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Migraine (9,064 members)

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325 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,082)
Passage of Time
(465)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(201)
Sleep
(1,178)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(149)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(106)
Avoid smoke
(413)
Eliminate Red Wine
(647)
Eliminate MSG
(548)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(280)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(371)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(737)
Cooling headbands
(321)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(494)
Ice pack at base of neck
(179)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(74)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,089)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(310)
Ice
(690)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(159)
Maxalt
(691)
Reduce stress
(456)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(456)
Zomig
(438)
avoid red wine
(56)
Relpax
(370)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(73)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(143)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(33)
Dietary changes
(918)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(359)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(110)
Morphine
(228)
Food Elimination
(63)
Eliminate alcohol
(641)
Pregnancy
(136)
Phenegram Suppository
(78)
Control blood sugar
(358)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(46)
Avoid certain beers
(19)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(389)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(53)
Increase hydration
(805)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(150)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(34)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(79)
Oxygen
(130)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(36)
Axert
(170)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(103)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(239)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(106)
Wear a sleep mask
(278)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(188)
Foot Massage
(213)
very small dose of LSD
(7)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(19)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(36)
Caffeine
(1,020)
Avoid dehydration
(28)
Medical Marijuana
(122)
Excedrin Migraine
(882)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(33)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(11)
Gluten-Free Diet
(189)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(205)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(44)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(7)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(20)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(16)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(70)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(188)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(6)
Botox
(225)
Avoid constipation
(14)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(259)
IV Magnesium and or IV meyers coctail
(4)
Almogran
(7)
extra strenght asprin, aleve, acetaminophen, ibuprophen, caffeine 200mg
(5)
Shot of espresso
(356)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(21)
Amber Contact Lenses
(3)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(19)
Scalp Massage
(341)
Zomigoro
(4)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(4)
Amerge
(185)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(34)
Avoid tyramine
(24)
Vivactyl
(8)
goodys powder & caffine
(8)
Regular Exercise
(756)
Meperdine
(50)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(167)
Hydrocodone
(548)
Injections, myofascial and neural therapy (especially sphenopalatine ganglion injection, instant pain relief)
(3)
Nasal Decongestant
(3)
Neck Massage
(879)
IV Cocktail (dexamethasone, raglan, benadryl, toreador, & fluids)
(6)
Helminthic Therapy
(6)
Cervical Epidural Block
(54)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(40)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(12)
Hypnotherapy
(12)
schedule work every day
(1)
Vicodin+Maxalt
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(293)
Esgic +
(7)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(44)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(331)
Avoid Cheese
(307)
Breathe in and out of a paper bag at first sign of aura, until aura disappears
(2)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(5)
Barbituates
(8)
Nadolol
(8)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(8)
Isometheptene
(8)
Eliminate fluoridated water
(3)
Imigran Nose Spray
(108)
Nerve Block Injection
(178)
Ketoprofen
(6)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(6)
Placing hands and feet into cold water
(6)
Turn off heat in house at night
(54)
Energy Medicine
(66)
Mindfulness
(164)
GelStat Migraine
(4)
Fentanyl in IV
(7)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(16)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(19)
Toradol
(291)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(26)
Bioresonance Therapy
(11)
cefaly machine
(8)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(5)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Domperidone (suppository)
(8)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(8)
Dried Ginger
(5)
Reflexology
(85)
Excedrine Migraine and Phenergan
(21)
BC Powder
(94)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(32)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(201)
accupressure
(84)
Percocet
(274)
Noise cancelling headphones
(62)
Ayurveda
(24)
Alexander Technique
(15)
Relax and breathe deeply
(419)
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)
smell/suck on green apple
(6)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(88)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(10)
Methylprednisone
(33)
meloxicam
(14)
Grape Juice
(11)
Prednisone
(287)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(420)
Xanax
(42)
Migrelief
(123)
Cold shower
(178)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,179)
Corticosteroids
(135)
Paleolithic Diet
(24)
Pizotifen
(4)
Prescription Prophylactics
(140)
Avoid nightshades
(46)
Biofeedback
(252)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(8)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Norgesic
(8)
ergot drugs
(26)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(12)
Chiropractic
(301)
Oral Sex
(9)
mucinex sinus-max
(9)
Phenobarbital
(84)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
Sibelium
(24)
Aspirin with codeine
(25)
Midodrine
(7)
Trampterene/Hctz
(1)
pranayam
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
abc
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Florinef
(5)
peppermint schnapps
(5)
Sphenopalatine Block
(9)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Grooming
(17)
Methergine
(25)
Moist heat back
(29)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(41)
Hot Shower
(635)
Physical Therapy
(141)
Depakine
(11)
Deviated Septum Correction
(19)
Magnesium
(664)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(16)
Pressure on temples
(406)
Namenda
(52)
butterbur
(60)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(57)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(85)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(111)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(35)
Ginger Ale
(260)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(146)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(138)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(205)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(8)
Naturopathic Treatment
(172)
Bite guard for TMJ
(168)
Atacand
(13)
ginko biloba
(10)
Sinus Buster Spray
(32)
Chiropractic Treatment
(586)
Flexiril
(271)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(200)
Skelaxin
(89)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(116)
Midol
(76)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(250)
Crystal Therapy
(23)
CPAP machine
(70)
Aromatherapy
(24)
Clonazepam
(174)
Acupuncture
(498)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(465)
Smell peppermint
(225)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(43)
Indomethacin
(81)
Chinese Herbs
(86)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(18)
Physical act of eating
(184)
Eat potato products
(124)
DHE Capsules
(25)
Ginger capsules
(83)
Eliminate eggs
(159)
Midrin
(345)
Codeine with Tylenol
(455)
long hot bath
(116)
Transdermal Estradiol
(46)
5-HTP
(59)
Cupping
(50)
Sour or hot candy
(56)
Masturbation
(244)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(722)
Progesterone (natural)
(72)
Mobic
(50)
Zanaflex
(50)
Weight Training
(130)
Yoga
(393)
Rolfing Sessions
(39)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(906)
Tylenol PM
(117)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(42)
TENS
(162)
Baclofen
(58)
Cafergot
(183)
Salty foods
(243)
Vitamin B6
(146)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(165)
Depacon
(36)
Vitamin B2
(449)
Coenzyme Q10
(353)
Vit D3
(183)
Vick's Vaporub
(142)
Metaprolol
(90)
Gatorade
(190)
Verapamil
(244)
Happy thoughts
(292)
Soothing music
(247)
Eating spicy food
(100)
L-Arginine
(54)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(134)
Keppra
(33)
Calcium
(143)
Vitamin B-12
(316)
Reduce salt intake
(213)
Blood Pressure medicine
(434)
SSRI
(303)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(139)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(888)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(257)
Celexa
(84)
Lamotrigine
(68)
Zonegran
(81)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(103)
Singulair
(58)
Gabapentin
(87)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(501)
Neurontin
(264)
Feverfew
(338)
Hot Pack
(335)
Heat
(430)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(86)
Reglan with Aspirin
(65)
Lisinopril
(75)
Noritriptyline
(259)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(323)
Levaquin
(49)
Lithium
(58)
Amitriptyline
(475)
Sex
(183)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(810)
Seroquel
(72)
Depakote
(291)
Depo Provera
(84)
Lexapro
(195)
Melatonin
(306)
Cymbalta
(217)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(114)
Effexor XR
(273)
Paxil
(137)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(61)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(659)
Alcoholic beverage
(313)

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