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320 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,055)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(188)
Passage of Time
(453)
Sleep
(1,163)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(139)
Avoid smoke
(404)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(101)
Eliminate Red Wine
(636)
Eliminate MSG
(535)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(723)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(364)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(270)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(477)
Cooling headbands
(318)
Ice pack at base of neck
(168)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,064)
Maxalt
(674)
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)
Reduce stress
(446)
Ice
(677)
Zomig
(427)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(448)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(140)
Relpax
(360)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(64)
avoid red wine
(45)
Dietary changes
(897)
Morphine
(222)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(350)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(104)
Phenegram Suppository
(75)
Eliminate alcohol
(627)
Control blood sugar
(351)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(68)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(30)
Pregnancy
(134)
Increase hydration
(789)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(136)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(379)
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 a sleep mask
(272)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(17)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(183)
Foot Massage
(211)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(27)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(37)
Caffeine
(999)
very small dose of LSD
(5)
Medical Marijuana
(120)
Excedrin Migraine
(861)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(33)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(31)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(9)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(203)
Gluten-Free Diet
(181)
Botox
(215)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(253)
Avoid constipation
(11)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(65)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(184)
Almogran
(7)
Scalp Massage
(335)
Shot of espresso
(350)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(3)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Amber Contact Lenses
(3)
extra strenght asprin, aleve, acetaminophen, ibuprophen, caffeine 200mg
(3)
Fentanyl in IV
(6)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(17)
Amerge
(182)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Zomigoro
(4)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(15)
Neck Massage
(861)
IV Magnesium and or IV meyers coctail
(2)
IV Cocktail (dexamethasone, raglan, benadryl, toreador, & fluids)
(2)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(35)
Regular Exercise
(742)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(41)
Vivactyl
(8)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(11)
Hypnotherapy
(11)
Meperdine
(50)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(3)
Cervical Epidural Block
(53)
Hydrocodone
(531)
goodys powder & caffine
(6)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(6)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(278)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(323)
Injections, myofascial and neural therapy (especially sphenopalatine ganglion injection, instant pain relief)
(1)
schedule work every day
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Breathe in and out of a paper bag at first sign of aura, until aura disappears
(1)
Avoid dehydration
(18)
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)
Nerve Block Injection
(175)
cefaly machine
(6)
Turn off heat in house at night
(51)
Avoid Cheese
(294)
Placing hands and feet into cold water
(4)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(4)
GelStat Migraine
(4)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(16)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(19)
Toradol
(281)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(5)
Reflexology
(84)
Imigran Nose Spray
(103)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Norgesic
(6)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(6)
Nadolol
(6)
Dried Ginger
(3)
Methylprednisone
(31)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(201)
BC Powder
(89)
Alexander Technique
(14)
Relax and breathe deeply
(411)
Corticosteroids
(131)
Excedrine Migraine and Phenergan
(8)
Grape Juice
(8)
Ketoprofen
(5)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(37)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(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)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(87)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(13)
Prednisone
(280)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Phenobarbital
(79)
Percocet
(263)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(24)
Paleolithic Diet
(21)
Noise cancelling headphones
(61)
Namenda
(48)
Avoid nightshades
(45)
Chiropractic
(293)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(412)
Biofeedback
(244)
ergot drugs
(19)
Ayurveda
(23)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,162)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(13)
Aspirin with codeine
(21)
accupressure
(80)
Pizotifen
(4)
meloxicam
(11)
Migrelief
(119)
Xanax
(39)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(8)
Cold shower
(174)
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)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
peppermint schnapps
(5)
Florinef
(5)
Pressure on temples
(396)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Deviated Septum Correction
(17)
Midodrine
(6)
Grooming
(14)
Depakine
(11)
Hot Shower
(620)
Magnesium
(655)
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)
Naturopathic Treatment
(167)
Chiropractic Treatment
(567)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(134)
Midol
(70)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(109)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(200)
Bite guard for TMJ
(162)
Aromatherapy
(19)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(194)
Skelaxin
(86)
ginko biloba
(7)
Sinus Buster Spray
(30)
Acupuncture
(486)
Physical act of eating
(178)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(242)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(451)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(110)
Indomethacin
(79)
Flexiril
(261)
CPAP machine
(68)
Smell peppermint
(220)
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
(442)
Transdermal Estradiol
(45)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(41)
Cupping
(47)
Rolfing Sessions
(37)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(706)
Sour or hot candy
(55)
5-HTP
(57)
long hot bath
(111)
Masturbation
(239)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(882)
Progesterone (natural)
(67)
Zanaflex
(49)
Weight Training
(129)
Yoga
(382)
Tylenol PM
(110)
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)
(128)
Vit D3
(177)
Vick's Vaporub
(138)
Verapamil
(241)
L-Arginine
(50)
Vitamin B2
(441)
Coenzyme Q10
(347)
Metaprolol
(87)
Soothing music
(240)
Depacon
(34)
Gatorade
(188)
SSRI
(295)
Eating spicy food
(99)
Keppra
(33)
Gabapentin
(80)
Vitamin B-12
(308)
Blood Pressure medicine
(419)
Calcium
(139)
Reduce salt intake
(210)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(134)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(870)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(99)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(251)
Lamotrigine
(66)
Celexa
(80)
Zonegran
(81)
Singulair
(56)
Neurontin
(260)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(486)
Hot Pack
(326)
Feverfew
(330)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(85)
Heat
(420)
Lisinopril
(73)
Reglan with Aspirin
(63)
Noritriptyline
(251)
Levaquin
(47)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(309)
Lithium
(56)
Amitriptyline
(463)
Seroquel
(68)
Sex
(177)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(797)
Lexapro
(188)
Depakote
(285)
Cymbalta
(211)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(111)
Melatonin
(298)
Depo Provera
(81)
Effexor XR
(267)
Paxil
(134)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(61)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(645)
Alcoholic beverage
(304)

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