First Name: Lane
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Years with Migraines: 32
Occupation: Stay at home mother/former makeup artist/retail manager
How long have you had migraines?
Since I was 11.
When do you usually get migraines?
Currently when I have my period or during ovulation. It used to be 95% of the time but with Cefaly and neurotoxin injections it is more during hormonal shifts. If I watch what and when I eat during my period and sleep enough (and always use my Cefaly II) then my head doesn’t bother me during my period. Nothing helps with ovulation yet. Hopefully mother nature takes care of that for me in a few years!
What have you tried pre-Cefaly?
Topiramate, metoprolol, tricyclic antidepressant, various triptans, etc.
What does your migraine feel like?
It’s agonizing, unilateral pulsating, and a pounding pain.
How did you hear about Cefaly?
What’s your Cefaly experience like?
I really like it. it is very relaxing. I prefer the strongest setting (after I adjusted to the feeling. It can be strange at first). I do it right before bed. I’m not sure if it actually makes me sleepy or if it a sort of Pavlovian response as I always go to sleep soon afterwards. Most nights I watch TV shows or movies and do Cefaly! I feel like the non-hormonal days that I get a headache are the days I don’t use my Cefaly.
What made you want to share your story?
I know how debilitating migraines are, and the drugs that help us migraineurs get through the day can cause more migraines. Cefaly has made a difference for me!
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