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323 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,074)
Passage of Time
(462)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(197)
Sleep
(1,173)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(145)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(104)
Avoid smoke
(409)
Eliminate Red Wine
(643)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(278)
Eliminate MSG
(543)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(732)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(368)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(487)
Cooling headbands
(319)
Ice pack at base of neck
(174)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,083)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(308)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(155)
Maxalt
(685)
Ice
(684)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(71)
Reduce stress
(452)
Zomig
(434)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(452)
avoid red wine
(51)
Relpax
(367)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(143)
Dietary changes
(908)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(354)
Morphine
(226)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(32)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(71)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(108)
Eliminate alcohol
(637)
Pregnancy
(135)
Food Elimination
(58)
Phenegram Suppository
(78)
Control blood sugar
(356)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(146)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(386)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(44)
Increase hydration
(799)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(51)
Avoid certain beers
(18)
Oxygen
(126)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(76)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(237)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(105)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(103)
Wear a sleep mask
(276)
Axert
(168)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(187)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(35)
Foot Massage
(212)
very small dose of LSD
(7)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(30)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(19)
Caffeine
(1,014)
Medical Marijuana
(122)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(35)
Excedrin Migraine
(875)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(10)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(42)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Avoid dehydration
(23)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(33)
Gluten-Free Diet
(187)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(205)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(7)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(20)
IV Cocktail (dexamethasone, raglan, benadryl, toreador, & fluids)
(5)
Avoid constipation
(13)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(69)
Botox
(222)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(258)
Almogran
(7)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(187)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(18)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(39)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(21)
Shot of espresso
(354)
Amber Contact Lenses
(3)
IV Magnesium and or IV meyers coctail
(3)
Scalp Massage
(339)
Fentanyl in IV
(6)
Amerge
(184)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(4)
LipiGesic M
(4)
extra strenght asprin, aleve, acetaminophen, ibuprophen, caffeine 200mg
(4)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(4)
Zomigoro
(4)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(15)
Injections, myofascial and neural therapy (especially sphenopalatine ganglion injection, instant pain relief)
(2)
Neck Massage
(872)
Vivactyl
(8)
goodys powder & caffine
(8)
Meperdine
(50)
Regular Exercise
(750)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(326)
Helminthic Therapy
(6)
Avoid tyramine
(23)
Imigran Nose Spray
(107)
Cervical Epidural Block
(54)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(12)
Hypnotherapy
(12)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(164)
Hydrocodone
(544)
Nasal Decongestant
(1)
Breathe in and out of a paper bag at first sign of aura, until aura disappears
(1)
schedule work every day
(1)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(32)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(4)
Esgic +
(7)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(44)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(287)
Eliminate fluoridated water
(2)
Placing hands and feet into cold water
(5)
Isometheptene
(8)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(8)
Nerve Block Injection
(176)
Turn off heat in house at night
(52)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(3)
Ketoprofen
(6)
cefaly machine
(6)
Avoid Cheese
(302)
Mindfulness
(163)
Energy Medicine
(66)
GelStat Migraine
(4)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(4)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(7)
Barbituates
(7)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(16)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(19)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(26)
Bioresonance Therapy
(11)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Domperidone (suppository)
(8)
Toradol
(289)
Reflexology
(85)
Nadolol
(6)
Dried Ginger
(3)
BC Powder
(93)
Paleolithic Diet
(22)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(7)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(201)
Relax and breathe deeply
(414)
Percocet
(270)
Ayurveda
(24)
Alexander Technique
(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)
Excedrine Migraine and Phenergan
(19)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(87)
Prednisone
(285)
meloxicam
(13)
Grape Juice
(10)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(10)
Methylprednisone
(33)
accupressure
(83)
Noise cancelling headphones
(61)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(38)
Xanax
(42)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,173)
Phenobarbital
(83)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(417)
Corticosteroids
(134)
Biofeedback
(249)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(30)
Migrelief
(122)
Oral Sex
(7)
Cold shower
(176)
Chiropractic
(297)
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)
Prescription Prophylactics
(136)
Sibelium
(23)
mucinex sinus-max
(9)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
Midodrine
(7)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
abc
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
pranayam
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Grooming
(16)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(143)
Florinef
(5)
peppermint schnapps
(5)
Aspirin with codeine
(24)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Methergine
(25)
Hot Shower
(629)
Depakine
(11)
Pressure on temples
(403)
Deviated Septum Correction
(19)
Moist heat back
(27)
Magnesium
(659)
Namenda
(52)
Physical Therapy
(139)
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)
Aromatherapy
(20)
Atacand
(12)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(137)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(8)
Bite guard for TMJ
(166)
Naturopathic Treatment
(171)
Sinus Buster Spray
(31)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(109)
Chiropractic Treatment
(578)
ginko biloba
(7)
Skelaxin
(87)
Midol
(74)
Flexiril
(268)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(197)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(247)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(460)
Crystal Therapy
(23)
Acupuncture
(491)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(114)
Clonazepam
(173)
Indomethacin
(79)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(41)
CPAP machine
(68)
Smell peppermint
(222)
Chinese Herbs
(86)
Physical act of eating
(183)
Midrin
(343)
Ginger capsules
(82)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(14)
Eat potato products
(124)
DHE Capsules
(25)
Eliminate eggs
(157)
Transdermal Estradiol
(45)
Codeine with Tylenol
(450)
5-HTP
(59)
Cupping
(48)
Sour or hot candy
(56)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(717)
Progesterone (natural)
(70)
Masturbation
(242)
Mobic
(49)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(899)
Zanaflex
(50)
Weight Training
(130)
long hot bath
(112)
Yoga
(389)
Rolfing Sessions
(39)
Salty foods
(242)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(42)
Tylenol PM
(115)
Baclofen
(57)
Cafergot
(182)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(163)
Vitamin B6
(144)
TENS
(159)
Vick's Vaporub
(140)
Depacon
(36)
Vit D3
(180)
Verapamil
(242)
Vitamin B2
(444)
Coenzyme Q10
(350)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(132)
Metaprolol
(90)
Soothing music
(242)
Gatorade
(189)
Happy thoughts
(290)
Eating spicy food
(100)
L-Arginine
(53)
Keppra
(33)
SSRI
(299)
Calcium
(142)
Reduce salt intake
(212)
Vitamin B-12
(312)
Blood Pressure medicine
(429)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(137)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(881)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(253)
Lamotrigine
(67)
Zonegran
(81)
Gabapentin
(83)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(102)
Singulair
(58)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(496)
Celexa
(82)
Neurontin
(262)
Feverfew
(335)
Hot Pack
(331)
Reglan with Aspirin
(64)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(86)
Heat
(425)
Lisinopril
(75)
Noritriptyline
(255)
Levaquin
(49)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(319)
Lithium
(57)
Amitriptyline
(472)
Sex
(181)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(804)
Seroquel
(71)
Depakote
(290)
Depo Provera
(83)
Lexapro
(193)
Melatonin
(304)
Cymbalta
(215)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(113)
Effexor XR
(272)
Paxil
(137)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(61)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(654)
Alcoholic beverage
(311)

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