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Migraine (9,261 members)

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335 treatments sorted by (?)
treatmentmember ratings (num votes)
Dark room and NO NOISE!
(1,118)
Turn off/avoid direct light
(226)
Passage of Time
(484)
Sleep
(1,207)
Turn off/Avoid Fluorescent Light
(163)
Hospitalization with intravenous DHE
(111)
Avoid smoke
(426)
Eliminate Red Wine
(662)
Sumitriptan (Imitrex) Injection
(286)
Eliminate MSG
(561)
Wear sun-glasses with even the smallest amount of sunshine
(755)
Sleep with ice packs wrapped in a dry dish towel
(381)
Lying very still in dark room with head elevated
(93)
Cooling headbands
(328)
Wrap an ice bandage around head
(516)
Eliminate/reduce MSG in diet
(171)
Ice pack at base of neck
(196)
Imitrex/Imigran (Sumatriptan)
(1,113)
Maxalt
(706)
Reduce stress
(468)
Wrap a cold towel around head and put pressure on neck and side of head that hurts most
(321)
avoid red wine
(71)
Ice
(715)
Eliminate Aspartame/Phenylalanine
(470)
avoid checking a million little boxes!
(81)
Zomig
(445)
Relpax
(380)
Dietary changes
(944)
Treximet (formerly Trexima)
(143)
Eliminate Splenda/Sucralose
(372)
Food Elimination
(72)
Avoid Carmenere grapes red wine
(36)
Morphine
(234)
Migrashades- very dark sunglasses
(52)
Make computer monitor less bright (via brightness settings, f.lux, black background with white text, whatever works)
(126)
Phenegram Suppository
(81)
Pregnancy
(140)
Eliminate alcohol
(653)
Fiorinal/Fioricet (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/caffeine)
(404)
Avoid dehydration
(46)
Avoid certain beers
(27)
Control blood sugar
(365)
Sleeping with something heavy on head
(59)
Increase hydration
(828)
try to maintain regular sleep schedule
(167)
True elimination diet to identify all food allergens
(38)
avoid caffeine prior to ocular migraine/ consume caffeine after ocular migraine to prevent headache
(42)
Remove weight from neck (remove necklaces, hold up hair, etc)
(87)
Oxygen
(137)
Apply pressure to the indent at the base of the skull on the side of the head the migraine is located
(118)
Stick head in the freezer (ice alternative)
(40)
Axert
(174)
Eliminate exercises that affect trapezius muscles
(104)
Open windows in bedroom to keep head cold
(196)
Medical Marijuana
(132)
Avoid heavy backpacks
(250)
very small dose of LSD
(7)
Aspirin + Ibuprofen + Magnesium + Caffein
(16)
Wear a sleep mask
(292)
Foot Massage
(219)
Caffeine
(1,045)
Wear eye patch over most light sensitive eye
(23)
Step outside in extreme cold weather
(214)
Excedrin Migraine
(909)
Fentanyl in IV
(10)
Preventa Migraine (Suppliment)
(3)
Vicodin+Maxalt
(3)
avoid onions, has sulfur in them
(25)
Caffeine + Tylenol 1000mg
(52)
Naratriptan (Naramig)
(18)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
(50)
Follow Dr. David Buchholz's "Heal Your Headache: the 1-2-3 Program"
(33)
Hot bath with ice pack at base of neck
(9)
Avoid constipation
(19)
Gluten-Free Diet
(197)
Aspirin bomb, several aspirin, crushed in warm water
(20)
IV Magnesium and or IV meyers coctail
(5)
ibuprofen at first sign of aura
(78)
Botox
(229)
Frovatriptan (Frova)
(190)
Barbituates
(11)
Meditation / Zen Meditation
(272)
Ibuprofen and ice pack across forehead and temples at first signs
(45)
Almogran
(7)
extra strenght asprin, aleve, acetaminophen, ibuprophen, caffeine 200mg
(10)
Avoid tyramine
(26)
Amerge
(191)
Phenegren & benadryl together
(8)
IV Cocktail (dexamethasone, raglan, benadryl, toreador, & fluids)
(11)
Shot of espresso
(368)
Eliminate highly inflammatory foods (wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy)
(41)
Scalp Massage
(356)
Zomigoro
(4)
Nighttime Biofeedback
(4)
LipiGesic M
(4)
Amber Contact Lenses
(4)
Eliminate garlic and onions
(26)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
(172)
Tylenol + Dramamine
(8)
Turn off heat in house at night
(60)
Avoid Cheese
(318)
goodys powder & caffine
(11)
Squeezing/Compressing head
(344)
Hypnotherapy
(14)
Injections, myofascial and neural therapy (especially sphenopalatine ganglion injection, instant pain relief)
(3)
Regular Exercise
(769)
Helminthic Therapy
(6)
Neck Massage
(905)
Vivactyl
(9)
Excedrin Extra Strength
(310)
Use netti-pot followed by flonase
(1)
Avoid dairy products after dinner (yogurt, milk, cheese, etc)
(1)
Excedrine Migraine and Phenergan
(29)
Nerve Block Injection
(181)
Esgic +
(7)
Dried Ginger
(7)
cefaly machine
(10)
Nasal Decongestant
(10)
Lying on stomach with one pillow under pelvis, two pillows under head
(13)
Meperdine
(53)
Ibuprofen 800 mg
(2)
Nebilox (Nebivolol)
(2)
Dr. Rath Multi-Vitamin
(2)
Imigran Nose Spray
(110)
Hydrocodone
(563)
Isometheptene
(8)
Nadolol
(8)
Ketoprofen
(8)
Energy Medicine
(69)
Breathe in and out of a paper bag at first sign of aura, until aura disappears
(3)
Discontinuing Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause
(6)
Iron supplement (for "end-menstrual" migraine)
(1)
Cocktail (Dilaudid, Phenergan, Naproxen) for 5 days
(1)
Snorting cayenne pepper
(1)
Afrin
(4)
schedule work every day
(4)
Eliminate fluoridated water
(4)
Phrenilin with Imitrex
(28)
Toradol
(295)
Cervical Epidural Block
(55)
Noise cancelling headphones
(67)
Mindfulness
(174)
GelStat Migraine
(5)
Protein drink 4 hours into night's sleep
(5)
Domperidone (suppository)
(8)
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
(17)
Almogran (Almotriptan)
(20)
BC Powder
(101)
Reflexology
(89)
Alexander Technique
(16)
Bioresonance Therapy
(13)
Low Glycemic Index Diet
(7)
Frankinscense / Pepermint EO combo
(1)
WellPatch Cooling Headache Pads
(36)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
(89)
Stop Smoking Cigarettes
(208)
accupressure
(87)
Percocet
(279)
Do not sleep after drinking alcohol
(12)
Methylprednisone
(35)
Lidocaine 10% Nose Spray
(10)
smell/suck on green apple
(7)
Relax and breathe deeply
(434)
Eliminate / reduce sugar consumption
(432)
ergot drugs
(31)
Ayurveda
(25)
Prednisone
(291)
Corticosteroids
(137)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
(1,204)
mucinex sinus-max
(10)
Sumatriptan, Vicodin, & Benadryl taken together at onset of migraine
(10)
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)
Cold shower
(184)
Pizotifen
(4)
Aspirin with codeine
(28)
Placing hands and feet into cold water
(11)
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) Closure
(1)
Moist heat back
(32)
Norgesic
(8)
Hot shower, 2 Anacin and 2 Fioricet
(8)
Chiropractic
(317)
Xanax
(47)
Paleolithic Diet
(30)
Avoid nightshades
(48)
Prescription Prophylactics
(143)
Blow blow-dryer in face
(13)
Synalgos-DC
(6)
Biofeedback
(257)
Sibelium
(24)
Namenda
(56)
meloxicam
(17)
Advil + Tylenol, then alternating two until it goes away
(46)
Midodrine
(7)
Phenobarbital
(87)
Statins and Plavic prevent them
(1)
Atlasprofilax
(1)
Trampterene/Hctz
(1)
Feverfew at least 12 tablets at start of aura stops mine consistently
(1)
pranayam
(1)
abc
(1)
Fisher-Wallace Device
(1)
Florinef
(5)
Hot Shower
(652)
Deviated Septum Correction
(20)
Sphenopalatine Block
(9)
Physical Therapy
(143)
Magnesium
(682)
Pressure on temples
(423)
Grape Juice
(14)
Advil Cold and Sinus (Ibuprofen w/Pseudoephedrine)
(151)
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
(87)
Depakine
(11)
Grooming
(20)
Sinol Headache Nasal Spray
(59)
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate Daily
(40)
Oral Sex
(13)
Aromatherapy
(33)
Soak in steaming hot tub with head covered in water
(116)
Ginger Ale
(272)
butterbur
(63)
Eliminate citric acid (preservative) and foods containing it in high amounts (lemons, limes, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple)
(19)
Propoxyphene (Darvocet)
(212)
peppermint schnapps
(7)
Emsam (MAOI)
(7)
Crystal Therapy
(25)
Atacand
(13)
Canada Mints (wintergreen candy with real sugar)
(9)
Butterbur/Petadolex
(142)
Occipital Nerve Stimulator
(14)
Naturopathic Treatment
(178)
CPAP machine
(74)
Chiropractic Treatment
(604)
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
(259)
Smell peppermint
(238)
Sinus Buster Spray
(33)
ginko biloba
(12)
Apply electric heating pad to lower back
(48)
Skelaxin
(91)
Sudafed and Acetaminophen
(118)
Bite guard for TMJ
(177)
Dihydroergotamine injection and nasal spray
(205)
Midol
(79)
Aspirin/Salicylic acid
(484)
Methergine
(27)
Acupuncture
(506)
Clonazepam
(180)
Flexiril
(278)
Indomethacin
(84)
Chinese Herbs
(89)
Tylenol with codeine alternating with Advil
(21)
long hot bath
(127)
DHE Capsules
(25)
Ginger capsules
(87)
Physical act of eating
(194)
Eliminate eggs
(162)
Eat potato products
(130)
Transdermal Estradiol
(46)
Midrin
(353)
Codeine with Tylenol
(466)
5-HTP
(59)
Topiramate (Topamax)
(740)
Zanaflex
(51)
Cupping
(51)
Sour or hot candy
(58)
Masturbation
(254)
Take Zyrtec & Singulair together
(43)
Progesterone (natural)
(74)
Naproxen (Aleve)
(935)
Rolfing Sessions
(39)
Yoga
(405)
TENS
(171)
Tylenol PM
(120)
Vick's Vaporub
(148)
Salty foods
(251)
Vitamin B6
(157)
Cafergot
(188)
Weight Training
(136)
Vitamin B2
(463)
Gatorade
(200)
Calcium Channel Blocker
(169)
Mobic
(53)
Coenzyme Q10
(357)
Vit D3
(189)
Verapamil
(251)
Aspirin (low dose prophylactic)
(139)
Metaprolol
(92)
Eating spicy food
(108)
Calcium
(148)
Baclofen
(62)
Soothing music
(253)
L-Arginine
(57)
Happy thoughts
(302)
Keppra
(34)
Smell/rub Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil into neck, temples, forehead
(271)
Depacon
(38)
Reduce salt intake
(219)
Vitamin B-12
(331)
Wear earplugs to sleep
(149)
SSRI
(311)
Blood Pressure medicine
(443)
Acetaminophen/Paracetamol (Tylenol)
(906)
Celexa
(87)
Lamotrigine
(68)
Zonegran
(81)
Singulair
(59)
Propranolol (Inderal)
(510)
Hot Pack
(347)
Heat
(443)
Neurontin
(269)
Gabapentin
(92)
Ambien (zolpidem)
(109)
Feverfew
(351)
Lisinopril
(78)
Reglan with Aspirin
(68)
Aromatherapy - Rosemary
(89)
Noritriptyline
(265)
Lithium
(61)
Levaquin
(49)
Tramadol (Ultram)
(334)
Amitriptyline
(485)
Sex
(191)
Seroquel
(73)
Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas)
(825)
Lexapro
(200)
Depakote
(296)
Melatonin
(317)
Depo Provera
(88)
Pregabalin (Lyrica)
(117)
Cymbalta
(221)
Effexor XR
(277)
Paxil
(142)
Headstand (10-20 seconds)
(64)
Birth Control Pills / Hormone Replacement Therapy
(679)
Alcoholic beverage
(326)

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