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Migraine (7,979 members)

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299 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(963)
Passage of Time
(416)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(126)
Sleep
(1,091)
Avoid smoke
(370)
Eliminate Red Wine
(598)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(96)
Eliminate MSG
(495)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(90)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(677)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(244)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(328)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(422)
Cooling headbands
(302)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(984)
Maxalt
(619)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(112)
Zomig
(400)
Reduce stress
(392)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(266)
Ice pack at base of neck
(126)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(135)
Ice
(620)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(412)
Relpax
(334)
Morphine
(199)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(318)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(81)
Dietary changes
(833)
Control blood sugar
(324)
Phenegram Suppository
(65)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(21)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(66)
Eliminate alcohol
(581)
Increase hydration
(723)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(58)
Pregnancy
(121)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(24)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(53)
Axert
(157)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(341)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(26)
Oxygen
(112)
Food Elimination
(25)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(215)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(19)
Foot Massage
(200)
Wear a sleep mask
(242)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(64)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(17)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(27)
Medical Marijuana
(102)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(160)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(12)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(31)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(90)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(9)
Caffeine
(932)
Gluten-Free Diet
(154)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Excedrin Migraine
(805)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(178)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(171)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(43)
Botox
(202)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(234)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(7)
very small dose of LSD
(2)
Meperdine
(46)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(23)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Isometheptene
(6)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(30)
Hydrocodone
(484)
Zomigoro
(4)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Energy Medicine
(58)
Scalp Massage
(296)
Regular Exercise
(688)
Amber Contact Lenses
(2)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(21)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(13)
Shot of espresso
(314)
Aspirin with codeine
(5)
Almogran
(5)
Amerge
(171)
Neck Massage
(795)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(283)
Cervical Epidural Block
(49)
smell/suck on green apple
(3)
Corticosteroids
(119)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Esgic +
(4)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(4)
avoid red wine
(4)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(4)
Mindfulness
(144)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(7)
Vivactyl
(7)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(246)
Avoid Cheese
(266)
Avoid tyramine
(16)
Avoid certain beers
(2)
Reflexology
(76)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(8)
GelStat Migraine
(3)
Nadolol
(3)
meloxicam
(3)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(3)
Norgesic
(3)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(32)
Hypnotherapy
(6)
Paleolithic Diet
(9)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(12)
Nerve Block Injection
(166)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(24)
Methylprednisone
(24)
Fentanyl in IV
(1)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(4)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(4)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(16)
Toradol
(259)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(151)
Barbituates
(2)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(83)
Percocet
(244)
Noise cancelling headphones
(54)
cefaly machine
(3)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(180)
Prednisone
(258)
BC Powder
(81)
Grape Juice
(4)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(1)
Turn off heat in house at night
(29)
Imigran Nose Spray
(95)
Alexander Technique
(14)
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
(2)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(2)
Prescription Prophylactics
(126)
Namenda
(44)
Xanax
(25)
Avoid nightshades
(35)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(3)
Moist heat back
(16)
Relax and breathe deeply
(367)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(17)
ergot drugs
(4)
Synalgos-DC
(5)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(22)
Depakine
(9)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Migrelief
(111)
Biofeedback
(233)
Chiropractic
(261)
Physical Therapy
(122)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,094)
Cold shower
(160)
Phenobarbital
(72)
Sibelium
(21)
Pizotifen
(4)
mucinex sinus-max
(4)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(8)
Methergine
(22)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(5)
Ayurveda
(20)
Pressure on temples
(351)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(131)
ginko biloba
(3)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(25)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(378)
accupressure
(62)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(4)
Florinef
(4)
peppermint schnapps
(4)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(186)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Atacand
(9)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Magnesium
(598)
Hot Shower
(579)
Aromatherapy
(7)
CPAP machine
(59)
Deviated Septum Correction
(12)
Ginger Ale
(234)
Midodrine
(5)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(98)
Midol
(64)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(52)
Emsam (MAOI)
(7)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(124)
Grooming
(8)
Indomethacin
(75)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(71)
Flexiril
(239)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(185)
Skelaxin
(81)
Sinus Buster Spray
(26)
Physical act of eating
(159)
Clonazepam
(152)
Crystal Therapy
(19)
Chiropractic Treatment
(518)
butterbur
(48)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(93)
Rolfing Sessions
(31)
Smell peppermint
(192)
Cupping
(39)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(405)
Naturopathic Treatment
(147)
Bite guard for TMJ
(137)
Baclofen
(46)
Eat potato products
(111)
5-HTP
(43)
Eliminate eggs
(142)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(211)
Chinese Herbs
(74)
Acupuncture
(457)
Midrin
(323)
Transdermal Estradiol
(39)
long hot bath
(86)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(662)
Progesterone (natural)
(57)
Vitamin B6
(123)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(33)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(816)
Codeine with Tylenol
(401)
Ginger capsules
(75)
Cafergot
(158)
Weight Training
(115)
Mobic
(39)
Yoga
(356)
Happy thoughts
(259)
Sour or hot candy
(50)
Zanaflex
(44)
Depacon
(32)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(148)
Masturbation
(214)
Coenzyme Q10
(325)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(113)
Vit D3
(152)
Salty foods
(226)
Vitamin B2
(409)
Tylenol PM
(96)
L-Arginine
(45)
Metaprolol
(79)
Gabapentin
(53)
Soothing music
(216)
TENS
(143)
Vick's Vaporub
(130)
DHE Capsules
(22)
SSRI
(276)
Blood Pressure medicine
(389)
Reduce salt intake
(197)
Gatorade
(166)
Vitamin B-12
(273)
Verapamil
(220)
Calcium
(126)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(85)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(118)
Hot Pack
(292)
Keppra
(29)
Eating spicy food
(85)
Celexa
(70)
Zonegran
(75)
Levaquin
(41)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(819)
Lamotrigine
(62)
Singulair
(41)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(450)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(224)
Lithium
(47)
Neurontin
(239)
Lisinopril
(67)
Heat
(397)
Feverfew
(306)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(272)
Noritriptyline
(232)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(81)
Reglan with Aspirin
(60)
Seroquel
(63)
Amitriptyline
(434)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(752)
Sex
(148)
Lexapro
(176)
Depo Provera
(72)
Melatonin
(272)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(100)
Depakote
(272)
Cymbalta
(198)
Effexor XR
(252)
Paxil
(126)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(56)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(611)
Alcoholic beverage
(272)

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