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Migraine (8,433 members)

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309 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,020)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(166)
Passage of Time
(441)
Sleep
(1,136)
Avoid smoke
(393)
Eliminate Red Wine
(619)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(98)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(118)
Eliminate MSG
(521)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(706)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(261)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(348)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(454)
Cooling headbands
(314)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,033)
Ice pack at base of neck
(151)
Maxalt
(652)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(292)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(134)
Relpax
(350)
Zomig
(417)
Ice
(651)
Reduce stress
(427)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(140)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(433)
Morphine
(215)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(86)
Dietary changes
(874)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(338)
Phenegram Suppository
(70)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(51)
Control blood sugar
(338)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(66)
Eliminate alcohol
(612)
Increase hydration
(766)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(27)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(44)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(90)
Pregnancy
(129)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(363)
avoid red wine
(29)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(116)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(68)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(34)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(15)
Oxygen
(120)
Axert
(163)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(229)
Food Elimination
(43)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(175)
Foot Massage
(207)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(99)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(31)
Wear a sleep mask
(255)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(28)
Caffeine
(976)
Medical Marijuana
(110)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(9)
Botox
(207)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(26)
Excedrin Migraine
(838)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(21)
very small dose of LSD
(4)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(196)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(180)
Gluten-Free Diet
(171)
Avoid certain beers
(13)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(245)
Almogran
(7)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(59)
Meperdine
(49)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(31)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(37)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Scalp Massage
(319)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Zomigoro
(4)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(31)
Energy Medicine
(61)
Neck Massage
(832)
Hydrocodone
(515)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(10)
Amber Contact Lenses
(2)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(2)
Shot of espresso
(338)
Amerge
(177)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(309)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(5)
Fentanyl in IV
(5)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(16)
Vivactyl
(8)
Regular Exercise
(716)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(14)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(6)
Avoid constipation
(6)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(269)
Mindfulness
(153)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Oral Sex
(1)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(18)
Isometheptene
(7)
Hypnotherapy
(7)
Cervical Epidural Block
(50)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(2)
Barbituates
(5)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Esgic +
(6)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(1)
cefaly machine
(4)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(4)
goodys powder & caffine
(4)
GelStat Migraine
(4)
Imigran Nose Spray
(99)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(22)
Avoid Cheese
(281)
Toradol
(272)
Reflexology
(82)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(157)
Methylprednisone
(29)
Paleolithic Diet
(17)
Norgesic
(5)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Avoid dehydration
(2)
Corticosteroids
(123)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(196)
Nerve Block Injection
(169)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(3)
Ketoprofen
(3)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(86)
Avoid nightshades
(41)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(10)
Grape Juice
(7)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(4)
Noise cancelling headphones
(57)
Percocet
(257)
Phenobarbital
(76)
Alexander Technique
(14)
meloxicam
(8)
Nadolol
(5)
smell/suck on green apple
(5)
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
(5)
Avoid tyramine
(18)
BC Powder
(86)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(22)
Relax and breathe deeply
(392)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(35)
Turn off heat in house at night
(45)
Prednisone
(272)
Prescription Prophylactics
(130)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(7)
Xanax
(34)
Namenda
(48)
Biofeedback
(240)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(9)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,139)
Depakine
(10)
Cold shower
(170)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(28)
Pizotifen
(4)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(11)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Chiropractic
(279)
Physical Therapy
(128)
Migrelief
(115)
Sibelium
(23)
accupressure
(73)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(9)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(27)
Moist heat back
(20)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(400)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(139)
Ayurveda
(21)
ergot drugs
(14)
mucinex sinus-max
(7)
Deviated Septum Correction
(15)
peppermint schnapps
(4)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
Pressure on temples
(377)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Florinef
(5)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Aspirin with codeine
(17)
Midodrine
(6)
Magnesium
(630)
Atacand
(11)
Hot Shower
(605)
Grooming
(12)
Methergine
(24)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(103)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(33)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(130)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(195)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(77)
Ginger Ale
(251)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(54)
butterbur
(54)
CPAP machine
(64)
Chiropractic Treatment
(542)
Physical act of eating
(173)
Skelaxin
(83)
Crystal Therapy
(19)
ginko biloba
(6)
Indomethacin
(77)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(7)
Midol
(69)
Clonazepam
(159)
Flexiril
(253)
Sinus Buster Spray
(30)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(191)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(437)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(105)
Naturopathic Treatment
(156)
Aromatherapy
(14)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(10)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(230)
Acupuncture
(471)
Smell peppermint
(210)
Transdermal Estradiol
(42)
Bite guard for TMJ
(151)
Ginger capsules
(81)
Cupping
(44)
Chinese Herbs
(81)
Midrin
(337)
Eat potato products
(119)
Eliminate eggs
(151)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(36)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(854)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(687)
Sour or hot candy
(53)
Codeine with Tylenol
(430)
5-HTP
(54)
Rolfing Sessions
(37)
Progesterone (natural)
(63)
Cafergot
(169)
Baclofen
(52)
Masturbation
(231)
Zanaflex
(48)
Mobic
(42)
DHE Capsules
(24)
Yoga
(369)
Weight Training
(123)
long hot bath
(99)
Salty foods
(233)
Vitamin B6
(133)
TENS
(154)
Happy thoughts
(272)
Tylenol PM
(106)
L-Arginine
(47)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(155)
Vick's Vaporub
(135)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(124)
Gatorade
(179)
Coenzyme Q10
(339)
Vitamin B2
(429)
Metaprolol
(85)
Verapamil
(235)
Soothing music
(230)
SSRI
(287)
Vit D3
(167)
Depacon
(34)
Gabapentin
(70)
Keppra
(30)
Blood Pressure medicine
(407)
Reduce salt intake
(206)
Eating spicy food
(94)
Vitamin B-12
(297)
Calcium
(133)
Celexa
(77)
Zonegran
(80)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(128)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(96)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(854)
Lamotrigine
(64)
Hot Pack
(310)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(237)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(469)
Singulair
(50)
Neurontin
(253)
Levaquin
(45)
Lisinopril
(72)
Feverfew
(321)
Heat
(412)
Lithium
(52)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(83)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(289)
Noritriptyline
(239)
Reglan with Aspirin
(61)
Seroquel
(66)
Amitriptyline
(451)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(777)
Sex
(164)
Lexapro
(184)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(107)
Depo Provera
(75)
Depakote
(282)
Cymbalta
(208)
Melatonin
(290)
Effexor XR
(262)
Paxil
(132)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(59)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(630)
Alcoholic beverage
(292)

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