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Migraine (8,522 members)

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311 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,026)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(168)
Passage of Time
(442)
Sleep
(1,142)
Avoid smoke
(393)
Eliminate Red Wine
(621)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(119)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(99)
Eliminate MSG
(523)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(708)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(350)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(261)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(458)
Cooling headbands
(314)
Ice pack at base of neck
(155)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,038)
Maxalt
(656)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(136)
Zomig
(418)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(296)
Relpax
(350)
Ice
(656)
Reduce stress
(431)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(435)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(139)
Morphine
(217)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(87)
Dietary changes
(877)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(340)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(55)
Phenegram Suppository
(73)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(66)
Control blood sugar
(341)
Eliminate alcohol
(617)
avoid red wine
(34)
Increase hydration
(768)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(27)
Pregnancy
(130)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(44)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(366)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(93)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(122)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(69)
Axert
(165)
Oxygen
(121)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(35)
Food Elimination
(46)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(16)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(229)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(100)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(175)
Foot Massage
(207)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(31)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(31)
Wear a sleep mask
(257)
Caffeine
(980)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(27)
Medical Marijuana
(112)
Avoid certain beers
(14)
Excedrin Migraine
(839)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Botox
(211)
very small dose of LSD
(4)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(196)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(22)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(180)
Gluten-Free Diet
(173)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(59)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(32)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(12)
Almogran
(7)
Meperdine
(49)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(246)
Avoid constipation
(8)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Amber Contact Lenses
(3)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(6)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(17)
Shot of espresso
(341)
Zomigoro
(4)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Scalp Massage
(320)
Energy Medicine
(61)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(10)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(2)
Neck Massage
(838)
Hydrocodone
(514)
Fentanyl in IV
(5)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(312)
Amerge
(178)
Vivactyl
(8)
Regular Exercise
(720)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(14)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(31)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(6)
Cervical Epidural Block
(51)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(271)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
schedule work every day
(1)
Oral Sex
(1)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(18)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(38)
Hypnotherapy
(7)
Isometheptene
(7)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(2)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(2)
Barbituates
(5)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Mindfulness
(154)
Esgic +
(6)
cefaly machine
(6)
Toradol
(272)
Methylprednisone
(30)
Avoid Cheese
(284)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(4)
GelStat Migraine
(4)
goodys powder & caffine
(4)
Nerve Block Injection
(170)
Imigran Nose Spray
(99)
Reflexology
(82)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(158)
Avoid tyramine
(20)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(23)
Paleolithic Diet
(17)
Norgesic
(5)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Avoid dehydration
(5)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(2)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(12)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(3)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(86)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(196)
Grape Juice
(7)
Ketoprofen
(4)
Noise cancelling headphones
(57)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(4)
Avoid nightshades
(42)
Alexander Technique
(14)
Phenobarbital
(77)
meloxicam
(8)
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
(5)
smell/suck on green apple
(5)
Nadolol
(5)
Percocet
(258)
BC Powder
(86)
Relax and breathe deeply
(395)
Prednisone
(273)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(35)
Turn off heat in house at night
(45)
Prescription Prophylactics
(130)
Corticosteroids
(127)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(23)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(7)
Namenda
(48)
Xanax
(35)
ergot drugs
(15)
Biofeedback
(242)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,140)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(10)
Depakine
(10)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(28)
Cold shower
(170)
Pizotifen
(4)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(11)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Chiropractic
(280)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(12)
Sibelium
(23)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(403)
accupressure
(73)
Physical Therapy
(130)
Moist heat back
(20)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
Ayurveda
(21)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(138)
mucinex sinus-max
(7)
Aspirin with codeine
(18)
Migrelief
(117)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(26)
peppermint schnapps
(4)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
Pressure on temples
(380)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Deviated Septum Correction
(16)
Florinef
(5)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Midodrine
(6)
Magnesium
(634)
Atacand
(11)
Hot Shower
(607)
Grooming
(12)
Methergine
(24)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(103)
butterbur
(54)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(197)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(132)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(35)
Ginger Ale
(252)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(78)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(54)
Physical act of eating
(174)
Chiropractic Treatment
(548)
Skelaxin
(84)
Crystal Therapy
(19)
ginko biloba
(6)
Indomethacin
(77)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(7)
Midol
(69)
Sinus Buster Spray
(30)
Flexiril
(254)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(192)
Clonazepam
(161)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(438)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(106)
CPAP machine
(65)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(10)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(232)
Naturopathic Treatment
(158)
Aromatherapy
(15)
Acupuncture
(474)
Smell peppermint
(211)
Bite guard for TMJ
(151)
Ginger capsules
(82)
Eat potato products
(120)
Cupping
(44)
Chinese Herbs
(83)
Midrin
(337)
Eliminate eggs
(153)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(38)
Transdermal Estradiol
(44)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(692)
Codeine with Tylenol
(431)
Sour or hot candy
(53)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(857)
Rolfing Sessions
(37)
5-HTP
(55)
Cafergot
(171)
long hot bath
(102)
Progesterone (natural)
(63)
Baclofen
(52)
Masturbation
(232)
Zanaflex
(48)
DHE Capsules
(24)
Mobic
(43)
Salty foods
(234)
Yoga
(372)
TENS
(155)
Happy thoughts
(275)
Vitamin B6
(134)
Weight Training
(124)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(125)
Tylenol PM
(106)
L-Arginine
(47)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(155)
Vick's Vaporub
(135)
Verapamil
(236)
Gatorade
(181)
Coenzyme Q10
(341)
Vitamin B2
(432)
Metaprolol
(85)
Gabapentin
(74)
Soothing music
(231)
SSRI
(290)
Vit D3
(171)
Depacon
(34)
Keppra
(30)
Blood Pressure medicine
(408)
Eating spicy food
(94)
Reduce salt intake
(207)
Vitamin B-12
(298)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(96)
Calcium
(133)
Celexa
(77)
Zonegran
(80)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(130)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(857)
Hot Pack
(314)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(238)
Lamotrigine
(64)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(471)
Singulair
(52)
Neurontin
(255)
Lisinopril
(72)
Feverfew
(324)
Levaquin
(46)
Heat
(414)
Lithium
(52)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(83)
Noritriptyline
(244)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(297)
Reglan with Aspirin
(61)
Seroquel
(66)
Amitriptyline
(456)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(780)
Sex
(164)
Lexapro
(186)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(108)
Depakote
(281)
Cymbalta
(209)
Depo Provera
(77)
Melatonin
(290)
Effexor XR
(262)
Paxil
(132)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(59)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(633)
Alcoholic beverage
(294)

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