Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Years with Migraines: 17
Occupation: management consultant
How long have you had migraines?
I started getting migraines when I discovered I had undiagnosed Lyme’s Disease for over a year & then, concurrently, developed Fibromyalgia – all about 17 yrs. ago.
When do you usually get migraines?
My migraines are stress-related, tension goes right into my neck!
What have you tried pre-Cefaly?
I’ve tried medications, supplements, hot and cold compresses, warm baths, massages, etc.
What does your migraine feel like?
My migraines have an incredibly sharp, throbbing pain. They’re in the front & sides of my head. They last for three days and make it difficult to work or really function well.
How did you hear about Cefaly?
I was researching migraine solutions and saw an ad for it on the internet. I went to the website and started reading & investigating it. I’m very big on alternative treatments – this is how I discovered my Lyme’s Disease and Fibromyalgia.
What’s your Cefaly experience like?
I started using the Cefaly very rigorously, everyday for 6 months straight. I’d continue to take sumatriptan as needed, and added massages as preventative body work – catch the migraine before it happens! After doing it for that time period, my migraines started dissipating. I was having them two to three times a month. They started decreasing dramatically and I got to the point where I didn’t need the Cefaly everyday. I could go 1-2 months without them. I do still get them but they’re very spread out. Now, I use my Cefaly maybe once a month. I’ve been using the Cefaly now for 3 years in total.
What made you want to share your story?
People who have migraines deal with tremendous pain and frustration…it feels like there’s nothing you can do about it but suffer and this mindset impacts every aspect of one’s life! Everybody has a different migraine experience and I don’t think there’s just one solution but I think there’s always something you can do about it. I think Cefaly makes a huge difference. When my daughter started getting migraines in her mid-twenties, I told her about the Cefaly and now she uses it, too. I think more people should know that it’s an option. There are a lot of people that don’t know about treating the external trigeminal nerve. I think it’s much better than adding more medication or suffering! I just want people to know about it’s availability! I tell everyone I hear talking about migraines about it. I send people to the website all the time.
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