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Migraine (7,681 members)

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290 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(933)
Passage of Time
(401)
Sleep
(1,067)
Eliminate Red Wine
(585)
Avoid smoke
(359)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(94)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(107)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(234)
Eliminate MSG
(484)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(662)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(76)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(320)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(404)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(957)
Cooling headbands
(298)
Maxalt
(602)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(104)
Ice
(602)
Zomig
(391)
Ice pack at base of neck
(113)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(256)
Reduce stress
(381)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(400)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(133)
Relpax
(326)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(308)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(65)
Morphine
(192)
Dietary changes
(813)
Control blood sugar
(318)
Phenegram Suppository
(63)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(52)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(56)
Eliminate alcohol
(568)
Increase hydration
(702)
Pregnancy
(117)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(16)
Oxygen
(108)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(25)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(330)
Axert
(154)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(13)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(47)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(209)
Wear a sleep mask
(234)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(21)
Foot Massage
(197)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(154)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(51)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(24)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(9)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(14)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(88)
Caffeine
(912)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(5)
Botox
(194)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(168)
Gluten-Free Diet
(150)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(174)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(9)
Excedrin Migraine
(781)
Medical Marijuana
(98)
Food Elimination
(17)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(228)
Avoid tyramine
(12)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(2)
Meperdine
(46)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Isometheptene
(6)
Nerve Block Injection
(162)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(30)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(9)
Zomigoro
(4)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Hydrocodone
(470)
Amerge
(168)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(268)
Neck Massage
(774)
Amber Contact Lenses
(2)
smell/suck on green apple
(2)
Regular Exercise
(668)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(13)
Almogran
(5)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(5)
Shot of espresso
(301)
Avoid Cheese
(259)
Corticosteroids
(118)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(3)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(36)
Cervical Epidural Block
(47)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(20)
Scalp Massage
(286)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(228)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
very small dose of LSD
(1)
Esgic +
(4)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(4)
Vivactyl
(7)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(7)
Mindfulness
(139)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(2)
meloxicam
(2)
Energy Medicine
(56)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(146)
Norgesic
(3)
Hypnotherapy
(3)
Nadolol
(3)
GelStat Migraine
(3)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(18)
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)
Percocet
(236)
Reflexology
(73)
Aspirin with codeine
(2)
Paleolithic Diet
(5)
Noise cancelling headphones
(54)
Grape Juice
(3)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(82)
Toradol
(252)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(174)
Physical Therapy
(117)
Alexander Technique
(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)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(1)
cefaly machine
(1)
Prednisone
(251)
Turn off heat in house at night
(26)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(20)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(30)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(2)
Relax and breathe deeply
(352)
BC Powder
(78)
Avoid nightshades
(35)
Imigran Nose Spray
(93)
Prescription Prophylactics
(119)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Moist heat back
(14)
Synalgos-DC
(5)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(15)
mucinex sinus-max
(2)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(19)
Depakine
(9)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Namenda
(43)
Xanax
(20)
Sibelium
(20)
Methergine
(20)
Chiropractic
(251)
Migrelief
(109)
Pizotifen
(4)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,067)
Pressure on temples
(333)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(8)
Cold shower
(158)
Phenobarbital
(71)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(5)
Biofeedback
(230)
Ayurveda
(20)
Grooming
(6)
Florinef
(3)
peppermint schnapps
(3)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(4)
accupressure
(59)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
Sinus Buster Spray
(23)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(368)
CPAP machine
(57)
Atacand
(9)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(122)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(184)
Magnesium
(579)
Hot Shower
(567)
Ginger Ale
(226)
Deviated Septum Correction
(11)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(92)
Midodrine
(4)
Physical act of eating
(157)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(121)
Emsam (MAOI)
(7)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(181)
Flexiril
(231)
Clonazepam
(144)
Skelaxin
(81)
Crystal Therapy
(18)
Midol
(57)
butterbur
(45)
Smell peppermint
(184)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(50)
Indomethacin
(72)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(64)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(87)
Rolfing Sessions
(31)
Chiropractic Treatment
(505)
Bite guard for TMJ
(131)
long hot bath
(78)
Baclofen
(45)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(392)
Transdermal Estradiol
(36)
5-HTP
(41)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(200)
Cupping
(37)
Naturopathic Treatment
(140)
Eliminate eggs
(141)
Eat potato products
(107)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(643)
Midrin
(314)
Mobic
(38)
Progesterone (natural)
(54)
Chinese Herbs
(70)
Acupuncture
(447)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(31)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(791)
Ginger capsules
(71)
Gabapentin
(46)
Vitamin B6
(115)
Codeine with Tylenol
(389)
Weight Training
(109)
Happy thoughts
(251)
Masturbation
(203)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(142)
Sour or hot candy
(50)
Zanaflex
(44)
Depacon
(32)
Vit D3
(144)
Vitamin B2
(396)
TENS
(135)
Yoga
(346)
L-Arginine
(43)
Salty foods
(218)
Coenzyme Q10
(312)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(108)
Reduce salt intake
(192)
Soothing music
(209)
Vick's Vaporub
(126)
DHE Capsules
(22)
Tylenol PM
(85)
Cafergot
(152)
Metaprolol
(75)
Hot Pack
(284)
Blood Pressure medicine
(378)
SSRI
(269)
Vitamin B-12
(262)
Celexa
(66)
Keppra
(26)
Verapamil
(217)
Gatorade
(160)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(78)
Calcium
(120)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(113)
Eating spicy food
(82)
Zonegran
(74)
Levaquin
(39)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(800)
Singulair
(37)
Lamotrigine
(59)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(435)
Lisinopril
(64)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(216)
Neurontin
(230)
Lithium
(46)
Heat
(387)
Feverfew
(298)
Seroquel
(60)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(259)
Amitriptyline
(418)
Noritriptyline
(226)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(81)
Reglan with Aspirin
(59)
Sex
(138)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(736)
Lexapro
(174)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(94)
Depakote
(269)
Depo Provera
(69)
Melatonin
(265)
Cymbalta
(194)
Effexor XR
(247)
Paxil
(123)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(55)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(593)
Alcoholic beverage
(264)

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