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Migraine (7,625 members)

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290 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(919)
Passage of Time
(395)
Sleep
(1,057)
Eliminate Red Wine
(581)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(94)
Avoid smoke
(353)
Eliminate MSG
(479)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(97)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(232)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(655)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(317)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(67)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(399)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(950)
Cooling headbands
(297)
Maxalt
(599)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(251)
Ice pack at base of neck
(107)
Ice
(595)
Zomig
(387)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(99)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(397)
Reduce stress
(374)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(133)
Relpax
(324)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(306)
Dietary changes
(805)
Morphine
(189)
Control blood sugar
(312)
Phenegram Suppository
(62)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(51)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(55)
Eliminate alcohol
(563)
Increase hydration
(693)
Pregnancy
(114)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(50)
Oxygen
(107)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(25)
Axert
(153)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(324)
Wear a sleep mask
(228)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(14)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(205)
Foot Massage
(195)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(17)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(42)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(153)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(21)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(47)
Caffeine
(903)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(86)
Botox
(194)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(168)
Medical Marijuana
(93)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(11)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(172)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(4)
Excedrin Migraine
(775)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(7)
Gluten-Free Diet
(146)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(226)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(5)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(7)
Food Elimination
(15)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(29)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(3)
Meperdine
(45)
Isometheptene
(6)
Nerve Block Injection
(161)
Zomigoro
(4)
Hydrocodone
(468)
Amerge
(166)
Avoid tyramine
(10)
Neck Massage
(768)
Amber Contact Lenses
(2)
smell/suck on green apple
(2)
Regular Exercise
(662)
Shot of espresso
(298)
Almogran
(5)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(264)
Corticosteroids
(117)
LipiGesic M
(3)
Cervical Epidural Block
(47)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(224)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(6)
Mindfulness
(136)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(31)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(20)
Avoid Cheese
(256)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(12)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(1)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(1)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(1)
very small dose of LSD
(1)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(1)
Scalp Massage
(281)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(4)
Vivactyl
(7)
Energy Medicine
(55)
Hypnotherapy
(2)
meloxicam
(2)
Helminthic Therapy
(5)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(5)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(142)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(3)
Norgesic
(3)
Esgic +
(3)
GelStat Migraine
(3)
Nadolol
(3)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(9)
Reflexology
(71)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(4)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(16)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(16)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(19)
Methylprednisone
(22)
Percocet
(234)
Alexander Technique
(11)
Paleolithic Diet
(5)
Noise cancelling headphones
(54)
Toradol
(248)
Physical Therapy
(115)
Grape Juice
(3)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(172)
Prednisone
(250)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(81)
Avoid nightshades
(32)
cefaly machine
(1)
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)
Turn off heat in house at night
(23)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(17)
Florinef
(2)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(2)
BC Powder
(78)
Relax and breathe deeply
(346)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(29)
Moist heat back
(13)
Prescription Prophylactics
(117)
Domperidone (suppository)
(7)
Imigran Nose Spray
(91)
Synalgos-DC
(5)
mucinex sinus-max
(2)
Xanax
(19)
Bioresonance Therapy
(9)
Depakine
(9)
Migrelief
(108)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(13)
Sibelium
(20)
Methergine
(20)
Midodrine
(3)
Cold shower
(157)
Chiropractic
(246)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(7)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(4)
Pizotifen
(4)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(18)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,058)
Biofeedback
(228)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Grooming
(5)
Pressure on temples
(327)
Phenobarbital
(70)
Ayurveda
(20)
Namenda
(42)
peppermint schnapps
(3)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(4)
accupressure
(56)
Sphenopalatine Block
(8)
Sinus Buster Spray
(23)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Aspirin with codeine
(1)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(1)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(1)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(121)
Atacand
(9)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(183)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(361)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(13)
CPAP machine
(55)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(118)
butterbur
(42)
Physical act of eating
(155)
Deviated Septum Correction
(11)
Ginger Ale
(219)
Hot Shower
(561)
Magnesium
(573)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(91)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(179)
Emsam (MAOI)
(7)
Flexiril
(229)
Smell peppermint
(180)
Skelaxin
(81)
Midol
(56)
Clonazepam
(143)
Crystal Therapy
(18)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(50)
Indomethacin
(72)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(64)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(85)
Rolfing Sessions
(31)
Chiropractic Treatment
(499)
long hot bath
(74)
Eat potato products
(103)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(388)
Bite guard for TMJ
(129)
Chinese Herbs
(68)
Naturopathic Treatment
(136)
Transdermal Estradiol
(36)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(638)
Cupping
(37)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(196)
Baclofen
(43)
Midrin
(312)
5-HTP
(39)
Eliminate eggs
(139)
Progesterone (natural)
(52)
Mobic
(38)
Gabapentin
(45)
Acupuncture
(442)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(784)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(31)
Vitamin B6
(112)
Vit D3
(139)
Weight Training
(109)
Ginger capsules
(68)
Codeine with Tylenol
(385)
Happy thoughts
(247)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(141)
Sour or hot candy
(50)
Zanaflex
(44)
Depacon
(32)
TENS
(134)
Masturbation
(201)
Vitamin B2
(390)
Yoga
(343)
Salty foods
(215)
L-Arginine
(43)
Cafergot
(151)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(105)
Reduce salt intake
(190)
Coenzyme Q10
(307)
Tylenol PM
(84)
Soothing music
(207)
DHE Capsules
(22)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(108)
Vick's Vaporub
(124)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(75)
Hot Pack
(281)
SSRI
(266)
Blood Pressure medicine
(376)
Vitamin B-12
(257)
Eating spicy food
(80)
Celexa
(64)
Metaprolol
(74)
Keppra
(26)
Verapamil
(217)
Gatorade
(159)
Calcium
(117)
Zonegran
(74)
Levaquin
(39)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(794)
Singulair
(36)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(431)
Lamotrigine
(59)
Neurontin
(228)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(212)
Lisinopril
(63)
Lithium
(46)
Heat
(385)
Feverfew
(293)
Seroquel
(59)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(256)
Noritriptyline
(224)
Amitriptyline
(416)
Sex
(134)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(81)
Reglan with Aspirin
(59)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(729)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(93)
Lexapro
(173)
Depakote
(269)
Melatonin
(259)
Depo Provera
(68)
Cymbalta
(191)
Effexor XR
(246)
Paxil
(123)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(55)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(588)
Alcoholic beverage
(260)

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