Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Years with Migraines: 13
Occupation: Retired (from Human Resources)
How long have you had migraines?
I’ve had migraines since 2005. I had a full hysterectomy and immediately after I started getting migraines.
When do you usually get migraines?
I have some food triggers I’ve identified, like: chocolate, red wine, vinegar, tomato and citrus. I think scent is perhaps my biggest trigger, especially perfumes and scented lotions. Sometimes I’ll get a migraine if I encounter one of these triggers but sometimes I’ll get a migraine and none of the triggers are in the midst.
What have you tried pre-Cefaly?
I tried acupuncture – three different kinds and each one about 20 sessions (not just three attempts); I wanted to make sure I gave it a real chance to work. I’ve also gone to see a chiropractor, done food elimination, bio-feedback, massage therapy; basically anything that I could Google or that someone would say “Have you tried it?” I’d give it a shot. My previous doctor was just throwing prescription drugs at the problem and I was looking for a new solution. I wasn’t depressed and didn’t need an anti-depressant and I didn’t have seizures and didn’t want to be on an anti-seizure medication.
What does your migraine feel like?
It’s always the same. It’s always on the right side and right above my eyebrows. It’s a pulsating, throbbing, pain.
How did you hear about Cefaly?
I got a card from a new headache clinic in my area and went to hear the doctor talk. She was a neurologist and was talking about homeopathic things in addition to the more traditional migraine treatments. I kind of liked her. I thought then that if my migraines didn’t improve she was someone I’d likely go to see. Ultimately I ended up switching to her care and she recommended the Cefaly to me.
What’s your Cefaly experience like?
Great! Truly. I’ve had three months with only one migraine each month, instead of 12-14 a month (and those could last from up to one day to three days each). I started it on Halloween 2017 and was seeing results by November. While I still had one migraine the pain was less intense and it was just for a day.
I use my Cefaly every day for 20-minutes. On occasion I’ll use it twice in a day if I think I’m about to get a migraine or if I’m just not sure and it will stop it from coming on. I’ve also started taking some supplements that the neurologist suggested. I call Cefaly a life changer. It was hard to plan to do things before, I think “Well, if I don’t get a migraine...” I don’t use the word dwell but for years it was like there was this cloud over my head but now it’s totally lifted. This March (2018) I went three times to the movies! I had stopped going for eight years because the lighting and the sounds would trigger a migraine. I also went to a concert and no migraine! That’s huge!
What made you want to share your story?
Migraines are just so painful and people who don’t get migraines, well, they just don’t get it. They say “Oh, I’m sorry you don’t feel well,” and they mean well but you just want to bop them in the head. I’d say if you have a migraine, test the Cefaly. It has a 60-day money back guarantee and you’d be crazy not to try it. I’m sharing my story because I’d want somebody to tell me about it. I suffer from migraines and I get your pain. Try it.
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