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339 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,127)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(232)
Passage of Time
(486)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(113)
Sleep
(1,213)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(167)
Eliminate Red Wine
(667)
Avoid smoke
(428)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(289)
Eliminate MSG
(565)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(387)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(759)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(97)
Cooling headbands
(330)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(524)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(174)
Ice pack at base of neck
(199)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,119)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(326)
Maxalt
(710)
Reduce stress
(472)
Ice
(721)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(473)
avoid red wine
(75)
Zomig
(448)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(38)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(81)
Food Elimination
(75)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(144)
Relpax
(383)
Dietary changes
(948)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(375)
Morphine
(236)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(54)
Avoid certain beers
(29)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(130)
Phenegram Suppository
(81)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(408)
Eliminate alcohol
(656)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(61)
Avoid dehydration
(48)
Control blood sugar
(366)
Pregnancy
(144)
Increase hydration
(833)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(170)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(43)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(39)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(41)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(120)
Axert
(175)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(201)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(17)
Oxygen
(139)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(104)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(89)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(250)
Medical Marijuana
(134)
very small dose of LSD
(7)
Foot Massage
(221)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(25)
Wear a sleep mask
(295)
Caffeine
(1,051)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(19)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(216)
IV Magnesium and or IV meyers coctail
(6)
Excedrin Migraine
(914)
Fentanyl in IV
(10)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(51)
Vicodin+Maxalt
(3)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(33)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(21)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(53)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(26)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(9)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(12)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(191)
Avoid constipation
(20)
Gluten-Free Diet
(198)
Botox
(232)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(79)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(47)
Barbituates
(12)
Almogran
(7)
Imitrex (100mg)+ 2 tabs of Aleve at onset
(2)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(274)
Amerge
(191)
extra strenght asprin, aleve, acetaminophen, ibuprophen, caffeine 200mg
(11)
IV Cocktail (dexamethasone, raglan, benadryl, toreador, & fluids)
(11)
Scalp Massage
(359)
Avoid tyramine
(27)
Shot of espresso
(370)
Turn off heat in house at night
(62)
Isometheptene
(9)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(4)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Amber Contact Lenses
(4)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(173)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(42)
Zomigoro
(5)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(347)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(27)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(8)
Ibuprofen 800 mg
(8)
Avoid Cheese
(319)
Excedrine Migraine and Phenergan
(30)
Magnesium taurate
(3)
Injections, myofascial and neural therapy (especially sphenopalatine ganglion injection, instant pain relief)
(3)
Regular Exercise
(771)
Helminthic Therapy
(6)
Vivactyl
(9)
Neck Massage
(910)
goodys powder & caffine
(12)
Hypnotherapy
(15)
Nerve Block Injection
(182)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(29)
Imigran Nose Spray
(113)
Esgic +
(7)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(312)
cefaly machine
(10)
Energy Medicine
(72)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(13)
Magnesium malate
(2)
Avoid dairy products after dinner (yogurt, milk, cheese, etc)
(2)
Frankinscense / Pepermint EO combo
(2)
Use netti-pot followed by flonase
(2)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(2)
Dr. Rath Multi-Vitamin
(2)
Hydrocodone
(567)
Dried Ginger
(8)
Nadolol
(8)
Nasal Decongestant
(11)
Ketoprofen
(9)
Toradol
(299)
Snorting cayenne pepper
(1)
Cocktail (Dilaudid, Phenergan, Naproxen) for 5 days
(1)
Eliminate fluoridated water
(4)
Breathe in and out of a paper bag at first sign of aura, until aura disappears
(4)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(7)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(13)
Cervical Epidural Block
(55)
schedule work every day
(5)
GelStat Migraine
(5)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Domperidone (suppository)
(8)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(17)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(20)
Mindfulness
(178)
Noise cancelling headphones
(68)
Reflexology
(90)
Meperdine
(54)
Iron supplement (for "end-menstrual" migraine)
(3)
Methylprednisone
(37)
Alexander Technique
(16)
Bioresonance Therapy
(13)
BC Powder
(102)
accupressure
(90)
Ayurveda
(26)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(11)
Percocet
(281)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(8)
Afrin
(5)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(89)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(37)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(210)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(10)
smell/suck on green apple
(7)
Aspirin with codeine
(30)
Relax and breathe deeply
(438)
ergot drugs
(31)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(434)
Xanax
(48)
Placing hands and feet into cold water
(12)
Prednisone
(295)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,209)
Cold shower
(185)
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
(7)
Migrelief
(126)
Pizotifen
(4)
Chiropractic
(320)
mucinex sinus-max
(11)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Norgesic
(8)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(8)
Corticosteroids
(139)
Prescription Prophylactics
(146)
Phenobarbital
(89)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(48)
Avoid nightshades
(48)
Paleolithic Diet
(31)
Sibelium
(24)
Midodrine
(7)
Biofeedback
(260)
meloxicam
(18)
Grape Juice
(15)
Moist heat back
(33)
pranayam
(1)
Cambia
(1)
abc
(1)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Trampterene/Hctz
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Feverfew at least 12 tablets at start of aura stops mine consistently
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Florinef
(5)
Sphenopalatine Block
(9)
Deviated Septum Correction
(20)
Pressure on temples
(426)
Hot Shower
(654)
Magnesium
(688)
Namenda
(56)
Depakine
(11)
butterbur
(64)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(152)
Physical Therapy
(145)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(88)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(120)
Grooming
(21)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(14)
Ginger Ale
(273)
peppermint schnapps
(7)
Emsam (MAOI)
(7)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(213)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(60)
Aromatherapy
(36)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(20)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(41)
Naturopathic Treatment
(180)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(9)
CPAP machine
(75)
Crystal Therapy
(26)
Atacand
(14)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(14)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(144)
Smell peppermint
(241)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(262)
ginko biloba
(12)
Chiropractic Treatment
(609)
Bite guard for TMJ
(178)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(208)
Oral Sex
(14)
Skelaxin
(91)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(119)
Sinus Buster Spray
(34)
Midol
(80)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(489)
Chinese Herbs
(89)
Clonazepam
(183)
Methergine
(28)
Acupuncture
(512)
Flexiril
(279)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(50)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(22)
Indomethacin
(86)
long hot bath
(132)
DHE Capsules
(25)
Physical act of eating
(196)
Ginger capsules
(88)
Eat potato products
(130)
Eliminate eggs
(162)
Midrin
(354)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(747)
Transdermal Estradiol
(47)
Codeine with Tylenol
(469)
5-HTP
(59)
Zanaflex
(52)
Cupping
(52)
Sour or hot candy
(59)
Masturbation
(255)
Vick's Vaporub
(150)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(45)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(940)
TENS
(172)
Rolfing Sessions
(40)
Yoga
(411)
Progesterone (natural)
(75)
Tylenol PM
(122)
Salty foods
(252)
Vitamin B6
(160)
Cafergot
(189)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(170)
Weight Training
(137)
Gatorade
(201)
Vitamin B2
(467)
Coenzyme Q10
(361)
L-Arginine
(59)
Verapamil
(254)
Depacon
(39)
Vit D3
(194)
Eating spicy food
(109)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(140)
Metaprolol
(93)
Calcium
(149)
Mobic
(55)
Baclofen
(63)
Soothing music
(256)
Happy thoughts
(304)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(276)
Reduce salt intake
(221)
Vitamin B-12
(333)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(151)
SSRI
(313)
Blood Pressure medicine
(447)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(909)
Keppra
(35)
Lamotrigine
(69)
Zonegran
(83)
Celexa
(89)
Singulair
(60)
Lisinopril
(79)
Hot Pack
(347)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(514)
Neurontin
(269)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(110)
Gabapentin
(94)
Heat
(444)
Feverfew
(354)
Reglan with Aspirin
(68)
Noritriptyline
(267)
Lithium
(62)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(90)
Levaquin
(50)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(337)
Amitriptyline
(489)
Sex
(193)
Seroquel
(75)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(829)
Depakote
(298)
Lexapro
(203)
Melatonin
(321)
Depo Provera
(88)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(118)
Cymbalta
(224)
Effexor XR
(279)
Paxil
(144)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(66)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(682)
Alcoholic beverage
(329)

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