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Migraine (9,034 members)

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325 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,078)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(198)
Passage of Time
(462)
Sleep
(1,175)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(146)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(105)
Avoid smoke
(411)
Eliminate Red Wine
(644)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(278)
Eliminate MSG
(545)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(733)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(369)
Cooling headbands
(319)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(489)
Ice pack at base of neck
(175)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,085)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(309)
Ice
(686)
Maxalt
(688)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(156)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(71)
Reduce stress
(453)
Zomig
(435)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(453)
Relpax
(367)
avoid red wine
(54)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(143)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(72)
Dietary changes
(913)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(356)
Morphine
(226)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(32)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(109)
Pregnancy
(136)
Eliminate alcohol
(639)
Phenegram Suppository
(78)
Food Elimination
(59)
Control blood sugar
(357)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(147)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(386)
Increase hydration
(801)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(45)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(52)
Avoid certain beers
(18)
Oxygen
(129)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(77)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(103)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(106)
Wear a sleep mask
(277)
Axert
(168)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(32)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(187)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(238)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(35)
Foot Massage
(213)
very small dose of LSD
(7)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(19)
Caffeine
(1,016)
Medical Marijuana
(122)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(35)
Excedrin Migraine
(878)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(10)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(42)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(33)
Gluten-Free Diet
(189)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(205)
Avoid dehydration
(24)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(7)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(20)
Avoid constipation
(13)
Botox
(223)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(16)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(70)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(188)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(259)
Almogran
(7)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(18)
Shot of espresso
(355)
extra strenght asprin, aleve, acetaminophen, ibuprophen, caffeine 200mg
(5)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(21)
Amber Contact Lenses
(3)
IV Magnesium and or IV meyers coctail
(3)
Scalp Massage
(339)
Fentanyl in IV
(6)
Amerge
(184)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Zomigoro
(4)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(4)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(4)
Nasal Decongestant
(2)
Injections, myofascial and neural therapy (especially sphenopalatine ganglion injection, instant pain relief)
(2)
Vivactyl
(8)
goodys powder & caffine
(8)
Regular Exercise
(752)
Meperdine
(50)
Hydrocodone
(547)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(165)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(327)
Neck Massage
(877)
Helminthic Therapy
(6)
IV Cocktail (dexamethasone, raglan, benadryl, toreador, & fluids)
(6)
Imigran Nose Spray
(107)
Avoid tyramine
(23)
Cervical Epidural Block
(54)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(40)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(12)
Hypnotherapy
(12)
schedule work every day
(1)
Vicodin+Maxalt
(1)
Breathe in and out of a paper bag at first sign of aura, until aura disappears
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Esgic +
(7)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(44)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(33)
Eliminate fluoridated water
(2)
Placing hands and feet into cold water
(5)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(8)
Isometheptene
(8)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(289)
Avoid Cheese
(304)
Turn off heat in house at night
(52)
Nerve Block Injection
(177)
cefaly machine
(6)
Ketoprofen
(6)
Energy Medicine
(66)
Mindfulness
(164)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(4)
GelStat Migraine
(4)
Dried Ginger
(4)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(4)
Barbituates
(7)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(7)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(16)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(19)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(26)
Bioresonance Therapy
(11)
Domperidone (suppository)
(8)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(5)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Toradol
(289)
Reflexology
(85)
Nadolol
(6)
BC Powder
(93)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(7)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(201)
Paleolithic Diet
(23)
Relax and breathe deeply
(415)
Ayurveda
(24)
Percocet
(273)
Alexander Technique
(15)
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)
Excedrine Migraine and Phenergan
(19)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(87)
meloxicam
(13)
Grape Juice
(10)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(10)
Methylprednisone
(33)
accupressure
(83)
Prednisone
(286)
Noise cancelling headphones
(61)
Xanax
(42)
Phenobarbital
(83)
Corticosteroids
(134)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(418)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,175)
Biofeedback
(250)
Migrelief
(122)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(30)
Oral Sex
(7)
Cold shower
(177)
Chiropractic
(299)
Pizotifen
(4)
ergot drugs
(25)
Avoid nightshades
(46)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(15)
Norgesic
(8)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(12)
Sibelium
(23)
Prescription Prophylactics
(137)
mucinex sinus-max
(9)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
Midodrine
(7)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(40)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
Trampterene/Hctz
(1)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
pranayam
(1)
abc
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Grooming
(16)
peppermint schnapps
(5)
Florinef
(5)
Aspirin with codeine
(24)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Methergine
(25)
Hot Shower
(631)
Depakine
(11)
Deviated Septum Correction
(19)
Moist heat back
(27)
Pressure on temples
(404)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(145)
Magnesium
(661)
Physical Therapy
(139)
Namenda
(52)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(57)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(34)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
butterbur
(59)
Ginger Ale
(259)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(84)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(205)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(137)
Atacand
(12)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(8)
Naturopathic Treatment
(171)
Bite guard for TMJ
(167)
Sinus Buster Spray
(31)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(109)
Chiropractic Treatment
(583)
Midol
(74)
Aromatherapy
(21)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(115)
ginko biloba
(8)
Skelaxin
(89)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(197)
Flexiril
(270)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(248)
Crystal Therapy
(23)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(462)
Clonazepam
(173)
Acupuncture
(495)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(41)
Smell peppermint
(223)
CPAP machine
(68)
Indomethacin
(80)
Chinese Herbs
(86)
Physical act of eating
(184)
Eat potato products
(124)
Ginger capsules
(83)
DHE Capsules
(25)
Eliminate eggs
(159)
Midrin
(344)
Transdermal Estradiol
(45)
Codeine with Tylenol
(452)
5-HTP
(59)
Cupping
(48)
Sour or hot candy
(56)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(16)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(720)
Masturbation
(242)
Progesterone (natural)
(71)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(902)
Zanaflex
(50)
Mobic
(50)
Weight Training
(130)
long hot bath
(112)
Rolfing Sessions
(39)
Yoga
(392)
Tylenol PM
(117)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(42)
Baclofen
(57)
Cafergot
(182)
Salty foods
(243)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(164)
Vitamin B6
(145)
TENS
(160)
Verapamil
(243)
Vit D3
(181)
Depacon
(36)
Vick's Vaporub
(141)
Vitamin B2
(446)
Coenzyme Q10
(350)
Metaprolol
(90)
Soothing music
(244)
Gatorade
(189)
Happy thoughts
(291)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(133)
Eating spicy food
(100)
L-Arginine
(54)
Keppra
(33)
SSRI
(300)
Calcium
(142)
Vitamin B-12
(314)
Reduce salt intake
(213)
Blood Pressure medicine
(432)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(137)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(883)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(254)
Lamotrigine
(67)
Zonegran
(81)
Celexa
(83)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(102)
Singulair
(58)
Gabapentin
(84)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(498)
Neurontin
(263)
Feverfew
(336)
Hot Pack
(332)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(86)
Reglan with Aspirin
(64)
Heat
(427)
Lisinopril
(75)
Noritriptyline
(258)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(321)
Levaquin
(49)
Lithium
(57)
Amitriptyline
(473)
Sex
(181)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(807)
Seroquel
(71)
Depakote
(291)
Lexapro
(194)
Depo Provera
(83)
Melatonin
(305)
Cymbalta
(216)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(113)
Effexor XR
(272)
Paxil
(137)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(61)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(658)
Alcoholic beverage
(313)

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