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Migraine (7,871 members)

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296 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(947)
Passage of Time
(408)
Sleep
(1,081)
Avoid smoke
(365)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(118)
Eliminate Red Wine
(594)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(95)
Eliminate MSG
(491)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(83)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(672)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(240)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(322)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(412)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(976)
Cooling headbands
(299)
Maxalt
(612)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(258)
Zomig
(393)
Reduce stress
(387)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(135)
Ice pack at base of neck
(120)
Ice
(612)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(107)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(409)
Relpax
(330)
Morphine
(195)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(315)
Dietary changes
(827)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(74)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(64)
Control blood sugar
(321)
Phenegram Suppository
(65)
Increase hydration
(715)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(18)
Eliminate alcohol
(576)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(58)
Pregnancy
(119)
Axert
(155)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(337)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(25)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(23)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(51)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(211)
Oxygen
(111)
Food Elimination
(25)
Wear a sleep mask
(238)
Foot Massage
(198)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(15)
Medical Marijuana
(101)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(14)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(157)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(12)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(89)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(59)
Caffeine
(924)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(9)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(28)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(169)
Gluten-Free Diet
(154)
Botox
(198)
Excedrin Migraine
(793)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(176)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(22)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(230)
very small dose of LSD
(2)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(2)
Meperdine
(46)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(40)
Hydrocodone
(477)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(6)
Isometheptene
(6)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(30)
Zomigoro
(4)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Shot of espresso
(308)
Energy Medicine
(58)
Amerge
(170)
Amber Contact Lenses
(2)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(21)
Neck Massage
(782)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(13)
Regular Exercise
(679)
Aspirin with codeine
(5)
Almogran
(5)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(276)
Cervical Epidural Block
(49)
Scalp Massage
(289)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(3)
smell/suck on green apple
(3)
Corticosteroids
(119)
Avoid Cheese
(264)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Mindfulness
(141)
Esgic +
(4)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(4)
Hypnotherapy
(4)
Vivactyl
(7)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(7)
Nerve Block Injection
(165)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(236)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Paleolithic Diet
(8)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(8)
Nadolol
(3)
GelStat Migraine
(3)
meloxicam
(3)
Norgesic
(3)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(3)
Avoid tyramine
(15)
Barbituates
(1)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(4)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(10)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(16)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(19)
Methylprednisone
(22)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(31)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(150)
Reflexology
(73)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(83)
Noise cancelling headphones
(54)
Percocet
(242)
Toradol
(255)
Aromatherapy
(3)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(3)
BC Powder
(81)
Alexander Technique
(13)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(175)
Grape Juice
(4)
Turn off heat in house at night
(29)
Prednisone
(254)
Prescription Prophylactics
(122)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(21)
cefaly machine
(2)
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
(2)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(2)
Imigran Nose Spray
(94)
Namenda
(44)
Avoid nightshades
(35)
Physical Therapy
(119)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(3)
Moist heat back
(16)
Relax and breathe deeply
(358)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(17)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(21)
Chiropractic
(256)
Synalgos-DC
(5)
Migrelief
(110)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Depakine
(9)
Xanax
(23)
Sibelium
(20)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,078)
Pizotifen
(4)
mucinex sinus-max
(4)
Biofeedback
(231)
Cold shower
(158)
Phenobarbital
(71)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(22)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(8)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(5)
Ayurveda
(20)
Pressure on temples
(343)
Methergine
(21)
Florinef
(3)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(127)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(375)
accupressure
(59)
peppermint schnapps
(4)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(4)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(186)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
ginko biloba
(1)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Atacand
(9)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Magnesium
(590)
Hot Shower
(574)
CPAP machine
(58)
Ginger Ale
(231)
Midodrine
(4)
Deviated Septum Correction
(12)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(95)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(51)
ergot drugs
(2)
Indomethacin
(73)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(123)
Emsam (MAOI)
(7)
Grooming
(7)
Flexiril
(236)
Sinus Buster Spray
(24)
Skelaxin
(81)
Midol
(60)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(184)
Clonazepam
(146)
Physical act of eating
(159)
Crystal Therapy
(19)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(90)
Chiropractic Treatment
(512)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(69)
butterbur
(47)
Rolfing Sessions
(31)
Smell peppermint
(187)
Bite guard for TMJ
(133)
Cupping
(38)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(398)
Baclofen
(45)
Naturopathic Treatment
(142)
Eat potato products
(110)
Chinese Herbs
(72)
5-HTP
(43)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(206)
Eliminate eggs
(142)
long hot bath
(81)
Midrin
(320)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(655)
Transdermal Estradiol
(38)
Acupuncture
(451)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(804)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(32)
Progesterone (natural)
(56)
Vitamin B6
(120)
Ginger capsules
(75)
Codeine with Tylenol
(395)
Mobic
(39)
Happy thoughts
(254)
Masturbation
(209)
Sour or hot candy
(50)
Zanaflex
(44)
Weight Training
(113)
Depacon
(32)
Yoga
(353)
Vitamin B2
(404)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(146)
Cafergot
(156)
Vit D3
(150)
Salty foods
(223)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(109)
L-Arginine
(44)
Coenzyme Q10
(318)
Metaprolol
(78)
TENS
(140)
Vick's Vaporub
(129)
Soothing music
(213)
Tylenol PM
(90)
Gabapentin
(49)
DHE Capsules
(22)
Blood Pressure medicine
(386)
SSRI
(271)
Reduce salt intake
(196)
Hot Pack
(289)
Gatorade
(164)
Vitamin B-12
(267)
Verapamil
(219)
Keppra
(27)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(114)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(80)
Calcium
(123)
Eating spicy food
(83)
Celexa
(68)
Zonegran
(75)
Levaquin
(41)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(811)
Singulair
(38)
Lamotrigine
(60)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(446)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(218)
Lithium
(46)
Lisinopril
(65)
Neurontin
(235)
Heat
(393)
Feverfew
(304)
Amitriptyline
(427)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(265)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(81)
Noritriptyline
(230)
Reglan with Aspirin
(59)
Seroquel
(61)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(745)
Sex
(144)
Lexapro
(175)
Depo Provera
(71)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(97)
Melatonin
(270)
Depakote
(271)
Cymbalta
(196)
Effexor XR
(248)
Paxil
(124)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(55)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(601)
Alcoholic beverage
(267)

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