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Migraine (7,526 members)

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280 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(905)
Passage of Time
(387)
Sleep
(1,046)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(93)
Eliminate Red Wine
(575)
Avoid smoke
(348)
Eliminate MSG
(474)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(86)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(230)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(649)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(312)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(390)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(60)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(936)
Cooling headbands
(294)
Maxalt
(594)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(248)
Ice
(590)
Reduce stress
(367)
Zomig
(385)
Ice pack at base of neck
(98)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(393)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(133)
Relpax
(322)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(94)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(302)
Morphine
(185)
Dietary changes
(795)
Control blood sugar
(308)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(48)
Phenegram Suppository
(60)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(45)
Eliminate alcohol
(556)
Increase hydration
(682)
Pregnancy
(109)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(23)
Axert
(152)
Wear a sleep mask
(223)
Oxygen
(105)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(202)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(46)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(317)
Foot Massage
(192)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(13)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(150)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(41)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(16)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(19)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(38)
Botox
(191)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(169)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(86)
Caffeine
(892)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(165)
Meperdine
(42)
Medical Marijuana
(93)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(11)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(4)
Excedrin Migraine
(764)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(7)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(222)
Gluten-Free Diet
(139)
Nerve Block Injection
(158)
Hydrocodone
(460)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(29)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Isometheptene
(6)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(256)
Corticosteroids
(116)
Zomigoro
(4)
Avoid tyramine
(7)
Shot of espresso
(292)
Regular Exercise
(651)
Food Elimination
(10)
Amerge
(164)
smell/suck on green apple
(2)
Amber Contact Lenses
(2)
Neck Massage
(756)
Almogran
(5)
Percocet
(229)
Mindfulness
(132)
Scalp Massage
(275)
LipiGesic M
(3)
Cervical Epidural Block
(47)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(25)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(6)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(20)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(139)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(217)
Avoid Cheese
(251)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
very small dose of LSD
(1)
Energy Medicine
(54)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(4)
Vivactyl
(7)
Esgic +
(2)
Nadolol
(2)
meloxicam
(2)
Hypnotherapy
(2)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(11)
GelStat Migraine
(3)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(3)
Norgesic
(3)
Reflexology
(70)
Noise cancelling headphones
(53)
Methylprednisone
(21)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(13)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(16)
Paleolithic Diet
(2)
Midodrine
(2)
Grape Juice
(2)
Alexander Technique
(11)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(17)
Turn off heat in house at night
(20)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(26)
Prednisone
(245)
Toradol
(245)
Avoid nightshades
(30)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(6)
Physical Therapy
(113)
cefaly machine
(1)
Florinef
(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)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(170)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(14)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(80)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(2)
BC Powder
(78)
Relax and breathe deeply
(339)
Prescription Prophylactics
(116)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Imigran Nose Spray
(91)
Synalgos-DC
(5)
mucinex sinus-max
(2)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Depakine
(9)
Migrelief
(107)
Sibelium
(20)
Methergine
(20)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(7)
Cold shower
(156)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(4)
Grooming
(4)
Pizotifen
(4)
Moist heat back
(11)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(11)
Ayurveda
(18)
Biofeedback
(224)
Pressure on temples
(323)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(12)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,045)
Xanax
(16)
accupressure
(52)
Chiropractic
(242)
Namenda
(42)
peppermint schnapps
(3)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(180)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(14)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(117)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(4)
Phenobarbital
(67)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
Deviated Septum Correction
(8)
Sinus Buster Spray
(23)
Physical act of eating
(153)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(1)
Atacand
(9)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(354)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(178)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(117)
butterbur
(41)
Ginger Ale
(216)
CPAP machine
(52)
Skelaxin
(80)
Magnesium
(565)
Hot Shower
(555)
Flexiril
(227)
Emsam (MAOI)
(7)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(90)
Crystal Therapy
(17)
Transdermal Estradiol
(34)
Chinese Herbs
(65)
Smell peppermint
(178)
Clonazepam
(140)
Indomethacin
(71)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(50)
Baclofen
(42)
5-HTP
(38)
Midol
(52)
Rolfing Sessions
(31)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(63)
Progesterone (natural)
(51)
Bite guard for TMJ
(126)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(81)
Eat potato products
(100)
Chiropractic Treatment
(493)
Midrin
(306)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(634)
Mobic
(37)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(376)
Naturopathic Treatment
(133)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(193)
Eliminate eggs
(136)
long hot bath
(69)
Cupping
(34)
Acupuncture
(436)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(30)
Vitamin B6
(109)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(771)
Vit D3
(135)
Gabapentin
(42)
Zanaflex
(43)
Ginger capsules
(67)
Codeine with Tylenol
(378)
TENS
(132)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(140)
Happy thoughts
(244)
Masturbation
(197)
Weight Training
(107)
Cafergot
(146)
L-Arginine
(40)
Vitamin B2
(384)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(73)
Yoga
(336)
Sour or hot candy
(49)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(102)
Depacon
(31)
Soothing music
(204)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(105)
Reduce salt intake
(188)
Salty foods
(211)
Tylenol PM
(83)
DHE Capsules
(21)
Coenzyme Q10
(300)
SSRI
(262)
Metaprolol
(72)
Blood Pressure medicine
(371)
Vick's Vaporub
(121)
Hot Pack
(276)
Celexa
(63)
Singulair
(34)
Keppra
(26)
Verapamil
(214)
Gatorade
(159)
Eating spicy food
(77)
Vitamin B-12
(252)
Lamotrigine
(58)
Calcium
(115)
Zonegran
(71)
Levaquin
(39)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(427)
Lisinopril
(61)
Lithium
(45)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(783)
Neurontin
(226)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(208)
Seroquel
(58)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(250)
Heat
(380)
Feverfew
(290)
Noritriptyline
(221)
Amitriptyline
(412)
Reglan with Aspirin
(58)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(80)
Sex
(132)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(721)
Lexapro
(169)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(89)
Melatonin
(253)
Depakote
(265)
Cymbalta
(186)
Depo Provera
(65)
Effexor XR
(241)
Paxil
(120)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(55)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(580)
Alcoholic beverage
(254)

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