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Migraine (7,816 members)

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291 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(944)
Passage of Time
(406)
Sleep
(1,076)
Avoid smoke
(362)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(94)
Eliminate Red Wine
(591)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(113)
Eliminate MSG
(490)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(238)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(669)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(80)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(321)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(409)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(969)
Cooling headbands
(298)
Maxalt
(608)
Ice
(607)
Zomig
(391)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(258)
Reduce stress
(384)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(135)
Ice pack at base of neck
(117)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(408)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(107)
Relpax
(328)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(314)
Morphine
(192)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(71)
Dietary changes
(821)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(56)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(59)
Control blood sugar
(319)
Phenegram Suppository
(64)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(18)
Eliminate alcohol
(573)
Increase hydration
(711)
Pregnancy
(119)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(334)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(25)
Oxygen
(109)
Axert
(154)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(209)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(48)
Wear a sleep mask
(237)
Foot Massage
(197)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(22)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(57)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(15)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(11)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(156)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(89)
Food Elimination
(20)
Medical Marijuana
(100)
Caffeine
(919)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(9)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(28)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(19)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(169)
Botox
(196)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(5)
Excedrin Migraine
(789)
Gluten-Free Diet
(153)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(175)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(10)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(229)
very small dose of LSD
(2)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(2)
Meperdine
(46)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(40)
Isometheptene
(6)
Nerve Block Injection
(162)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(30)
Zomigoro
(4)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Hydrocodone
(473)
Amerge
(168)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(273)
Neck Massage
(778)
Regular Exercise
(676)
smell/suck on green apple
(2)
Amber Contact Lenses
(2)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(21)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(13)
Almogran
(5)
Shot of espresso
(304)
Energy Medicine
(57)
Corticosteroids
(118)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(3)
Cervical Epidural Block
(47)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(6)
Scalp Massage
(288)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(4)
Hypnotherapy
(4)
Esgic +
(4)
Paleolithic Diet
(7)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(7)
Vivactyl
(7)
Avoid Cheese
(263)
Mindfulness
(140)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(2)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(233)
meloxicam
(3)
Nadolol
(3)
GelStat Migraine
(3)
Norgesic
(3)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(148)
Avoid tyramine
(15)
Aspirin with codeine
(4)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(4)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(10)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(16)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(19)
Methylprednisone
(22)
Reflexology
(73)
Noise cancelling headphones
(54)
Grape Juice
(3)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(82)
Percocet
(240)
Toradol
(254)
Physical Therapy
(117)
Alexander Technique
(13)
BC Powder
(81)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(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)
Prednisone
(252)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(175)
Prescription Prophylactics
(120)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(30)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(2)
cefaly machine
(2)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(2)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(21)
Imigran Nose Spray
(94)
Turn off heat in house at night
(28)
Namenda
(44)
Avoid nightshades
(35)
Relax and breathe deeply
(355)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(20)
Moist heat back
(14)
Synalgos-DC
(5)
Depakine
(9)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Migrelief
(110)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(16)
Xanax
(23)
Chiropractic
(253)
mucinex sinus-max
(3)
Sibelium
(20)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(20)
Pizotifen
(4)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(8)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,074)
Biofeedback
(231)
Cold shower
(158)
Phenobarbital
(71)
Pressure on temples
(338)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(5)
Ayurveda
(20)
Grooming
(6)
Methergine
(21)
Florinef
(3)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(125)
accupressure
(59)
peppermint schnapps
(4)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(4)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(373)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Aromatherapy
(1)
CPAP machine
(57)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(185)
Atacand
(9)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Magnesium
(585)
Ginger Ale
(229)
Hot Shower
(571)
Midodrine
(4)
Deviated Septum Correction
(12)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(94)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(51)
Emsam (MAOI)
(7)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(123)
Sinus Buster Spray
(24)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(183)
Flexiril
(234)
Midol
(59)
Skelaxin
(81)
Clonazepam
(145)
Physical act of eating
(159)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(66)
Crystal Therapy
(19)
Indomethacin
(72)
butterbur
(46)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(89)
Rolfing Sessions
(31)
Smell peppermint
(185)
Chiropractic Treatment
(509)
Cupping
(38)
Bite guard for TMJ
(132)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(396)
Baclofen
(45)
Eat potato products
(109)
Transdermal Estradiol
(37)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(202)
5-HTP
(43)
Naturopathic Treatment
(141)
Eliminate eggs
(142)
Midrin
(318)
long hot bath
(80)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(650)
Chinese Herbs
(71)
Mobic
(38)
Acupuncture
(450)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(32)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(797)
Progesterone (natural)
(56)
Ginger capsules
(73)
Vitamin B6
(117)
Codeine with Tylenol
(392)
Gabapentin
(48)
Masturbation
(206)
Happy thoughts
(252)
Weight Training
(111)
Sour or hot candy
(50)
Zanaflex
(44)
Depacon
(32)
Vitamin B2
(399)
Vit D3
(147)
Cafergot
(154)
Yoga
(351)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(144)
Salty foods
(221)
L-Arginine
(44)
Coenzyme Q10
(315)
Vick's Vaporub
(127)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(108)
TENS
(137)
DHE Capsules
(22)
Soothing music
(212)
Tylenol PM
(89)
Metaprolol
(76)
Hot Pack
(285)
Blood Pressure medicine
(384)
SSRI
(271)
Reduce salt intake
(196)
Vitamin B-12
(264)
Gatorade
(162)
Keppra
(26)
Verapamil
(217)
Calcium
(121)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(80)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(114)
Eating spicy food
(83)
Celexa
(67)
Zonegran
(74)
Levaquin
(39)
Singulair
(38)
Lamotrigine
(59)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(441)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(807)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(216)
Neurontin
(233)
Lithium
(46)
Lisinopril
(65)
Heat
(390)
Feverfew
(303)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(261)
Amitriptyline
(421)
Noritriptyline
(228)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(81)
Reglan with Aspirin
(59)
Seroquel
(61)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(740)
Sex
(141)
Lexapro
(175)
Depo Provera
(70)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(95)
Depakote
(270)
Melatonin
(269)
Cymbalta
(195)
Effexor XR
(248)
Paxil
(123)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(55)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(598)
Alcoholic beverage
(267)

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