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Migraine (8,617 members)

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314 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,040)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(177)
Passage of Time
(445)
Sleep
(1,152)
Avoid smoke
(396)
Eliminate Red Wine
(628)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(100)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(128)
Eliminate MSG
(527)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(714)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(357)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(266)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(468)
Cooling headbands
(315)
Ice pack at base of neck
(161)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,048)
Maxalt
(664)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(138)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(299)
Reduce stress
(437)
Relpax
(353)
Zomig
(424)
Ice
(665)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(442)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(139)
Morphine
(221)
Dietary changes
(885)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(93)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(344)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(60)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(67)
Phenegram Suppository
(75)
Control blood sugar
(345)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(30)
Eliminate alcohol
(622)
Pregnancy
(131)
Increase hydration
(777)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(47)
avoid red wine
(39)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(372)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(98)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(129)
Food Elimination
(49)
Axert
(165)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(38)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(71)
Oxygen
(121)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(231)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(100)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(17)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(179)
Foot Massage
(208)
Wear a sleep mask
(264)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(32)
Caffeine
(985)
very small dose of LSD
(5)
Avoid certain beers
(15)
Medical Marijuana
(114)
Excedrin Migraine
(849)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(26)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(29)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(33)
Botox
(212)
Gluten-Free Diet
(176)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(200)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(32)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(182)
Almogran
(7)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(7)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(62)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(249)
Scalp Massage
(326)
Hypnotherapy
(8)
Avoid constipation
(8)
Amerge
(181)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Amber Contact Lenses
(3)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(3)
Shot of espresso
(346)
Fentanyl in IV
(6)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(17)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Zomigoro
(4)
Neck Massage
(848)
Energy Medicine
(62)
Regular Exercise
(730)
goodys powder & caffine
(5)
Cervical Epidural Block
(52)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(41)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(273)
Vivactyl
(8)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(11)
Hydrocodone
(519)
Meperdine
(50)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(14)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(34)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(6)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(318)
IV Cocktail (dexamethasone, raglan, benadryl, toreador, & fluids)
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Excedrine Migraine and Phenergan
(1)
schedule work every day
(1)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(18)
Esgic +
(7)
Isometheptene
(7)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(13)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(160)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(2)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(2)
Mindfulness
(155)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Barbituates
(5)
cefaly machine
(6)
Toradol
(276)
Paleolithic Diet
(18)
Methylprednisone
(30)
GelStat Migraine
(4)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(4)
Nerve Block Injection
(172)
Avoid Cheese
(289)
Reflexology
(83)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(26)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(23)
Avoid tyramine
(20)
Norgesic
(5)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(5)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(2)
Imigran Nose Spray
(102)
ergot drugs
(18)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(12)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(86)
Nadolol
(6)
Avoid nightshades
(43)
Avoid dehydration
(10)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(198)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(4)
Dried Ginger
(1)
Noise cancelling headphones
(58)
Alexander Technique
(14)
Grape Juice
(8)
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)
Ketoprofen
(5)
BC Powder
(88)
Percocet
(261)
Oral Sex
(2)
Relax and breathe deeply
(400)
Turn off heat in house at night
(48)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(36)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(7)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Corticosteroids
(129)
Prednisone
(276)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(11)
Phenobarbital
(78)
Namenda
(48)
Prescription Prophylactics
(133)
Biofeedback
(242)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,148)
Chiropractic
(284)
Aspirin with codeine
(20)
meloxicam
(10)
Pizotifen
(4)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(11)
Cold shower
(172)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(406)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(12)
Xanax
(37)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(30)
Sibelium
(23)
Physical Therapy
(131)
Moist heat back
(20)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
Ayurveda
(21)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(139)
Migrelief
(117)
mucinex sinus-max
(7)
Pressure on temples
(386)
accupressure
(77)
peppermint schnapps
(4)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(27)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Florinef
(5)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Deviated Septum Correction
(17)
Midodrine
(6)
Depakine
(11)
Magnesium
(642)
Grooming
(12)
Methergine
(24)
Hot Shower
(612)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(132)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(55)
butterbur
(55)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(106)
Ginger Ale
(255)
Atacand
(12)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(80)
Chiropractic Treatment
(556)
Physical act of eating
(175)
Crystal Therapy
(19)
ginko biloba
(6)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(199)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(37)
Skelaxin
(86)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(193)
Midol
(69)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(7)
Sinus Buster Spray
(30)
Aromatherapy
(17)
Flexiril
(258)
CPAP machine
(65)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(107)
Acupuncture
(480)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(10)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(444)
Naturopathic Treatment
(160)
Bite guard for TMJ
(156)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(236)
Indomethacin
(79)
Smell peppermint
(216)
Clonazepam
(166)
Ginger capsules
(82)
Eat potato products
(120)
Chinese Herbs
(84)
Cupping
(46)
Midrin
(340)
DHE Capsules
(25)
Eliminate eggs
(154)
Codeine with Tylenol
(437)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(39)
Transdermal Estradiol
(45)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(699)
Cafergot
(174)
Sour or hot candy
(54)
Rolfing Sessions
(37)
5-HTP
(55)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(867)
Progesterone (natural)
(65)
Masturbation
(235)
Zanaflex
(48)
long hot bath
(105)
Salty foods
(235)
Weight Training
(126)
Yoga
(375)
Baclofen
(53)
TENS
(155)
Vitamin B6
(136)
L-Arginine
(48)
Happy thoughts
(277)
Mobic
(45)
Tylenol PM
(106)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(127)
Vick's Vaporub
(136)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(157)
Verapamil
(240)
Coenzyme Q10
(343)
Metaprolol
(86)
Vitamin B2
(436)
Vit D3
(174)
Depacon
(34)
Gatorade
(185)
Soothing music
(234)
SSRI
(294)
Gabapentin
(77)
Eating spicy food
(97)
Reduce salt intake
(207)
Blood Pressure medicine
(413)
Calcium
(135)
Vitamin B-12
(303)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(131)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(97)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(862)
Keppra
(32)
Lamotrigine
(65)
Celexa
(78)
Zonegran
(81)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(244)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(479)
Singulair
(54)
Hot Pack
(319)
Neurontin
(258)
Feverfew
(325)
Heat
(416)
Lisinopril
(73)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(83)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(304)
Levaquin
(47)
Reglan with Aspirin
(61)
Noritriptyline
(248)
Lithium
(53)
Amitriptyline
(460)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(787)
Seroquel
(67)
Sex
(169)
Lexapro
(187)
Depakote
(282)
Cymbalta
(210)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(110)
Melatonin
(295)
Depo Provera
(81)
Effexor XR
(264)
Paxil
(132)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(60)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(638)
Alcoholic beverage
(298)

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