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Migraine (9,199 members)

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329 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,107)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(221)
Passage of Time
(481)
Sleep
(1,200)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(162)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(110)
Avoid smoke
(424)
Eliminate Red Wine
(658)
Eliminate MSG
(560)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(283)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(750)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(378)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(89)
Cooling headbands
(328)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(510)
Ice pack at base of neck
(192)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(169)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,106)
Maxalt
(700)
avoid red wine
(67)
Reduce stress
(465)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(318)
Ice
(709)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(467)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(77)
Zomig
(442)
Relpax
(377)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(143)
Dietary changes
(937)
Morphine
(231)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(36)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(370)
Food Elimination
(70)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(123)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(51)
Pregnancy
(140)
Phenegram Suppository
(80)
Avoid certain beers
(26)
Eliminate alcohol
(649)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(58)
Control blood sugar
(364)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(400)
Increase hydration
(823)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(164)
Avoid dehydration
(44)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(37)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(87)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(41)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(118)
Oxygen
(135)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(40)
Axert
(172)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(104)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(196)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(249)
Wear a sleep mask
(288)
very small dose of LSD
(7)
Foot Massage
(216)
Medical Marijuana
(130)
Caffeine
(1,040)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(14)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(21)
Excedrin Migraine
(903)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(213)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(24)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(18)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(50)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(33)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(9)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(76)
Avoid constipation
(19)
Gluten-Free Diet
(196)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(20)
IV Magnesium and or IV meyers coctail
(5)
Botox
(228)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(190)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(268)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(44)
Almogran
(7)
extra strenght asprin, aleve, acetaminophen, ibuprophen, caffeine 200mg
(8)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(8)
Shot of espresso
(367)
Scalp Massage
(356)
Amerge
(188)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(25)
IV Cocktail (dexamethasone, raglan, benadryl, toreador, & fluids)
(9)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(47)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(4)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Zomigoro
(4)
Amber Contact Lenses
(4)
goodys powder & caffine
(10)
Excedrine Migraine and Phenergan
(27)
Turn off heat in house at night
(60)
Fentanyl in IV
(8)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(8)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(343)
Avoid tyramine
(25)
Hypnotherapy
(14)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(307)
Injections, myofascial and neural therapy (especially sphenopalatine ganglion injection, instant pain relief)
(3)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(169)
Helminthic Therapy
(6)
Neck Massage
(899)
Vivactyl
(9)
Barbituates
(9)
Nasal Decongestant
(9)
Regular Exercise
(766)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(40)
Cervical Epidural Block
(54)
Vicodin+Maxalt
(1)
Avoid Cheese
(315)
Ketoprofen
(7)
Dried Ginger
(7)
Esgic +
(7)
cefaly machine
(10)
Hydrocodone
(559)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(13)
Dr. Rath Multi-Vitamin
(2)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(2)
Isometheptene
(8)
Nadolol
(8)
Nerve Block Injection
(180)
Imigran Nose Spray
(109)
Meperdine
(52)
Afrin
(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)
BC Powder
(100)
Snorting cayenne pepper
(1)
Eliminate fluoridated water
(4)
schedule work every day
(4)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(16)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(19)
Energy Medicine
(67)
Noise cancelling headphones
(67)
Mindfulness
(172)
GelStat Migraine
(5)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Domperidone (suppository)
(8)
Toradol
(293)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(27)
Bioresonance Therapy
(12)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(9)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(7)
Frankinscense / Pepermint EO combo
(1)
Reflexology
(88)
accupressure
(85)
Percocet
(277)
Alexander Technique
(15)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(206)
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)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(35)
Methylprednisone
(35)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(10)
smell/suck on green apple
(7)
Relax and breathe deeply
(431)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(88)
Xanax
(46)
Ayurveda
(25)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(429)
Prednisone
(291)
meloxicam
(16)
Corticosteroids
(137)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,196)
ergot drugs
(30)
mucinex sinus-max
(10)
Aspirin with codeine
(27)
Chiropractic
(312)
Migrelief
(126)
Pizotifen
(4)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(11)
Placing hands and feet into cold water
(11)
Cold shower
(183)
Moist heat back
(32)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Norgesic
(8)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(8)
Phenobarbital
(85)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(12)
Prescription Prophylactics
(141)
Biofeedback
(254)
Namenda
(55)
Avoid nightshades
(48)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
Sibelium
(24)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(46)
Midodrine
(7)
Paleolithic Diet
(29)
Trampterene/Hctz
(1)
abc
(1)
pranayam
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Florinef
(5)
Deviated Septum Correction
(20)
Sphenopalatine Block
(9)
Hot Shower
(650)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Physical Therapy
(143)
Grape Juice
(14)
Pressure on temples
(421)
Magnesium
(678)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(87)
Depakine
(11)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(150)
Grooming
(20)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(40)
Oral Sex
(13)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(18)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(58)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(115)
butterbur
(63)
Aromatherapy
(31)
peppermint schnapps
(7)
Ginger Ale
(269)
Emsam (MAOI)
(7)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(209)
Atacand
(13)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(9)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(142)
Methergine
(26)
Naturopathic Treatment
(177)
Chiropractic Treatment
(599)
ginko biloba
(11)
Smell peppermint
(238)
Sinus Buster Spray
(33)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(258)
Bite guard for TMJ
(175)
CPAP machine
(72)
Skelaxin
(91)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(118)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(204)
Crystal Therapy
(24)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(47)
Midol
(79)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(480)
Clonazepam
(177)
Flexiril
(277)
Acupuncture
(504)
Chinese Herbs
(87)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(21)
Indomethacin
(82)
long hot bath
(126)
Ginger capsules
(86)
DHE Capsules
(25)
Physical act of eating
(193)
Eat potato products
(128)
Eliminate eggs
(161)
Midrin
(349)
Transdermal Estradiol
(46)
Codeine with Tylenol
(462)
5-HTP
(59)
Cupping
(50)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(734)
Zanaflex
(51)
Sour or hot candy
(58)
Masturbation
(252)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(43)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(926)
Progesterone (natural)
(74)
Rolfing Sessions
(39)
Yoga
(401)
Mobic
(52)
TENS
(170)
Vick's Vaporub
(147)
Salty foods
(248)
Tylenol PM
(119)
Weight Training
(135)
Vitamin B6
(155)
Vitamin B2
(459)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(168)
Baclofen
(60)
Coenzyme Q10
(357)
Cafergot
(186)
Gatorade
(196)
Vit D3
(189)
Verapamil
(250)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(138)
Metaprolol
(91)
Eating spicy food
(107)
Calcium
(148)
Soothing music
(252)
Happy thoughts
(300)
L-Arginine
(57)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(147)
Keppra
(34)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(267)
Depacon
(38)
Reduce salt intake
(218)
Vitamin B-12
(327)
Blood Pressure medicine
(440)
SSRI
(307)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(900)
Celexa
(85)
Lamotrigine
(68)
Zonegran
(81)
Singulair
(59)
Gabapentin
(89)
Neurontin
(266)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(106)
Hot Pack
(346)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(507)
Heat
(441)
Feverfew
(347)
Lisinopril
(78)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(88)
Reglan with Aspirin
(68)
Lithium
(61)
Levaquin
(49)
Noritriptyline
(263)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(328)
Amitriptyline
(482)
Sex
(189)
Seroquel
(72)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(823)
Depakote
(293)
Lexapro
(198)
Melatonin
(314)
Depo Provera
(88)
Cymbalta
(219)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(115)
Effexor XR
(275)
Paxil
(139)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(64)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(670)
Alcoholic beverage
(322)

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