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Migraine (8,574 members)

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312 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,033)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(172)
Passage of Time
(445)
Sleep
(1,148)
Avoid smoke
(395)
Eliminate Red Wine
(625)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(123)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(100)
Eliminate MSG
(525)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(711)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(355)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(264)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(463)
Cooling headbands
(314)
Ice pack at base of neck
(157)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,045)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(137)
Maxalt
(660)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(298)
Reduce stress
(434)
Relpax
(352)
Ice
(661)
Zomig
(421)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(439)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(139)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(90)
Dietary changes
(881)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(341)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(58)
Morphine
(219)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(29)
Phenegram Suppository
(74)
Control blood sugar
(343)
Eliminate alcohol
(620)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(66)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(46)
Increase hydration
(773)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(371)
avoid red wine
(37)
Pregnancy
(130)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(96)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(126)
Food Elimination
(48)
Axert
(165)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(70)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(36)
Oxygen
(121)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(230)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(100)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(17)
Foot Massage
(207)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(177)
Wear a sleep mask
(262)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(32)
Caffeine
(983)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(28)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(26)
Avoid certain beers
(14)
Medical Marijuana
(113)
Excedrin Migraine
(844)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(33)
Gluten-Free Diet
(175)
very small dose of LSD
(4)
Botox
(212)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(197)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(181)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(60)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(32)
Almogran
(7)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(248)
Avoid constipation
(8)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Amber Contact Lenses
(3)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(3)
Scalp Massage
(323)
Fentanyl in IV
(6)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(6)
Shot of espresso
(344)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(17)
Amerge
(179)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Zomigoro
(4)
Energy Medicine
(61)
Neck Massage
(844)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(10)
goodys powder & caffine
(5)
Cervical Epidural Block
(52)
Regular Exercise
(724)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(315)
Vivactyl
(8)
Meperdine
(50)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(14)
Hydrocodone
(517)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(272)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(6)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(32)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Oral Sex
(1)
schedule work every day
(1)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(18)
Isometheptene
(7)
Hypnotherapy
(7)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(13)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(39)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(160)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(2)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(2)
Mindfulness
(155)
Barbituates
(5)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
cefaly machine
(6)
Esgic +
(6)
Paleolithic Diet
(18)
Methylprednisone
(30)
GelStat Migraine
(4)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(4)
Nerve Block Injection
(171)
Toradol
(273)
Avoid Cheese
(286)
Imigran Nose Spray
(101)
Reflexology
(83)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(26)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(23)
Avoid tyramine
(20)
Avoid dehydration
(8)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Norgesic
(5)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(2)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(12)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(86)
Avoid nightshades
(43)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(197)
Noise cancelling headphones
(57)
Grape Juice
(7)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(4)
Ketoprofen
(4)
Alexander Technique
(14)
BC Powder
(87)
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)
smell/suck on green apple
(5)
Nadolol
(5)
Relax and breathe deeply
(398)
Percocet
(260)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(36)
Turn off heat in house at night
(46)
Prescription Prophylactics
(132)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(7)
Corticosteroids
(129)
ergot drugs
(17)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(4)
Prednisone
(276)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(11)
Phenobarbital
(78)
Namenda
(48)
Biofeedback
(242)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,142)
meloxicam
(10)
Cold shower
(170)
Chiropractic
(282)
Pizotifen
(4)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(11)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(404)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(29)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Aspirin with codeine
(19)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(12)
Xanax
(37)
Physical Therapy
(130)
Sibelium
(23)
Moist heat back
(20)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
Ayurveda
(21)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(138)
accupressure
(76)
Migrelief
(117)
mucinex sinus-max
(7)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(26)
Pressure on temples
(382)
peppermint schnapps
(4)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
Deviated Septum Correction
(16)
Dried Ginger
(1)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Florinef
(5)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Midodrine
(6)
Magnesium
(638)
Depakine
(11)
Atacand
(11)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(105)
Hot Shower
(610)
Grooming
(12)
Methergine
(24)
butterbur
(54)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(132)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
Ginger Ale
(252)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(79)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(54)
Physical act of eating
(174)
Crystal Therapy
(19)
ginko biloba
(6)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(199)
Skelaxin
(85)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(37)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(193)
Chiropractic Treatment
(553)
Midol
(69)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(7)
Aromatherapy
(16)
Sinus Buster Spray
(30)
Flexiril
(257)
CPAP machine
(65)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(440)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(107)
Naturopathic Treatment
(158)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(10)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(234)
Acupuncture
(478)
Smell peppermint
(213)
Indomethacin
(79)
Bite guard for TMJ
(152)
Ginger capsules
(82)
Clonazepam
(165)
Eat potato products
(120)
Chinese Herbs
(84)
Cupping
(45)
Eliminate eggs
(153)
DHE Capsules
(25)
Codeine with Tylenol
(436)
Midrin
(338)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(38)
Transdermal Estradiol
(45)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(695)
long hot bath
(104)
Sour or hot candy
(53)
Cafergot
(173)
Rolfing Sessions
(37)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(863)
5-HTP
(55)
Progesterone (natural)
(64)
Masturbation
(233)
Zanaflex
(48)
Salty foods
(234)
Yoga
(374)
Vitamin B6
(135)
Baclofen
(53)
TENS
(155)
Weight Training
(125)
Happy thoughts
(276)
Mobic
(45)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(126)
Tylenol PM
(106)
Vick's Vaporub
(135)
L-Arginine
(47)
Verapamil
(238)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(157)
Gatorade
(181)
Coenzyme Q10
(342)
Metaprolol
(85)
Vit D3
(172)
Vitamin B2
(435)
Soothing music
(232)
Depacon
(34)
SSRI
(292)
Gabapentin
(76)
Eating spicy food
(95)
Blood Pressure medicine
(409)
Reduce salt intake
(207)
Calcium
(133)
Vitamin B-12
(302)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(130)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(97)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(240)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(860)
Keppra
(32)
Lamotrigine
(65)
Celexa
(78)
Zonegran
(81)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(475)
Hot Pack
(316)
Singulair
(53)
Neurontin
(256)
Feverfew
(324)
Heat
(414)
Lisinopril
(73)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(83)
Levaquin
(47)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(300)
Reglan with Aspirin
(61)
Noritriptyline
(248)
Lithium
(53)
Amitriptyline
(459)
Seroquel
(67)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(782)
Sex
(166)
Lexapro
(187)
Depakote
(282)
Cymbalta
(210)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(110)
Melatonin
(293)
Depo Provera
(80)
Effexor XR
(263)
Paxil
(132)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(59)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(637)
Alcoholic beverage
(297)

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