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Migraine (7,950 members)

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299 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(961)
Passage of Time
(415)
Sleep
(1,090)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(124)
Avoid smoke
(369)
Eliminate Red Wine
(597)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(96)
Eliminate MSG
(494)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(89)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(677)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(243)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(327)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(418)
Cooling headbands
(301)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(982)
Maxalt
(618)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(110)
Zomig
(397)
Ice pack at base of neck
(125)
Reduce stress
(391)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(265)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(135)
Ice
(619)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(411)
Relpax
(332)
Morphine
(198)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(317)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(80)
Dietary changes
(831)
Control blood sugar
(323)
Phenegram Suppository
(65)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(66)
Eliminate alcohol
(579)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(20)
Increase hydration
(721)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(58)
Pregnancy
(121)
Axert
(156)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(24)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(53)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(340)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(26)
Oxygen
(112)
Food Elimination
(25)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(215)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(19)
Wear a sleep mask
(241)
Foot Massage
(200)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(17)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(63)
Medical Marijuana
(102)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(158)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(12)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(26)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(31)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(90)
Caffeine
(931)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(9)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(170)
Gluten-Free Diet
(154)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Excedrin Migraine
(804)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(178)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(43)
Botox
(201)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(233)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(7)
very small dose of LSD
(2)
Meperdine
(46)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Isometheptene
(6)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(30)
Shot of espresso
(312)
Zomigoro
(4)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Energy Medicine
(58)
Hydrocodone
(482)
Scalp Massage
(293)
Amber Contact Lenses
(2)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(21)
Amerge
(170)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(13)
Neck Massage
(791)
Regular Exercise
(686)
Aspirin with codeine
(5)
Almogran
(5)
Cervical Epidural Block
(49)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(282)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(22)
smell/suck on green apple
(3)
Corticosteroids
(119)
Avoid certain beers
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(4)
Esgic +
(4)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(4)
Mindfulness
(144)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(245)
Avoid Cheese
(265)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(7)
Vivactyl
(7)
Reflexology
(75)
Avoid tyramine
(16)
avoid red wine
(2)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(8)
Methylprednisone
(23)
meloxicam
(3)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(3)
GelStat Migraine
(3)
Norgesic
(3)
Nadolol
(3)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(32)
Hypnotherapy
(6)
Paleolithic Diet
(9)
Nerve Block Injection
(166)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(24)
Fentanyl in IV
(1)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(4)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(4)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(16)
Toradol
(259)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(151)
Barbituates
(2)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(11)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(83)
Noise cancelling headphones
(54)
Percocet
(243)
cefaly machine
(3)
Prednisone
(257)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(179)
BC Powder
(81)
Grape Juice
(4)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(1)
Turn off heat in house at night
(29)
Imigran Nose Spray
(95)
Alexander Technique
(14)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(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)
Prescription Prophylactics
(125)
Namenda
(44)
Xanax
(25)
Avoid nightshades
(35)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(3)
Moist heat back
(16)
Relax and breathe deeply
(365)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Physical Therapy
(121)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(17)
ergot drugs
(4)
Synalgos-DC
(5)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(22)
Depakine
(9)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Aromatherapy
(6)
Migrelief
(111)
Chiropractic
(260)
Biofeedback
(233)
Cold shower
(160)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,091)
Phenobarbital
(72)
Sibelium
(21)
Pizotifen
(4)
mucinex sinus-max
(4)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(8)
Methergine
(22)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(5)
Ayurveda
(20)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(131)
Pressure on temples
(349)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(24)
ginko biloba
(3)
accupressure
(61)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(377)
Florinef
(4)
peppermint schnapps
(4)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(4)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(186)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Atacand
(9)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Magnesium
(596)
Hot Shower
(579)
CPAP machine
(59)
Deviated Septum Correction
(12)
Ginger Ale
(234)
Midodrine
(5)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(98)
Midol
(64)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(52)
Emsam (MAOI)
(7)
Sinus Buster Spray
(24)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(124)
Flexiril
(238)
Grooming
(8)
Indomethacin
(75)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(71)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(185)
Skelaxin
(81)
Physical act of eating
(159)
Clonazepam
(151)
Crystal Therapy
(19)
Chiropractic Treatment
(517)
butterbur
(48)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(93)
Rolfing Sessions
(31)
Bite guard for TMJ
(136)
Smell peppermint
(191)
Cupping
(39)
Naturopathic Treatment
(147)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(403)
Baclofen
(45)
Eat potato products
(111)
5-HTP
(43)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(210)
Eliminate eggs
(142)
Chinese Herbs
(74)
Acupuncture
(456)
Midrin
(323)
Transdermal Estradiol
(39)
long hot bath
(86)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(660)
Progesterone (natural)
(57)
Vitamin B6
(122)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(814)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(33)
Codeine with Tylenol
(400)
Ginger capsules
(75)
Cafergot
(158)
Weight Training
(115)
Mobic
(39)
Yoga
(356)
Happy thoughts
(258)
Sour or hot candy
(50)
Zanaflex
(44)
Depacon
(32)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(147)
Masturbation
(213)
Vit D3
(152)
Coenzyme Q10
(323)
Vitamin B2
(408)
Salty foods
(226)
TENS
(142)
L-Arginine
(44)
Metaprolol
(78)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(112)
Gabapentin
(52)
Soothing music
(215)
Tylenol PM
(95)
Vick's Vaporub
(130)
DHE Capsules
(22)
SSRI
(276)
Blood Pressure medicine
(388)
Reduce salt intake
(196)
Gatorade
(165)
Hot Pack
(291)
Vitamin B-12
(272)
Verapamil
(219)
Calcium
(125)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(117)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(85)
Keppra
(29)
Eating spicy food
(85)
Celexa
(70)
Zonegran
(75)
Levaquin
(41)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(819)
Singulair
(40)
Lamotrigine
(62)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(450)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(223)
Lithium
(47)
Neurontin
(238)
Lisinopril
(67)
Heat
(396)
Feverfew
(305)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(270)
Noritriptyline
(232)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(81)
Reglan with Aspirin
(60)
Seroquel
(63)
Amitriptyline
(433)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(751)
Sex
(148)
Lexapro
(176)
Depo Provera
(72)
Melatonin
(271)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(99)
Depakote
(272)
Cymbalta
(198)
Effexor XR
(252)
Paxil
(126)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(56)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(610)
Alcoholic beverage
(272)

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