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318 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,050)
Passage of Time
(450)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(182)
Sleep
(1,159)
Avoid smoke
(402)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(134)
Eliminate Red Wine
(634)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(100)
Eliminate MSG
(533)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(721)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(363)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(267)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(475)
Cooling headbands
(318)
Ice pack at base of neck
(165)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,058)
Maxalt
(670)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(144)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(302)
Ice
(675)
Reduce stress
(442)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(446)
Zomig
(426)
Relpax
(358)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(139)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(99)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(62)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(348)
Dietary changes
(893)
Morphine
(222)
avoid red wine
(44)
Phenegram Suppository
(75)
Eliminate alcohol
(626)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(68)
Control blood sugar
(348)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(30)
Pregnancy
(132)
Increase hydration
(786)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(132)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(376)
Food Elimination
(51)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(47)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(99)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(41)
Oxygen
(124)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(73)
Axert
(166)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(102)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(233)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(34)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(17)
Wear a sleep mask
(272)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(182)
Foot Massage
(210)
Avoid certain beers
(16)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(36)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(27)
Caffeine
(995)
very small dose of LSD
(5)
Medical Marijuana
(118)
Excedrin Migraine
(857)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(30)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(33)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(9)
Avoid constipation
(9)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(203)
Gluten-Free Diet
(179)
Botox
(213)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(253)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(183)
Scalp Massage
(333)
Almogran
(7)
extra strenght asprin, aleve, acetaminophen, ibuprophen, caffeine 200mg
(2)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(63)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(3)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Amber Contact Lenses
(3)
Shot of espresso
(348)
Fentanyl in IV
(6)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(17)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Zomigoro
(4)
Amerge
(182)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(15)
Avoid dehydration
(15)
Regular Exercise
(736)
Neck Massage
(857)
Hypnotherapy
(10)
IV Cocktail (dexamethasone, raglan, benadryl, toreador, & fluids)
(2)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(35)
Vivactyl
(8)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(41)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(11)
Hydrocodone
(526)
Meperdine
(50)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(3)
Cervical Epidural Block
(53)
goodys powder & caffine
(6)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(6)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(321)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(278)
Breathe in and out of a paper bag at first sign of aura, until aura disappears
(1)
schedule work every day
(1)
Eliminate fluoridated water
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(4)
Esgic +
(7)
Isometheptene
(7)
Energy Medicine
(64)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(161)
Avoid tyramine
(22)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Barbituates
(5)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(28)
Mindfulness
(158)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(3)
cefaly machine
(6)
Avoid Cheese
(293)
GelStat Migraine
(4)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(4)
Placing hands and feet into cold water
(4)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(16)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(19)
Reflexology
(83)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(5)
Excedrine Migraine and Phenergan
(5)
Toradol
(280)
Imigran Nose Spray
(103)
Nerve Block Injection
(173)
ergot drugs
(18)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(6)
Nadolol
(6)
Norgesic
(6)
Dried Ginger
(3)
Methylprednisone
(31)
Turn off heat in house at night
(50)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(198)
BC Powder
(89)
Alexander Technique
(14)
Grape Juice
(8)
Relax and breathe deeply
(406)
Ketoprofen
(5)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(37)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(15)
Percocet
(262)
smell/suck on green apple
(6)
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)
Paleolithic Diet
(19)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(87)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(13)
Corticosteroids
(130)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(24)
Prednisone
(278)
Avoid nightshades
(44)
Noise cancelling headphones
(61)
Namenda
(48)
Phenobarbital
(78)
Chiropractic
(291)
Biofeedback
(244)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(13)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,158)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(409)
Aspirin with codeine
(21)
Pizotifen
(4)
meloxicam
(11)
Xanax
(39)
Migrelief
(119)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(8)
Ayurveda
(22)
Prescription Prophylactics
(135)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(12)
Oral Sex
(5)
Sibelium
(23)
Cold shower
(173)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
accupressure
(78)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(28)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(32)
mucinex sinus-max
(7)
Physical Therapy
(135)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(139)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Pressure on temples
(392)
peppermint schnapps
(5)
Florinef
(5)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Deviated Septum Correction
(17)
Midodrine
(6)
Grooming
(14)
Depakine
(11)
Hot Shower
(617)
Magnesium
(650)
Methergine
(24)
Moist heat back
(21)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(82)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(55)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(133)
Ginger Ale
(256)
butterbur
(56)
Atacand
(12)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(8)
Crystal Therapy
(21)
Chiropractic Treatment
(563)
Midol
(70)
ginko biloba
(6)
Aromatherapy
(19)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(194)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(107)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(199)
Bite guard for TMJ
(160)
Skelaxin
(86)
Sinus Buster Spray
(30)
Naturopathic Treatment
(164)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(109)
Physical act of eating
(178)
Acupuncture
(483)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(451)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(10)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(240)
Indomethacin
(79)
Flexiril
(260)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(38)
Smell peppermint
(219)
CPAP machine
(68)
Clonazepam
(167)
Chinese Herbs
(85)
Ginger capsules
(82)
Eat potato products
(121)
Cupping
(46)
DHE Capsules
(25)
Midrin
(340)
Eliminate eggs
(154)
Codeine with Tylenol
(440)
Transdermal Estradiol
(45)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(40)
Rolfing Sessions
(37)
Sour or hot candy
(55)
5-HTP
(56)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(703)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(876)
Progesterone (natural)
(65)
Masturbation
(239)
Cafergot
(175)
Zanaflex
(49)
Yoga
(381)
Tylenol PM
(108)
long hot bath
(108)
Weight Training
(128)
Salty foods
(237)
Baclofen
(54)
Vitamin B6
(140)
TENS
(156)
Mobic
(45)
Happy thoughts
(282)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(159)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(127)
L-Arginine
(49)
Vick's Vaporub
(138)
Verapamil
(241)
Vitamin B2
(440)
Coenzyme Q10
(346)
Metaprolol
(87)
Soothing music
(238)
Vit D3
(175)
Depacon
(34)
Gatorade
(187)
SSRI
(294)
Eating spicy food
(98)
Gabapentin
(79)
Blood Pressure medicine
(415)
Vitamin B-12
(306)
Calcium
(138)
Reduce salt intake
(209)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(133)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(98)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(868)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(249)
Keppra
(32)
Lamotrigine
(66)
Celexa
(80)
Zonegran
(81)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(483)
Singulair
(54)
Neurontin
(259)
Hot Pack
(324)
Feverfew
(329)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(85)
Lisinopril
(73)
Heat
(418)
Reglan with Aspirin
(63)
Levaquin
(47)
Noritriptyline
(249)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(307)
Lithium
(55)
Amitriptyline
(461)
Seroquel
(68)
Sex
(174)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(793)
Lexapro
(187)
Depakote
(283)
Cymbalta
(211)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(111)
Melatonin
(297)
Depo Provera
(81)
Effexor XR
(266)
Paxil
(132)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(61)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(644)
Alcoholic beverage
(301)

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