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Migraine (7,213 members)

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275 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(869)
Passage of Time
(370)
Sleep
(1,020)
Eliminate Red Wine
(560)
Avoid smoke
(339)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(88)
Eliminate MSG
(463)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(223)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(629)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(63)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(305)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(372)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(906)
Cooling headbands
(287)
Maxalt
(577)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(39)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(237)
Ice
(574)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(378)
Reduce stress
(350)
Ice pack at base of neck
(86)
Relpax
(312)
Zomig
(377)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(81)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(132)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(297)
Morphine
(178)
Control blood sugar
(291)
Dietary changes
(773)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(41)
Phenegram Suppository
(57)
Pregnancy
(102)
Eliminate alcohol
(541)
Increase hydration
(660)
Wear a sleep mask
(216)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(35)
Oxygen
(101)
Foot Massage
(185)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(200)
Axert
(148)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(17)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(11)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(27)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(140)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(304)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(28)
Medical Marijuana
(87)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(83)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(163)
Caffeine
(872)
Meperdine
(42)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(4)
Botox
(181)
Gluten-Free Diet
(131)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(5)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(217)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(28)
Corticosteroids
(113)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(159)
Excedrin Migraine
(742)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(7)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(7)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Food Elimination
(3)
Hydrocodone
(447)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(11)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(11)
Nerve Block Injection
(151)
Regular Exercise
(634)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(240)
smell/suck on green apple
(2)
Amber Contact Lenses
(2)
Mindfulness
(126)
Neck Massage
(729)
Almogran
(5)
Avoid Cheese
(243)
Shot of espresso
(282)
Scalp Massage
(263)
Cervical Epidural Block
(46)
Noise cancelling headphones
(49)
LipiGesic M
(3)
Zomigoro
(3)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(132)
Percocet
(220)
Esgic +
(1)
very small dose of LSD
(1)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(1)
Hypnotherapy
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(1)
Avoid tyramine
(4)
Vivactyl
(7)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(10)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(27)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(2)
Nadolol
(2)
Norgesic
(2)
Reflexology
(67)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(19)
Energy Medicine
(53)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Isometheptene
(5)
Amerge
(161)
Synalgos-DC
(3)
GelStat Migraine
(3)
Toradol
(239)
Turn off heat in house at night
(12)
Prednisone
(236)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(16)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(19)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(19)
Paleolithic Diet
(2)
Alexander Technique
(11)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(206)
Avoid nightshades
(30)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(3)
Grooming
(3)
Physical Therapy
(106)
Methylprednisone
(19)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(13)
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
(1)
Midodrine
(1)
Florinef
(1)
Relax and breathe deeply
(319)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(2)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(12)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(79)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(165)
Moist heat back
(6)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(6)
Deviated Septum Correction
(6)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(3)
BC Powder
(75)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(4)
Imigran Nose Spray
(89)
Bioresonance Therapy
(8)
Migrelief
(105)
Prescription Prophylactics
(112)
Depakine
(9)
Biofeedback
(219)
Sinus Buster Spray
(20)
Sibelium
(20)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(10)
Cold shower
(153)
Pressure on temples
(302)
accupressure
(45)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(4)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(111)
Pizotifen
(4)
Xanax
(11)
Ayurveda
(18)
CPAP machine
(47)
Namenda
(40)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(12)
butterbur
(37)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,021)
Sphenopalatine Block
(6)
peppermint schnapps
(3)
Physical act of eating
(146)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(114)
Crystal Therapy
(15)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(177)
Methergine
(19)
Chiropractic
(231)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(1)
Atacand
(9)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(343)
Phenobarbital
(66)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(46)
Ginger Ale
(209)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(175)
Skelaxin
(80)
Magnesium
(548)
Flexiril
(219)
Hot Shower
(542)
Indomethacin
(66)
Emsam (MAOI)
(6)
Chinese Herbs
(60)
Clonazepam
(136)
5-HTP
(35)
Smell peppermint
(169)
Baclofen
(40)
Transdermal Estradiol
(32)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(85)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(61)
Progesterone (natural)
(48)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(614)
Rolfing Sessions
(31)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(77)
Eat potato products
(96)
Midol
(49)
Bite guard for TMJ
(116)
Mobic
(36)
Chiropractic Treatment
(475)
Naturopathic Treatment
(130)
Midrin
(296)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(364)
Eliminate eggs
(135)
TENS
(123)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(187)
Acupuncture
(423)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(28)
Ginger capsules
(65)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(133)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(746)
Cupping
(30)
Vit D3
(124)
Vitamin B6
(102)
Depacon
(29)
Codeine with Tylenol
(365)
long hot bath
(61)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(69)
Yoga
(324)
Sour or hot candy
(47)
Masturbation
(187)
Reduce salt intake
(181)
Vitamin B2
(375)
Zanaflex
(42)
Gabapentin
(36)
Cafergot
(142)
L-Arginine
(38)
Happy thoughts
(238)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(103)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(97)
Weight Training
(105)
Singulair
(28)
Blood Pressure medicine
(362)
Metaprolol
(70)
Salty foods
(203)
Keppra
(25)
SSRI
(257)
Soothing music
(197)
Coenzyme Q10
(291)
DHE Capsules
(21)
Vitamin B-12
(238)
Vick's Vaporub
(119)
Celexa
(59)
Hot Pack
(269)
Eating spicy food
(74)
Tylenol PM
(76)
Gatorade
(155)
Verapamil
(208)
Levaquin
(38)
Calcium
(110)
Lithium
(43)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(417)
Lamotrigine
(57)
Zonegran
(67)
Lisinopril
(59)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(763)
Neurontin
(219)
Noritriptyline
(217)
Seroquel
(57)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(243)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(200)
Heat
(375)
Feverfew
(283)
Amitriptyline
(398)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(78)
Reglan with Aspirin
(55)
Sex
(126)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(704)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(87)
Lexapro
(166)
Depakote
(259)
Melatonin
(246)
Cymbalta
(178)
Depo Provera
(61)
Effexor XR
(233)
Paxil
(116)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(54)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(568)
Alcoholic beverage
(245)

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