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322 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,069)
Passage of Time
(458)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(195)
Sleep
(1,170)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(144)
Avoid smoke
(407)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(103)
Eliminate Red Wine
(640)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(276)
Eliminate MSG
(540)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(729)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(366)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(483)
Cooling headbands
(319)
Ice pack at base of neck
(172)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,079)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(305)
Maxalt
(684)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(151)
Reduce stress
(450)
Ice
(682)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(69)
Zomig
(431)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(451)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(142)
Relpax
(364)
avoid red wine
(48)
Dietary changes
(904)
Morphine
(224)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(353)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(70)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(107)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(31)
Pregnancy
(135)
Control blood sugar
(354)
Eliminate alcohol
(633)
Phenegram Suppository
(78)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(384)
Food Elimination
(57)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(143)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(44)
Increase hydration
(795)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(51)
Avoid certain beers
(18)
Oxygen
(126)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(75)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(104)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(103)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(235)
Wear a sleep mask
(275)
Axert
(168)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(185)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(35)
Foot Massage
(212)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(18)
very small dose of LSD
(7)
Caffeine
(1,008)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(40)
Medical Marijuana
(122)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(29)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(34)
Excedrin Migraine
(870)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(10)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(33)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(205)
Avoid constipation
(12)
Gluten-Free Diet
(184)
IV Cocktail (dexamethasone, raglan, benadryl, toreador, & fluids)
(3)
Avoid dehydration
(21)
Botox
(220)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(66)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(256)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(186)
Almogran
(7)
Shot of espresso
(352)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(18)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(5)
Amber Contact Lenses
(3)
IV Magnesium and or IV meyers coctail
(3)
Scalp Massage
(339)
Fentanyl in IV
(6)
Amerge
(184)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(4)
Zomigoro
(4)
extra strenght asprin, aleve, acetaminophen, ibuprophen, caffeine 200mg
(4)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(4)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(42)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(15)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(37)
Neck Massage
(868)
Injections, myofascial and neural therapy (especially sphenopalatine ganglion injection, instant pain relief)
(2)
Vivactyl
(8)
Meperdine
(50)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(325)
Regular Exercise
(747)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(17)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(31)
Hydrocodone
(541)
Helminthic Therapy
(6)
Avoid tyramine
(23)
Cervical Epidural Block
(54)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(12)
Hypnotherapy
(12)
schedule work every day
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Breathe in and out of a paper bag at first sign of aura, until aura disappears
(1)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(4)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(284)
Esgic +
(7)
goodys powder & caffine
(7)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(7)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(163)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(19)
Eliminate fluoridated water
(2)
Isometheptene
(8)
Nerve Block Injection
(176)
Turn off heat in house at night
(52)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(3)
Barbituates
(6)
Ketoprofen
(6)
cefaly machine
(6)
Energy Medicine
(66)
Avoid Cheese
(300)
Mindfulness
(161)
GelStat Migraine
(4)
Placing hands and feet into cold water
(4)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(4)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(7)
Imigran Nose Spray
(105)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(16)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(19)
Toradol
(286)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(26)
Domperidone (suppository)
(8)
Bioresonance Therapy
(11)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Reflexology
(85)
Nadolol
(6)
Dried Ginger
(3)
Paleolithic Diet
(22)
Norgesic
(7)
BC Powder
(91)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(201)
Relax and breathe deeply
(413)
Percocet
(269)
Ayurveda
(24)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(37)
Alexander Technique
(15)
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)
smell/suck on green apple
(6)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(6)
Methylprednisone
(32)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(87)
meloxicam
(13)
Grape Juice
(10)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(10)
Prednisone
(283)
Noise cancelling headphones
(61)
Phenobarbital
(81)
Chiropractic
(295)
Excedrine Migraine and Phenergan
(15)
Xanax
(42)
ergot drugs
(22)
Biofeedback
(248)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(417)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,169)
Corticosteroids
(134)
Migrelief
(121)
Oral Sex
(7)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(14)
Pizotifen
(4)
Avoid nightshades
(46)
accupressure
(81)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(29)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Cold shower
(174)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(12)
Prescription Prophylactics
(136)
Aspirin with codeine
(23)
Sibelium
(23)
mucinex sinus-max
(9)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
Midodrine
(7)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(33)
Physical Therapy
(137)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
abc
(1)
pranayam
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(143)
peppermint schnapps
(5)
Florinef
(5)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Methergine
(25)
Magnesium
(656)
Hot Shower
(625)
Depakine
(11)
Grooming
(15)
Deviated Septum Correction
(19)
Pressure on temples
(400)
Namenda
(52)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(56)
Moist heat back
(25)
butterbur
(57)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
Ginger Ale
(259)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(84)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(136)
Aromatherapy
(20)
Atacand
(12)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(8)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(202)
Naturopathic Treatment
(169)
Midol
(72)
Chiropractic Treatment
(574)
Sinus Buster Spray
(31)
Bite guard for TMJ
(164)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(109)
Skelaxin
(86)
ginko biloba
(7)
Flexiril
(266)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(197)
Acupuncture
(489)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(245)
Crystal Therapy
(23)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(456)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(114)
Indomethacin
(79)
Clonazepam
(171)
CPAP machine
(68)
Physical act of eating
(182)
Smell peppermint
(222)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(40)
Chinese Herbs
(86)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(13)
Eat potato products
(123)
Ginger capsules
(82)
DHE Capsules
(25)
Midrin
(342)
Eliminate eggs
(156)
Codeine with Tylenol
(449)
Transdermal Estradiol
(45)
5-HTP
(59)
Cupping
(48)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(713)
Sour or hot candy
(56)
long hot bath
(111)
Masturbation
(241)
Mobic
(47)
Tylenol PM
(113)
Zanaflex
(49)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(894)
Weight Training
(129)
Rolfing Sessions
(38)
Progesterone (natural)
(69)
Cafergot
(180)
Yoga
(386)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(42)
Baclofen
(55)
Salty foods
(241)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(162)
Vitamin B6
(143)
TENS
(158)
Vick's Vaporub
(140)
Vit D3
(178)
Verapamil
(242)
Depacon
(36)
L-Arginine
(51)
Vitamin B2
(442)
Coenzyme Q10
(348)
Metaprolol
(89)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(132)
Soothing music
(241)
Gatorade
(189)
Happy thoughts
(289)
Eating spicy food
(100)
SSRI
(297)
Keppra
(33)
Calcium
(141)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(136)
Vitamin B-12
(311)
Reduce salt intake
(212)
Blood Pressure medicine
(426)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(877)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(252)
Gabapentin
(82)
Lamotrigine
(66)
Celexa
(81)
Zonegran
(81)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(100)
Singulair
(57)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(493)
Neurontin
(261)
Feverfew
(333)
Hot Pack
(329)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(86)
Heat
(422)
Lisinopril
(74)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(315)
Reglan with Aspirin
(63)
Noritriptyline
(253)
Levaquin
(48)
Lithium
(57)
Amitriptyline
(470)
Seroquel
(70)
Sex
(180)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(803)
Depakote
(289)
Lexapro
(191)
Depo Provera
(83)
Cymbalta
(213)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(112)
Melatonin
(301)
Effexor XR
(271)
Paxil
(137)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(61)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(653)
Alcoholic beverage
(309)

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