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Migraine (9,099 members)

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326 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,090)
Passage of Time
(471)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(206)
Sleep
(1,186)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(154)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(106)
Avoid smoke
(417)
Eliminate Red Wine
(649)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(281)
Eliminate MSG
(552)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(374)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(742)
Cooling headbands
(323)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(499)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(77)
Ice pack at base of neck
(186)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,096)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(162)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(313)
Maxalt
(694)
Ice
(696)
Reduce stress
(458)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(458)
avoid red wine
(59)
Zomig
(439)
Relpax
(372)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(73)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(143)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(33)
Dietary changes
(925)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(363)
Morphine
(230)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(113)
Food Elimination
(67)
Eliminate alcohol
(644)
Pregnancy
(136)
Control blood sugar
(360)
Phenegram Suppository
(78)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(48)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(54)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(391)
Increase hydration
(810)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(155)
Avoid certain beers
(20)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(36)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(83)
Oxygen
(133)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(37)
Axert
(170)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(242)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(103)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(110)
Wear a sleep mask
(279)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(38)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(190)
very small dose of LSD
(7)
Foot Massage
(214)
Avoid dehydration
(33)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(20)
Caffeine
(1,029)
Medical Marijuana
(124)
Excedrin Migraine
(889)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(12)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(33)
Gluten-Free Diet
(194)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(207)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(72)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(17)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(7)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(7)
Botox
(226)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(46)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(21)
Avoid constipation
(16)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(188)
IV Magnesium and or IV meyers coctail
(4)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(262)
Almogran
(7)
extra strenght asprin, aleve, acetaminophen, ibuprophen, caffeine 200mg
(5)
Shot of espresso
(361)
Amber Contact Lenses
(3)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(19)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(22)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(41)
Scalp Massage
(347)
Zomigoro
(4)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(4)
Amerge
(186)
IV Cocktail (dexamethasone, raglan, benadryl, toreador, & fluids)
(7)
Avoid tyramine
(24)
Vivactyl
(8)
goodys powder & caffine
(8)
Regular Exercise
(758)
Meperdine
(50)
Injections, myofascial and neural therapy (especially sphenopalatine ganglion injection, instant pain relief)
(3)
Neck Massage
(887)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(45)
Helminthic Therapy
(6)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(168)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(37)
Barbituates
(9)
Cervical Epidural Block
(54)
Hydrocodone
(551)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(12)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Dr. Rath Multi-Vitamin
(1)
Vicodin+Maxalt
(1)
Nasal Decongestant
(4)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(333)
Esgic +
(7)
Hypnotherapy
(13)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(299)
Breathe in and out of a paper bag at first sign of aura, until aura disappears
(2)
schedule work every day
(2)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(5)
Avoid Cheese
(310)
Nadolol
(8)
Isometheptene
(8)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(8)
Nerve Block Injection
(179)
Turn off heat in house at night
(55)
Imigran Nose Spray
(108)
Eliminate fluoridated water
(3)
Ketoprofen
(6)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(6)
Energy Medicine
(66)
GelStat Migraine
(4)
Placing hands and feet into cold water
(7)
Fentanyl in IV
(7)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(16)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(19)
Mindfulness
(166)
Toradol
(292)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(26)
Domperidone (suppository)
(8)
Bioresonance Therapy
(11)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(8)
Dried Ginger
(5)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Reflexology
(85)
Excedrine Migraine and Phenergan
(21)
cefaly machine
(9)
BC Powder
(96)
Noise cancelling headphones
(63)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(202)
accupressure
(84)
Ayurveda
(24)
Percocet
(275)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(34)
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)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(6)
Relax and breathe deeply
(422)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(88)
Methylprednisone
(33)
smell/suck on green apple
(7)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(424)
meloxicam
(14)
Prednisone
(288)
Grape Juice
(12)
Migrelief
(123)
Paleolithic Diet
(26)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,185)
Xanax
(43)
Corticosteroids
(135)
Cold shower
(180)
Chiropractic
(304)
ergot drugs
(28)
Pizotifen
(4)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(11)
Avoid nightshades
(46)
Prescription Prophylactics
(140)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(8)
Norgesic
(8)
Phenobarbital
(85)
Biofeedback
(253)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(12)
mucinex sinus-max
(9)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
Sibelium
(24)
Aspirin with codeine
(25)
Midodrine
(7)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
pranayam
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Trampterene/Hctz
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
abc
(1)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(42)
peppermint schnapps
(5)
Florinef
(5)
Sphenopalatine Block
(9)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Methergine
(25)
Moist heat back
(29)
Hot Shower
(639)
Grooming
(18)
Physical Therapy
(141)
Namenda
(53)
Oral Sex
(11)
Depakine
(11)
Magnesium
(668)
Deviated Septum Correction
(19)
Pressure on temples
(411)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(16)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(147)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(57)
butterbur
(61)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(85)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(113)
Ginger Ale
(263)
Emsam (MAOI)
(7)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(36)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(206)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(140)
Bite guard for TMJ
(169)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(8)
Atacand
(13)
Chiropractic Treatment
(590)
ginko biloba
(10)
Naturopathic Treatment
(173)
Sinus Buster Spray
(32)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(253)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(116)
Skelaxin
(90)
Midol
(77)
Crystal Therapy
(23)
Flexiril
(273)
CPAP machine
(70)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(201)
Clonazepam
(174)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(471)
Acupuncture
(500)
Smell peppermint
(230)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(43)
Indomethacin
(81)
Chinese Herbs
(86)
Aromatherapy
(27)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(18)
DHE Capsules
(25)
Eat potato products
(125)
Ginger capsules
(83)
long hot bath
(120)
Eliminate eggs
(160)
Physical act of eating
(188)
Midrin
(345)
Codeine with Tylenol
(456)
Transdermal Estradiol
(46)
5-HTP
(59)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(728)
Cupping
(50)
Sour or hot candy
(57)
Masturbation
(246)
Progesterone (natural)
(72)
Zanaflex
(50)
Mobic
(50)
Weight Training
(130)
Rolfing Sessions
(39)
Yoga
(395)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(912)
Tylenol PM
(117)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(42)
TENS
(164)
Salty foods
(244)
Vitamin B6
(150)
Vick's Vaporub
(144)
Depacon
(36)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(166)
Coenzyme Q10
(354)
Vitamin B2
(452)
Cafergot
(184)
Baclofen
(59)
Vit D3
(186)
Metaprolol
(90)
Gatorade
(193)
Verapamil
(246)
Happy thoughts
(295)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(136)
Eating spicy food
(101)
Soothing music
(248)
L-Arginine
(55)
Keppra
(33)
Calcium
(145)
Reduce salt intake
(215)
Vitamin B-12
(322)
Blood Pressure medicine
(435)
SSRI
(306)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(141)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(893)
Celexa
(85)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(260)
Lamotrigine
(68)
Zonegran
(81)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(104)
Singulair
(58)
Gabapentin
(87)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(503)
Neurontin
(265)
Feverfew
(341)
Hot Pack
(338)
Heat
(433)
Reglan with Aspirin
(65)
Lisinopril
(75)
Lithium
(59)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(87)
Noritriptyline
(260)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(324)
Levaquin
(49)
Amitriptyline
(477)
Sex
(185)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(816)
Seroquel
(72)
Depakote
(291)
Lexapro
(197)
Melatonin
(309)
Depo Provera
(85)
Cymbalta
(218)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(114)
Effexor XR
(275)
Paxil
(138)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(62)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(662)
Alcoholic beverage
(315)

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