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Migraine (9,240 members)

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331 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,116)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(225)
Passage of Time
(484)
Sleep
(1,205)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(163)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(111)
Avoid smoke
(426)
Eliminate Red Wine
(661)
Eliminate MSG
(561)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(285)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(753)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(381)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(92)
Cooling headbands
(328)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(515)
Ice pack at base of neck
(196)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,111)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(170)
Maxalt
(705)
Reduce stress
(468)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(321)
avoid red wine
(71)
Ice
(713)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(468)
Zomig
(444)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(79)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(143)
Relpax
(378)
Dietary changes
(942)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(371)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(36)
Morphine
(234)
Food Elimination
(71)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(126)
Phenegram Suppository
(81)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(51)
Pregnancy
(140)
Eliminate alcohol
(652)
Avoid dehydration
(46)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(403)
Avoid certain beers
(27)
Control blood sugar
(365)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(59)
Increase hydration
(827)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(167)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(38)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(42)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(87)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(118)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(40)
Oxygen
(136)
Axert
(173)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(104)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(196)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(249)
Medical Marijuana
(132)
Wear a sleep mask
(290)
very small dose of LSD
(7)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(16)
Foot Massage
(218)
Caffeine
(1,044)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(22)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(214)
Excedrin Migraine
(907)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(51)
Fentanyl in IV
(10)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Vicodin+Maxalt
(3)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(25)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(18)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(33)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(9)
Avoid constipation
(19)
Gluten-Free Diet
(197)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(20)
IV Magnesium and or IV meyers coctail
(5)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(78)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(190)
Botox
(228)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(49)
Barbituates
(11)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(270)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(45)
Almogran
(7)
extra strenght asprin, aleve, acetaminophen, ibuprophen, caffeine 200mg
(10)
Avoid tyramine
(26)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(8)
Amerge
(190)
IV Cocktail (dexamethasone, raglan, benadryl, toreador, & fluids)
(11)
Shot of espresso
(368)
Scalp Massage
(356)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(4)
Zomigoro
(4)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Amber Contact Lenses
(4)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(26)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(171)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(8)
Turn off heat in house at night
(60)
goodys powder & caffine
(11)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(344)
Hypnotherapy
(14)
Injections, myofascial and neural therapy (especially sphenopalatine ganglion injection, instant pain relief)
(3)
Excedrine Migraine and Phenergan
(28)
Helminthic Therapy
(6)
Neck Massage
(902)
Avoid Cheese
(317)
Vivactyl
(9)
Regular Exercise
(768)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(310)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(40)
Nerve Block Injection
(181)
Esgic +
(7)
Dried Ginger
(7)
cefaly machine
(10)
Nasal Decongestant
(10)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(13)
Meperdine
(53)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(2)
Dr. Rath Multi-Vitamin
(2)
Imigran Nose Spray
(110)
Hydrocodone
(563)
Nadolol
(8)
Isometheptene
(8)
Ketoprofen
(8)
Energy Medicine
(68)
Breathe in and out of a paper bag at first sign of aura, until aura disappears
(3)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(6)
Snorting cayenne pepper
(1)
Iron supplement (for "end-menstrual" migraine)
(1)
schedule work every day
(4)
Eliminate fluoridated water
(4)
Afrin
(4)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(28)
Cervical Epidural Block
(55)
Toradol
(295)
Noise cancelling headphones
(67)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
GelStat Migraine
(5)
Domperidone (suppository)
(8)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(17)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(20)
Mindfulness
(173)
BC Powder
(101)
Bioresonance Therapy
(13)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(7)
Frankinscense / Pepermint EO combo
(1)
Reflexology
(88)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(207)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(89)
Percocet
(279)
Alexander Technique
(15)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(12)
accupressure
(86)
Methylprednisone
(35)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(35)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(10)
smell/suck on green apple
(7)
Relax and breathe deeply
(434)
ergot drugs
(31)
Ayurveda
(25)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(431)
Prednisone
(291)
Corticosteroids
(137)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(10)
mucinex sinus-max
(10)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,202)
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
(7)
Migrelief
(126)
Cold shower
(184)
Pizotifen
(4)
Aspirin with codeine
(28)
Placing hands and feet into cold water
(11)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Moist heat back
(32)
Norgesic
(8)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(8)
Chiropractic
(316)
Xanax
(47)
Namenda
(55)
Avoid nightshades
(48)
Prescription Prophylactics
(143)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(13)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
Biofeedback
(257)
Sibelium
(24)
meloxicam
(17)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(46)
Midodrine
(7)
Paleolithic Diet
(29)
Phenobarbital
(87)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Feverfew at least 12 tablets at start of aura stops mine consistently
(1)
Trampterene/Hctz
(1)
pranayam
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
abc
(1)
Florinef
(5)
Hot Shower
(652)
Deviated Septum Correction
(20)
Sphenopalatine Block
(9)
Physical Therapy
(143)
Pressure on temples
(423)
Grape Juice
(14)
Magnesium
(681)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(151)
Depakine
(11)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(87)
Grooming
(20)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(59)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(40)
Oral Sex
(13)
Aromatherapy
(33)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(116)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(211)
Ginger Ale
(271)
butterbur
(63)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(19)
Emsam (MAOI)
(7)
peppermint schnapps
(7)
Crystal Therapy
(25)
Atacand
(13)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(9)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(142)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(14)
Naturopathic Treatment
(178)
Chiropractic Treatment
(603)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(259)
Smell peppermint
(238)
Sinus Buster Spray
(33)
ginko biloba
(12)
CPAP machine
(73)
Skelaxin
(91)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(118)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(205)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(47)
Midol
(79)
Bite guard for TMJ
(176)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(483)
Methergine
(27)
Clonazepam
(179)
Acupuncture
(505)
Flexiril
(278)
Chinese Herbs
(88)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(21)
long hot bath
(127)
Indomethacin
(83)
DHE Capsules
(25)
Ginger capsules
(87)
Physical act of eating
(194)
Eat potato products
(129)
Eliminate eggs
(162)
Transdermal Estradiol
(46)
Midrin
(353)
Codeine with Tylenol
(466)
5-HTP
(59)
Cupping
(50)
Zanaflex
(51)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(738)
Sour or hot candy
(58)
Masturbation
(253)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(43)
Progesterone (natural)
(74)
Rolfing Sessions
(39)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(932)
Yoga
(403)
TENS
(171)
Tylenol PM
(120)
Salty foods
(250)
Vick's Vaporub
(148)
Cafergot
(188)
Vitamin B6
(156)
Weight Training
(136)
Gatorade
(199)
Vitamin B2
(462)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(169)
Mobic
(53)
Coenzyme Q10
(357)
Vit D3
(189)
Verapamil
(251)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(139)
Metaprolol
(92)
Baclofen
(61)
Eating spicy food
(108)
Calcium
(148)
Soothing music
(253)
L-Arginine
(57)
Happy thoughts
(302)
Keppra
(34)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(271)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(148)
Depacon
(38)
Reduce salt intake
(219)
Vitamin B-12
(330)
Blood Pressure medicine
(442)
SSRI
(310)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(904)
Celexa
(86)
Lamotrigine
(68)
Zonegran
(81)
Singulair
(59)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(509)
Hot Pack
(347)
Gabapentin
(91)
Neurontin
(268)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(108)
Heat
(442)
Feverfew
(350)
Lisinopril
(78)
Reglan with Aspirin
(68)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(89)
Lithium
(61)
Noritriptyline
(264)
Levaquin
(49)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(331)
Amitriptyline
(484)
Sex
(190)
Seroquel
(72)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(825)
Lexapro
(199)
Depakote
(296)
Melatonin
(316)
Depo Provera
(88)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(116)
Cymbalta
(220)
Effexor XR
(277)
Paxil
(141)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(64)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(677)
Alcoholic beverage
(324)

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