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Migraine (7,394 members)

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277 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(889)
Passage of Time
(376)
Sleep
(1,034)
Eliminate Red Wine
(567)
Avoid smoke
(346)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(91)
Eliminate MSG
(468)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(76)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(225)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(637)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(309)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(378)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(920)
Cooling headbands
(289)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(52)
Maxalt
(582)
Ice pack at base of neck
(89)
Ice
(583)
Reduce stress
(358)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(244)
Zomig
(380)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(385)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(133)
Relpax
(315)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(298)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(88)
Morphine
(183)
Dietary changes
(783)
Control blood sugar
(302)
Phenegram Suppository
(59)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(42)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(44)
Pregnancy
(104)
Eliminate alcohol
(547)
Increase hydration
(674)
Oxygen
(105)
Wear a sleep mask
(220)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(202)
Foot Massage
(188)
Axert
(148)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(17)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(11)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(309)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(146)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(14)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(38)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(36)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(84)
Medical Marijuana
(92)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(33)
Caffeine
(882)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(166)
Meperdine
(42)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(4)
Botox
(185)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(14)
Excedrin Migraine
(751)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(5)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(162)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(221)
Gluten-Free Diet
(135)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(10)
Food Elimination
(5)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Hydrocodone
(453)
Corticosteroids
(115)
Nerve Block Injection
(156)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(28)
Zomigoro
(4)
Regular Exercise
(644)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(248)
smell/suck on green apple
(2)
Amber Contact Lenses
(2)
Shot of espresso
(286)
Noise cancelling headphones
(51)
Mindfulness
(127)
Almogran
(5)
Cervical Epidural Block
(46)
Neck Massage
(740)
LipiGesic M
(3)
Scalp Massage
(270)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(20)
Avoid Cheese
(245)
Percocet
(226)
very small dose of LSD
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Hypnotherapy
(1)
Esgic +
(1)
meloxicam
(1)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(136)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(21)
Vivactyl
(7)
Amerge
(162)
Energy Medicine
(53)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(212)
Nadolol
(2)
Norgesic
(2)
Isometheptene
(5)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(5)
Avoid tyramine
(5)
Reflexology
(68)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(11)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(20)
GelStat Migraine
(3)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(3)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(12)
Toradol
(242)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(16)
Turn off heat in house at night
(16)
Prednisone
(240)
Paleolithic Diet
(2)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(2)
Alexander Technique
(11)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(14)
Avoid nightshades
(30)
Physical Therapy
(108)
Methylprednisone
(19)
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)
Midodrine
(1)
Florinef
(1)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(169)
Relax and breathe deeply
(328)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(5)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(2)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(2)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(79)
BC Powder
(76)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(3)
Prescription Prophylactics
(113)
Moist heat back
(7)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Synalgos-DC
(4)
Imigran Nose Spray
(90)
Migrelief
(105)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(12)
mucinex sinus-max
(2)
Depakine
(9)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(9)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Cold shower
(154)
Sibelium
(20)
Grooming
(4)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(4)
Pizotifen
(4)
Pressure on temples
(313)
Ayurveda
(18)
Biofeedback
(221)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,032)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(12)
accupressure
(48)
Namenda
(41)
butterbur
(38)
Sinus Buster Spray
(21)
peppermint schnapps
(3)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(14)
Xanax
(14)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(178)
Chiropractic
(237)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(113)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(115)
Methergine
(19)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(349)
Deviated Septum Correction
(8)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(1)
Atacand
(9)
Physical act of eating
(149)
Phenobarbital
(66)
Sphenopalatine Block
(7)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(175)
Ginger Ale
(213)
CPAP machine
(52)
Skelaxin
(80)
Magnesium
(555)
Hot Shower
(547)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
Flexiril
(223)
Chinese Herbs
(61)
Indomethacin
(68)
Crystal Therapy
(17)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(47)
Smell peppermint
(172)
Clonazepam
(138)
5-HTP
(36)
Transdermal Estradiol
(32)
Baclofen
(41)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(86)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(61)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(625)
Rolfing Sessions
(31)
Midol
(50)
Bite guard for TMJ
(118)
Progesterone (natural)
(49)
Eat potato products
(98)
Chiropractic Treatment
(483)
Mobic
(36)
Naturopathic Treatment
(131)
Midrin
(299)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(78)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(367)
Eliminate eggs
(136)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(187)
Acupuncture
(428)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(29)
Cupping
(31)
long hot bath
(64)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(756)
Ginger capsules
(66)
Vitamin B6
(106)
Vit D3
(130)
Depacon
(29)
TENS
(128)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(136)
Codeine with Tylenol
(371)
Cafergot
(143)
Zanaflex
(42)
Yoga
(330)
Gabapentin
(37)
Masturbation
(192)
Weight Training
(106)
L-Arginine
(38)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(70)
Happy thoughts
(240)
Vitamin B2
(380)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(99)
Sour or hot candy
(48)
Reduce salt intake
(185)
Soothing music
(201)
SSRI
(258)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(105)
Salty foods
(207)
Keppra
(25)
Blood Pressure medicine
(365)
DHE Capsules
(21)
Coenzyme Q10
(295)
Metaprolol
(71)
Vick's Vaporub
(119)
Celexa
(61)
Tylenol PM
(77)
Hot Pack
(271)
Singulair
(32)
Eating spicy food
(74)
Gatorade
(159)
Vitamin B-12
(246)
Verapamil
(209)
Calcium
(112)
Lamotrigine
(57)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(421)
Levaquin
(39)
Lisinopril
(60)
Lithium
(45)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(771)
Zonegran
(69)
Neurontin
(220)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(204)
Noritriptyline
(217)
Seroquel
(57)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(248)
Heat
(376)
Feverfew
(287)
Amitriptyline
(404)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(78)
Reglan with Aspirin
(57)
Sex
(128)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(713)
Lexapro
(168)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(88)
Melatonin
(248)
Depakote
(260)
Cymbalta
(181)
Depo Provera
(62)
Effexor XR
(236)
Paxil
(118)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(54)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(572)
Alcoholic beverage
(247)

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