Location: Marietta, Georgia
Years with Migraines: 20+
Occupation: Teacher (ESL)
How long have you had migraines?
I’ve had migraines since I was probably 26. I think it was when I went on birth control pills.
When do you usually get migraines?
I have food triggers, such as: cheese, nuts and chocolate. I have noticed my migraines are worse in the humidity… so they’re worse in the fall and spring when the barometric pressure changes.
What have you tried pre-Cefaly?
For a long time I was only trying the abortive medication. That’s when I was having 6-7 migraines a month but then I started getting about 15 a month. That’s when I started seeing a neurologist (I was about 44 years old then). I’ve tried several different preventive medications.
What does your migraine feel like?
My migraines are on one side of my head and it’s just really really sharp pains. I don’t have the aura and they’re not debilitating. I used to feel nauseous but that was before I modified my diet to eliminate my triggers and now I don’t.
How did you hear about Cefaly?
My mom told me about it, and I went online and read about it.
What’s your Cefaly experience like?
I read online that a lot of people say their migraines didn’t go away entirely but that they’re a lot less severe and I’ve found that to be the case for me. I accidentally forgot my device one time when I went on vacation and I was very very sad about that. So, I was wondering how it would affect my migraines that month. My migraines tend to be hormonal and they were a lot worse that month. I make sure I take it everywhere with me now because they just seem to be a lot less severe.
What made you want to share your story?
If I can help anybody else with their migraines then I want to do that; they’re just so horrible. I’m grateful people are coming out with new treatments and researching migraines. I think that is awesome; anything to help people who maybe haven’t heard of Cefaly to try it. Migraines are just awful!
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