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Migraine (8,708 members)

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316 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,047)
Passage of Time
(449)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(181)
Sleep
(1,158)
Avoid smoke
(402)
Eliminate Red Wine
(634)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(131)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(100)
Eliminate MSG
(532)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(720)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(362)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(267)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(474)
Cooling headbands
(317)
Ice pack at base of neck
(164)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(143)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,056)
Maxalt
(669)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(302)
Reduce stress
(442)
Ice
(672)
Relpax
(357)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(446)
Zomig
(426)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(139)
Dietary changes
(892)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(348)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(61)
Morphine
(222)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(98)
avoid red wine
(44)
Phenegram Suppository
(75)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(68)
Eliminate alcohol
(626)
Control blood sugar
(348)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(30)
Pregnancy
(132)
Increase hydration
(783)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(376)
Food Elimination
(51)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(47)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(99)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(132)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(40)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(73)
Axert
(166)
Oxygen
(123)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(102)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(232)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(34)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(182)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(17)
Wear a sleep mask
(271)
Foot Massage
(210)
Avoid certain beers
(16)
Medical Marijuana
(116)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(27)
Caffeine
(993)
very small dose of LSD
(5)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(34)
Excedrin Migraine
(854)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(30)
Avoid constipation
(9)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(203)
Gluten-Free Diet
(179)
Botox
(212)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(8)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(254)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(183)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(32)
Scalp Massage
(332)
Almogran
(7)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(63)
Amber Contact Lenses
(3)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(3)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Shot of espresso
(347)
Fentanyl in IV
(6)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(17)
Amerge
(182)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Zomigoro
(4)
Neck Massage
(857)
Regular Exercise
(735)
Hypnotherapy
(10)
IV Cocktail (dexamethasone, raglan, benadryl, toreador, & fluids)
(2)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(35)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(41)
Vivactyl
(8)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(11)
Meperdine
(50)
Cervical Epidural Block
(53)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(3)
goodys powder & caffine
(6)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(6)
Hydrocodone
(525)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(320)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(276)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(15)
Eliminate fluoridated water
(1)
schedule work every day
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(4)
Isometheptene
(7)
Esgic +
(7)
Energy Medicine
(64)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(161)
Avoid dehydration
(13)
Avoid tyramine
(22)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Barbituates
(5)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(28)
Mindfulness
(158)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(14)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(14)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(3)
cefaly machine
(6)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(4)
GelStat Migraine
(4)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(19)
Nerve Block Injection
(172)
Avoid Cheese
(292)
Reflexology
(83)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Excedrine Migraine and Phenergan
(5)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(5)
Toradol
(280)
Imigran Nose Spray
(103)
ergot drugs
(18)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Nadolol
(6)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(6)
Norgesic
(6)
Placing hands and feet into cold water
(3)
Methylprednisone
(31)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(198)
BC Powder
(89)
Alexander Technique
(14)
Turn off heat in house at night
(49)
Grape Juice
(8)
Relax and breathe deeply
(406)
Ketoprofen
(5)
Dried Ginger
(2)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(37)
Noise cancelling headphones
(60)
Percocet
(262)
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)
smell/suck on green apple
(6)
Paleolithic Diet
(19)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(87)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(13)
Corticosteroids
(130)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(24)
Prednisone
(278)
Avoid nightshades
(44)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(11)
Namenda
(48)
Phenobarbital
(78)
Chiropractic
(291)
Biofeedback
(244)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,156)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(410)
Aspirin with codeine
(21)
Pizotifen
(4)
meloxicam
(11)
Xanax
(39)
Ayurveda
(22)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(8)
Prescription Prophylactics
(135)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(12)
Oral Sex
(5)
Sibelium
(23)
Cold shower
(174)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
accupressure
(78)
Migrelief
(118)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(28)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(32)
mucinex sinus-max
(7)
Physical Therapy
(135)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(139)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Pressure on temples
(389)
peppermint schnapps
(5)
Florinef
(5)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Deviated Septum Correction
(17)
Midodrine
(6)
Grooming
(14)
Depakine
(11)
Magnesium
(648)
Methergine
(24)
Moist heat back
(21)
Hot Shower
(616)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(82)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(55)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(133)
Ginger Ale
(256)
butterbur
(56)
Atacand
(12)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(8)
Crystal Therapy
(21)
Aromatherapy
(18)
Chiropractic Treatment
(563)
Midol
(70)
ginko biloba
(6)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(194)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(107)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(199)
Skelaxin
(86)
Bite guard for TMJ
(159)
Sinus Buster Spray
(30)
Naturopathic Treatment
(164)
Physical act of eating
(177)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(109)
Acupuncture
(483)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(448)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(10)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(239)
Flexiril
(260)
Indomethacin
(79)
CPAP machine
(67)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(38)
Smell peppermint
(219)
Clonazepam
(167)
Ginger capsules
(82)
Chinese Herbs
(84)
Eat potato products
(120)
Cupping
(46)
DHE Capsules
(25)
Midrin
(340)
Eliminate eggs
(154)
Codeine with Tylenol
(440)
Transdermal Estradiol
(45)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(40)
Rolfing Sessions
(37)
Cafergot
(174)
Sour or hot candy
(55)
5-HTP
(56)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(703)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(874)
Progesterone (natural)
(65)
Masturbation
(239)
Zanaflex
(49)
Salty foods
(237)
long hot bath
(108)
Tylenol PM
(108)
Yoga
(380)
Baclofen
(54)
Vitamin B6
(139)
Weight Training
(129)
TENS
(156)
Mobic
(45)
Happy thoughts
(282)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(159)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(128)
L-Arginine
(49)
Vick's Vaporub
(138)
Verapamil
(241)
Coenzyme Q10
(346)
Metaprolol
(87)
Vitamin B2
(439)
Soothing music
(238)
Vit D3
(175)
Depacon
(34)
Gatorade
(187)
SSRI
(294)
Gabapentin
(79)
Eating spicy food
(97)
Blood Pressure medicine
(416)
Reduce salt intake
(208)
Vitamin B-12
(305)
Calcium
(138)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(133)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(98)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(866)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(248)
Keppra
(32)
Lamotrigine
(66)
Celexa
(80)
Zonegran
(81)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(482)
Singulair
(54)
Neurontin
(258)
Hot Pack
(322)
Feverfew
(328)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(85)
Lisinopril
(73)
Heat
(418)
Reglan with Aspirin
(63)
Levaquin
(47)
Noritriptyline
(249)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(307)
Lithium
(55)
Amitriptyline
(462)
Seroquel
(68)
Sex
(173)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(792)
Lexapro
(187)
Depakote
(282)
Cymbalta
(211)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(111)
Melatonin
(297)
Depo Provera
(81)
Effexor XR
(265)
Paxil
(132)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(60)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(642)
Alcoholic beverage
(301)

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