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Migraine (7,477 members)

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278 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(897)
Passage of Time
(380)
Sleep
(1,040)
Eliminate Red Wine
(570)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(92)
Avoid smoke
(346)
Eliminate MSG
(472)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(80)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(643)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(227)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(311)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(383)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(55)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(929)
Cooling headbands
(291)
Maxalt
(587)
Ice
(588)
Ice pack at base of neck
(92)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(246)
Reduce stress
(362)
Zomig
(381)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(388)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(133)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(92)
Relpax
(317)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(300)
Morphine
(185)
Dietary changes
(789)
Control blood sugar
(305)
Phenegram Suppository
(59)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(44)
Eliminate alcohol
(552)
Pregnancy
(105)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(44)
Increase hydration
(678)
Oxygen
(105)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(19)
Wear a sleep mask
(220)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(202)
Axert
(149)
Foot Massage
(190)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(314)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(11)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(41)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(148)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(15)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(167)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(35)
Medical Marijuana
(92)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(85)
Botox
(187)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(38)
Caffeine
(885)
Meperdine
(42)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(4)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(17)
Excedrin Migraine
(757)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(5)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(162)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(222)
Gluten-Free Diet
(137)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(10)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(29)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Hydrocodone
(457)
Food Elimination
(6)
Nerve Block Injection
(157)
Corticosteroids
(115)
Zomigoro
(4)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(251)
Regular Exercise
(647)
Amber Contact Lenses
(2)
smell/suck on green apple
(2)
Mindfulness
(129)
Neck Massage
(748)
Noise cancelling headphones
(51)
Almogran
(5)
Shot of espresso
(288)
Scalp Massage
(271)
LipiGesic M
(3)
Cervical Epidural Block
(47)
Amerge
(163)
Avoid tyramine
(6)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(20)
Avoid Cheese
(248)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(137)
Percocet
(226)
very small dose of LSD
(1)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
meloxicam
(1)
Energy Medicine
(54)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(4)
Vivactyl
(7)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(215)
Nadolol
(2)
Esgic +
(2)
Hypnotherapy
(2)
Isometheptene
(5)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(5)
Reflexology
(68)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(11)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(23)
GelStat Migraine
(3)
Norgesic
(3)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(3)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(12)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(16)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(22)
Physical Therapy
(111)
Paleolithic Diet
(2)
Alexander Technique
(11)
Toradol
(243)
Avoid nightshades
(30)
Turn off heat in house at night
(18)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(15)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(6)
Prednisone
(241)
Florinef
(1)
Midodrine
(1)
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)
Methylprednisone
(20)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(170)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(80)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(2)
Relax and breathe deeply
(335)
Prescription Prophylactics
(114)
BC Powder
(76)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(13)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Imigran Nose Spray
(90)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(5)
Synalgos-DC
(5)
mucinex sinus-max
(2)
Migrelief
(106)
Depakine
(9)
Moist heat back
(9)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Sibelium
(20)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(10)
Cold shower
(155)
Grooming
(4)
Pizotifen
(4)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(4)
Ayurveda
(18)
Biofeedback
(223)
Pressure on temples
(319)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,037)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(12)
Xanax
(16)
Namenda
(41)
butterbur
(38)
accupressure
(49)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(114)
Sinus Buster Spray
(21)
peppermint schnapps
(3)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(3)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(14)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(116)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(179)
Methergine
(19)
Phenobarbital
(67)
Deviated Septum Correction
(8)
Chiropractic
(239)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(1)
Physical act of eating
(150)
Atacand
(9)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(351)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(177)
Sphenopalatine Block
(7)
Ginger Ale
(213)
CPAP machine
(52)
Skelaxin
(80)
Magnesium
(558)
Hot Shower
(550)
Flexiril
(226)
Emsam (MAOI)
(7)
Crystal Therapy
(17)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(48)
Smell peppermint
(173)
Clonazepam
(139)
5-HTP
(36)
Indomethacin
(71)
Transdermal Estradiol
(32)
Chinese Herbs
(63)
Baclofen
(42)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(87)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(61)
Rolfing Sessions
(31)
Midol
(50)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(628)
Progesterone (natural)
(49)
Midrin
(303)
Eat potato products
(98)
Bite guard for TMJ
(122)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(79)
Mobic
(36)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(371)
Chiropractic Treatment
(488)
Naturopathic Treatment
(132)
Eliminate eggs
(136)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(189)
long hot bath
(65)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(29)
Acupuncture
(431)
Cupping
(32)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(764)
Vitamin B6
(107)
Vit D3
(131)
Ginger capsules
(67)
Gabapentin
(39)
TENS
(130)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(137)
Codeine with Tylenol
(375)
Zanaflex
(42)
Masturbation
(194)
Happy thoughts
(242)
Weight Training
(106)
L-Arginine
(38)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(70)
Yoga
(333)
Vitamin B2
(381)
Sour or hot candy
(48)
Cafergot
(145)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(100)
Soothing music
(201)
Depacon
(31)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(105)
Keppra
(25)
Reduce salt intake
(186)
SSRI
(260)
Coenzyme Q10
(297)
DHE Capsules
(21)
Salty foods
(209)
Metaprolol
(72)
Tylenol PM
(80)
Blood Pressure medicine
(367)
Vick's Vaporub
(119)
Hot Pack
(273)
Celexa
(62)
Singulair
(32)
Eating spicy food
(75)
Gatorade
(159)
Verapamil
(211)
Vitamin B-12
(248)
Lamotrigine
(58)
Calcium
(113)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(423)
Levaquin
(39)
Lisinopril
(60)
Lithium
(45)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(776)
Zonegran
(70)
Neurontin
(223)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(205)
Seroquel
(58)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(250)
Noritriptyline
(218)
Heat
(376)
Feverfew
(289)
Amitriptyline
(409)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(79)
Reglan with Aspirin
(57)
Sex
(130)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(717)
Lexapro
(169)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(88)
Melatonin
(248)
Depakote
(263)
Cymbalta
(183)
Depo Provera
(63)
Effexor XR
(237)
Paxil
(119)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(54)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(575)
Alcoholic beverage
(250)

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