Location: Scarsdale, NY
Years with Migraines: 3
Occupation: Event planner
How long have you had migraines?
I’ve had migraines for about 3 years. I think they’re mostly hormonal.
When do you usually get migraines?
At one point I had them all the time for about an entire year. Now I have hormonal migraines and I’ve also identified certain triggers, like caffeine and MSG.
What have you tried pre-Cefaly?
I tried a lot of different things: different medications, some that had strange side effects; neurotoxin injections even though I didn’t really love the idea of having to do that every 3 months. I tried craniosacral therapy, nerve block shots, acupuncture, meditation, and not eating certain foods — you name it and I tried it.
What does your migraine feel like?
It’s mostly like ache-y pressure and the back of my neck feels really tight. Some people get auras but I don’t get those. I do have certain levels of intensity, like sometimes the migraine will be so intense that I want to lie down and other times I can function with it. Mostly when I have a migraine I feel uncomfortable, tired, and cranky. It kind of affects your every day life.
How did you hear about Cefaly?
There’s a doctor I saw in Manhattan about 3 years ago. I just went in to get evaluated. I wanted to find something that I could do that was natural because I wanted to get pregnant.
What’s your Cefaly experience like?
I think it’s been very positive in the past 3 years or so. I haven’t skipped many nights of using the device. I go through periods when if I have a migraine I’ll use my Cefaly for more than the 20-minutes to try to get it to go away. My husband always asks me what it feels like and the first time I used it I thought it was very strange. Now I kind of enjoy it and look forward to using it. I think since I started using it I get a lot less migraine periods. I used to go through time periods where it’s constant headaches for weeks or months and now I feel like that’s a lot less. I really just get them now around the time of my cycle and I basically just rely on the device to help me get through it. I also use diclofenac powder at the onset.
What made you want to share your story?
I really like the Cefaly device. It’s part of my every day life and I was happy to support what you are doing because I really like your product and rely on it.
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