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Migraine (9,170 members)

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328 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,100)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(215)
Passage of Time
(477)
Sleep
(1,193)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(158)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(108)
Avoid smoke
(420)
Eliminate Red Wine
(655)
Eliminate MSG
(556)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(283)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(747)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(377)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(84)
Cooling headbands
(325)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(506)
Ice pack at base of neck
(190)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(166)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,102)
avoid red wine
(65)
Maxalt
(698)
Ice
(700)
Reduce stress
(462)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(316)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(463)
Zomig
(442)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(76)
Relpax
(375)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(143)
Dietary changes
(931)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(368)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(36)
Morphine
(230)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(120)
Food Elimination
(70)
Avoid certain beers
(24)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(51)
Pregnancy
(137)
Eliminate alcohol
(647)
Phenegram Suppository
(79)
Control blood sugar
(362)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(56)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(397)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(160)
Increase hydration
(816)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(37)
Avoid dehydration
(39)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(85)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(40)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(39)
Oxygen
(134)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(115)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(104)
Axert
(171)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(245)
Wear a sleep mask
(283)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(194)
very small dose of LSD
(7)
Foot Massage
(215)
Caffeine
(1,036)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(14)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(21)
Medical Marijuana
(126)
Excedrin Migraine
(898)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(211)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(24)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(8)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(18)
Avoid constipation
(18)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(50)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(33)
Gluten-Free Diet
(195)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(75)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(20)
IV Magnesium and or IV meyers coctail
(5)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(43)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(190)
Botox
(226)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(265)
Almogran
(7)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(8)
Shot of espresso
(366)
Amber Contact Lenses
(3)
extra strenght asprin, aleve, acetaminophen, ibuprophen, caffeine 200mg
(6)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(25)
IV Cocktail (dexamethasone, raglan, benadryl, toreador, & fluids)
(9)
Scalp Massage
(353)
Zomigoro
(4)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(4)
goodys powder & caffine
(10)
Amerge
(187)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(46)
Fentanyl in IV
(8)
Vivactyl
(8)
Avoid tyramine
(25)
Hypnotherapy
(14)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(169)
Injections, myofascial and neural therapy (especially sphenopalatine ganglion injection, instant pain relief)
(3)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(39)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(305)
Helminthic Therapy
(6)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(338)
Neck Massage
(893)
Barbituates
(9)
Regular Exercise
(763)
Meperdine
(51)
Cervical Epidural Block
(54)
Avoid Cheese
(315)
Vicodin+Maxalt
(1)
Hydrocodone
(554)
Ketoprofen
(7)
Esgic +
(7)
Turn off heat in house at night
(58)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(13)
Dr. Rath Multi-Vitamin
(2)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(2)
Nasal Decongestant
(8)
Isometheptene
(8)
Nadolol
(8)
Nerve Block Injection
(179)
Excedrine Migraine and Phenergan
(26)
schedule work every day
(3)
Breathe in and out of a paper bag at first sign of aura, until aura disappears
(3)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(6)
Dried Ginger
(6)
Imigran Nose Spray
(108)
BC Powder
(100)
Snorting cayenne pepper
(1)
Eliminate fluoridated water
(4)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(7)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(16)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(19)
Mindfulness
(168)
Energy Medicine
(67)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Afrin
(2)
Domperidone (suppository)
(8)
GelStat Migraine
(5)
Noise cancelling headphones
(66)
Toradol
(293)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(27)
Bioresonance Therapy
(12)
cefaly machine
(9)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(9)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(7)
Reflexology
(88)
Percocet
(276)
accupressure
(84)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(204)
Alexander Technique
(15)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(9)
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)
Methylprednisone
(35)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(35)
Placing hands and feet into cold water
(10)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(88)
Relax and breathe deeply
(429)
smell/suck on green apple
(7)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(427)
meloxicam
(15)
Ayurveda
(25)
Prednisone
(291)
Aspirin with codeine
(26)
Corticosteroids
(137)
Cold shower
(181)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,191)
Chiropractic
(308)
Migrelief
(125)
mucinex sinus-max
(10)
Xanax
(44)
Pizotifen
(4)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(11)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Norgesic
(8)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(8)
Prescription Prophylactics
(140)
ergot drugs
(29)
Phenobarbital
(85)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(12)
Oral Sex
(12)
Biofeedback
(254)
Namenda
(55)
Avoid nightshades
(48)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
Sibelium
(24)
Paleolithic Diet
(28)
Midodrine
(7)
Moist heat back
(30)
abc
(1)
pranayam
(1)
Trampterene/Hctz
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Florinef
(5)
Deviated Septum Correction
(20)
Sphenopalatine Block
(9)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(44)
Grape Juice
(14)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(87)
Hot Shower
(645)
Depakine
(11)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(149)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(38)
Grooming
(19)
Physical Therapy
(142)
Magnesium
(673)
Pressure on temples
(417)
Ginger Ale
(265)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(18)
butterbur
(62)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(58)
Emsam (MAOI)
(7)
peppermint schnapps
(7)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(208)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(114)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(141)
Atacand
(13)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(9)
Methergine
(26)
Chiropractic Treatment
(594)
Naturopathic Treatment
(175)
ginko biloba
(11)
Sinus Buster Spray
(33)
Bite guard for TMJ
(172)
Smell peppermint
(235)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(257)
Clonazepam
(175)
Skelaxin
(91)
Crystal Therapy
(24)
Midol
(79)
Aromatherapy
(29)
Flexiril
(276)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(478)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(117)
CPAP machine
(71)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(202)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(45)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(19)
Acupuncture
(501)
Chinese Herbs
(87)
long hot bath
(123)
Indomethacin
(81)
Ginger capsules
(85)
Eat potato products
(126)
DHE Capsules
(25)
Eliminate eggs
(161)
Physical act of eating
(190)
Midrin
(348)
Transdermal Estradiol
(46)
5-HTP
(59)
Codeine with Tylenol
(460)
Cupping
(50)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(731)
Masturbation
(251)
Sour or hot candy
(58)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(43)
Zanaflex
(50)
Progesterone (natural)
(74)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(919)
Mobic
(51)
Rolfing Sessions
(39)
Yoga
(399)
TENS
(166)
Tylenol PM
(118)
Vick's Vaporub
(146)
Salty foods
(246)
Vitamin B6
(154)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(167)
Vitamin B2
(455)
Weight Training
(134)
Coenzyme Q10
(355)
Baclofen
(60)
Cafergot
(185)
Gatorade
(195)
Vit D3
(188)
Verapamil
(247)
Soothing music
(251)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(138)
Eating spicy food
(103)
Metaprolol
(91)
Calcium
(147)
Depacon
(37)
Happy thoughts
(298)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(145)
L-Arginine
(57)
Keppra
(34)
Reduce salt intake
(217)
Vitamin B-12
(325)
SSRI
(307)
Blood Pressure medicine
(438)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(264)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(897)
Celexa
(85)
Lamotrigine
(68)
Zonegran
(81)
Singulair
(59)
Gabapentin
(89)
Neurontin
(266)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(106)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(505)
Feverfew
(344)
Hot Pack
(342)
Lisinopril
(76)
Heat
(438)
Reglan with Aspirin
(67)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(88)
Lithium
(60)
Noritriptyline
(262)
Levaquin
(49)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(326)
Amitriptyline
(480)
Sex
(188)
Seroquel
(72)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(821)
Depakote
(292)
Lexapro
(197)
Melatonin
(313)
Depo Provera
(88)
Cymbalta
(218)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(114)
Effexor XR
(275)
Paxil
(139)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(62)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(666)
Alcoholic beverage
(319)

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