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320 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,052)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(185)
Passage of Time
(452)
Sleep
(1,161)
Avoid smoke
(403)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(137)
Eliminate Red Wine
(636)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(100)
Eliminate MSG
(535)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(722)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(363)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(270)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(476)
Cooling headbands
(318)
Ice pack at base of neck
(167)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,062)
Maxalt
(673)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(303)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(146)
Ice
(676)
Reduce stress
(444)
Zomig
(427)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(448)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(140)
Relpax
(359)
avoid red wine
(45)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(63)
Dietary changes
(896)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(101)
Morphine
(222)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(350)
Phenegram Suppository
(75)
Eliminate alcohol
(627)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(68)
Control blood sugar
(349)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(30)
Pregnancy
(134)
Increase hydration
(788)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(133)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(378)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(47)
Food Elimination
(52)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(42)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(101)
Avoid certain beers
(17)
Oxygen
(124)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(73)
Axert
(166)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(103)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(234)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(34)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(17)
Wear a sleep mask
(272)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(182)
Foot Massage
(211)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(36)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(27)
Caffeine
(997)
very small dose of LSD
(5)
Medical Marijuana
(119)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Excedrin Migraine
(858)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(30)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(33)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(9)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(203)
Gluten-Free Diet
(180)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(253)
Avoid constipation
(11)
Botox
(214)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(184)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(64)
Almogran
(7)
Scalp Massage
(334)
Amber Contact Lenses
(3)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(3)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
extra strenght asprin, aleve, acetaminophen, ibuprophen, caffeine 200mg
(3)
Shot of espresso
(349)
Fentanyl in IV
(6)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(17)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Zomigoro
(4)
Amerge
(182)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(15)
Neck Massage
(860)
Regular Exercise
(739)
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)
Hypnotherapy
(11)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(11)
Meperdine
(50)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(3)
Cervical Epidural Block
(53)
Avoid dehydration
(17)
goodys powder & caffine
(6)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(6)
Hydrocodone
(529)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(278)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(323)
Injections, myofascial and neural therapy (especially sphenopalatine ganglion injection, instant pain relief)
(1)
Breathe in and out of a paper bag at first sign of aura, until aura disappears
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
schedule work every day
(1)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(4)
Esgic +
(7)
Isometheptene
(7)
Energy Medicine
(64)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(161)
Mindfulness
(159)
Avoid tyramine
(22)
Eliminate fluoridated water
(2)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Barbituates
(5)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(29)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(3)
cefaly machine
(6)
Avoid Cheese
(294)
IV Magnesium and or IV meyers coctail
(1)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(4)
GelStat Migraine
(4)
Placing hands and feet into cold water
(4)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(16)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(19)
Nerve Block Injection
(174)
Toradol
(281)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(5)
Excedrine Migraine and Phenergan
(5)
Reflexology
(84)
Imigran Nose Spray
(103)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Nadolol
(6)
Norgesic
(6)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(6)
Dried Ginger
(3)
Methylprednisone
(31)
Turn off heat in house at night
(50)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(199)
BC Powder
(89)
Alexander Technique
(14)
Corticosteroids
(131)
Grape Juice
(8)
Ketoprofen
(5)
Relax and breathe deeply
(408)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(37)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(15)
smell/suck on green apple
(6)
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)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(87)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(13)
Prednisone
(280)
Paleolithic Diet
(20)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Phenobarbital
(79)
Percocet
(263)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(24)
Noise cancelling headphones
(61)
Namenda
(48)
Avoid nightshades
(45)
Chiropractic
(293)
Biofeedback
(244)
ergot drugs
(19)
Ayurveda
(23)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(411)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,160)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(13)
Aspirin with codeine
(21)
Pizotifen
(4)
meloxicam
(11)
Migrelief
(119)
Xanax
(39)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(8)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Cold shower
(174)
accupressure
(79)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(12)
Prescription Prophylactics
(136)
Sibelium
(23)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
Oral Sex
(6)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(28)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(33)
Physical Therapy
(136)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(141)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
mucinex sinus-max
(8)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Pressure on temples
(394)
peppermint schnapps
(5)
Florinef
(5)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Deviated Septum Correction
(17)
Midodrine
(6)
Grooming
(14)
Magnesium
(653)
Hot Shower
(619)
Depakine
(11)
Moist heat back
(23)
Methergine
(24)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(82)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(55)
Ginger Ale
(257)
butterbur
(56)
Atacand
(12)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(8)
Crystal Therapy
(22)
Chiropractic Treatment
(565)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(108)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(134)
Midol
(70)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(200)
Naturopathic Treatment
(166)
Bite guard for TMJ
(162)
Aromatherapy
(19)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(194)
Skelaxin
(86)
ginko biloba
(7)
Sinus Buster Spray
(30)
Acupuncture
(485)
Physical act of eating
(178)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(451)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(241)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(110)
Indomethacin
(79)
Flexiril
(261)
Smell peppermint
(220)
CPAP machine
(68)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(39)
Clonazepam
(168)
Chinese Herbs
(85)
Ginger capsules
(82)
Eat potato products
(122)
DHE Capsules
(25)
Midrin
(340)
Eliminate eggs
(154)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(11)
Codeine with Tylenol
(441)
Transdermal Estradiol
(45)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(41)
Cupping
(47)
Rolfing Sessions
(37)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(704)
Sour or hot candy
(55)
5-HTP
(57)
long hot bath
(110)
Masturbation
(239)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(882)
Progesterone (natural)
(66)
Zanaflex
(49)
Weight Training
(129)
Yoga
(382)
Tylenol PM
(109)
Salty foods
(238)
Baclofen
(54)
Cafergot
(176)
Happy thoughts
(284)
Vitamin B6
(142)
TENS
(157)
Mobic
(45)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(160)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(127)
Vick's Vaporub
(138)
Verapamil
(241)
L-Arginine
(50)
Vitamin B2
(441)
Coenzyme Q10
(347)
Metaprolol
(87)
Soothing music
(239)
Vit D3
(176)
Depacon
(34)
Gatorade
(187)
SSRI
(295)
Eating spicy food
(99)
Gabapentin
(79)
Blood Pressure medicine
(417)
Vitamin B-12
(308)
Calcium
(139)
Reduce salt intake
(210)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(134)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(869)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(99)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(251)
Keppra
(32)
Lamotrigine
(66)
Celexa
(80)
Zonegran
(81)
Singulair
(56)
Neurontin
(260)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(485)
Hot Pack
(326)
Feverfew
(330)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(85)
Heat
(420)
Lisinopril
(73)
Reglan with Aspirin
(63)
Noritriptyline
(251)
Levaquin
(47)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(307)
Lithium
(56)
Amitriptyline
(463)
Seroquel
(68)
Sex
(175)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(796)
Lexapro
(188)
Depakote
(285)
Cymbalta
(211)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(111)
Melatonin
(298)
Depo Provera
(81)
Effexor XR
(267)
Paxil
(133)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(61)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(645)
Alcoholic beverage
(303)

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