hot Pack
(259)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(98)
Eating spicy food
(68)
Coenzyme Q10
(279)
Soothing music
(188)
DHE Capsules
(20)
Vitamin B-12
(220)
Keppra
(24)
Gatorade
(151)
Vick's Vaporub
(116)
Calcium
(103)
Lisinopril
(56)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(404)
Verapamil
(204)
Tylenol PM
(71)
Levaquin
(37)
Lithium
(43)
Zonegran
(65)
Lamotrigine
(57)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(738)
Heat
(363)
Noritriptyline
(211)
Neurontin
(214)
Seroquel
(55)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(188)
Feverfew
(274)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(234)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(77)
Amitriptyline
(383)
Sex
(116)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(677)
Reglan with Aspirin
(52)
Lexapro
(159)
Melatonin
(231)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(84)
Depakote
(254)
Cymbalta
(172)
Depo Provera
(60)
Effexor XR
(226)
Paxil
(111)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(54)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(555)
Alcoholic beverage
(237)

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