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Migraine (7,136 members)

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273 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(860)
Passage of Time
(366)
Eliminate Red Wine
(555)
Sleep
(1,013)
Avoid smoke
(336)
Eliminate MSG
(461)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(87)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(222)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(626)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(56)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(305)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(367)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(901)
Cooling headbands
(287)
Maxalt
(571)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(36)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(235)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(374)
Ice
(569)
Reduce stress
(345)
Zomig
(376)
Relpax
(312)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(79)
Ice pack at base of neck
(83)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(132)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(296)
Morphine
(178)
Control blood sugar
(289)
Dietary changes
(767)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(41)
Phenegram Suppository
(56)
Eliminate alcohol
(537)
Increase hydration
(656)
Pregnancy
(100)
Wear a sleep mask
(212)
Oxygen
(101)
Foot Massage
(185)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(32)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(200)
Axert
(147)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(10)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(17)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(25)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(140)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(301)
Medical Marijuana
(87)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(82)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(162)
Meperdine
(42)
Caffeine
(867)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(215)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(21)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(4)
Botox
(181)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(27)
Corticosteroids
(113)
Gluten-Free Diet
(129)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(4)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(158)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(7)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(7)
Excedrin Migraine
(736)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(11)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(11)
Hydrocodone
(446)
Nerve Block Injection
(151)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(238)
Regular Exercise
(628)
Mindfulness
(124)
Neck Massage
(723)
Food Elimination
(2)
smell/suck on green apple
(2)
Amber Contact Lenses
(2)
Almogran
(5)
Avoid Cheese
(241)
Cervical Epidural Block
(46)
Shot of espresso
(280)
Noise cancelling headphones
(49)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(131)
Scalp Massage
(260)
Percocet
(219)
LipiGesic M
(3)
Zomigoro
(3)
Esgic +
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
very small dose of LSD
(1)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(1)
Hypnotherapy
(1)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(1)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(18)
Vivactyl
(7)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(10)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(27)
Reflexology
(67)
Norgesic
(2)
Nadolol
(2)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(2)
Energy Medicine
(53)
Isometheptene
(5)
Toradol
(238)
Synalgos-DC
(3)
Avoid tyramine
(3)
GelStat Migraine
(3)
Amerge
(160)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(18)
Prednisone
(235)
Alexander Technique
(10)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(16)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(19)
Turn off heat in house at night
(11)
Avoid nightshades
(29)
Physical Therapy
(105)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(205)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(12)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(3)
Grooming
(3)
Methylprednisone
(19)
Relax and breathe deeply
(315)
Xanax
(10)
Helminthic Therapy
(4)
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)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(1)
Paleolithic Diet
(1)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(5)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(2)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(164)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(12)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(79)
Deviated Septum Correction
(6)
Moist heat back
(6)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(3)
BC Powder
(75)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Bioresonance Therapy
(8)
Imigran Nose Spray
(88)
Migrelief
(105)
Prescription Prophylactics
(112)
Sinus Buster Spray
(19)
Depakine
(9)
CPAP machine
(46)
Biofeedback
(216)
Cold shower
(152)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(3)
Sibelium
(20)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(10)
accupressure
(45)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(111)
Pizotifen
(4)
Pressure on temples
(299)
Ayurveda
(18)
butterbur
(36)
Namenda
(40)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(12)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,011)
Sphenopalatine Block
(6)
peppermint schnapps
(3)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(113)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(176)
Chiropractic
(228)
Crystal Therapy
(15)
Methergine
(19)
Physical act of eating
(145)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(1)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(340)
Atacand
(9)
Phenobarbital
(66)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(174)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(46)
Ginger Ale
(207)
Hot Shower
(540)
Flexiril
(219)
5-HTP
(33)
Indomethacin
(66)
Magnesium
(543)
Chinese Herbs
(59)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
Transdermal Estradiol
(31)
Clonazepam
(135)
Skelaxin
(79)
Smell peppermint
(168)
Baclofen
(40)
Progesterone (natural)
(45)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(85)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(60)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(608)
Rolfing Sessions
(31)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(77)
Eat potato products
(95)
Bite guard for TMJ
(114)
Chiropractic Treatment
(472)
Naturopathic Treatment
(130)
Midol
(47)
Midrin
(295)
Eliminate eggs
(134)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(361)
Mobic
(35)
TENS
(123)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(27)
Acupuncture
(421)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(183)
Ginger capsules
(64)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(132)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(740)
Vit D3
(121)
Cupping
(30)
Vitamin B6
(101)
Depacon
(29)
Weight Training
(103)
Codeine with Tylenol
(362)
long hot bath
(61)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(69)
Yoga
(323)
Sour or hot candy
(47)
Gabapentin
(35)
Zanaflex
(42)
Reduce salt intake
(179)
Cafergot
(142)
Masturbation
(186)
Happy thoughts
(236)
L-Arginine
(38)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(102)
Vitamin B2
(370)
Singulair
(27)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(94)
Salty foods
(200)
Blood Pressure medicine
(358)
Metaprolol
(69)
SSRI
(254)
Keppra
(25)
Soothing music
(196)
DHE Capsules
(21)
Coenzyme Q10
(289)
Vitamin B-12
(234)
Vick's Vaporub
(119)
Eating spicy food
(72)
Celexa
(58)
Hot Pack
(269)
Tylenol PM
(76)
Gatorade
(155)
Verapamil
(207)
Levaquin
(38)
Calcium
(109)
Lithium
(43)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(414)
Lamotrigine
(57)
Zonegran
(67)
Lisinopril
(59)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(758)
Neurontin
(219)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(199)
Noritriptyline
(216)
Seroquel
(57)
Heat
(375)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(242)
Feverfew
(282)
Amitriptyline
(393)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(78)
Reglan with Aspirin
(55)
Sex
(126)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(702)
Lexapro
(165)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(86)
Melatonin
(242)
Depakote
(258)
Cymbalta
(177)
Depo Provera
(61)
Effexor XR
(231)
Paxil
(114)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(54)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(564)
Alcoholic beverage
(244)

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