Location: Fort Worth, TX
Years with Migraines: 35+
How long have you had migraines?
I’ve had migraines for 35+ years.
When do you usually get migraines?
Triggers can be certain foods that I eat, like yellow cheeses or chocolate, certain smells like strong perfume or cigarette smoke. Weather changes can trigger my migraines.
What have you tried pre-Cefaly?
Pretty much any prescription medication on the market. I did two rounds of neurotoxin injections and acupuncture, The injections didn’t really help anything. I’d say if anything the acupuncture helped – I was still getting them but maybe not as frequently. I’m currently not on any preventive medication and I fi t gets really bad I have a prescription medication I take to help get rid of it.
What does your migraine feel like?
Most of the time it’s a really strong pressure on my head. It can differ between either side but it’s usually just on one side. I feel it in the eyebrow or eye socket.
How did you hear about Cefaly?
My neurologist told me about it.
What’s your Cefaly experience like?
It’s been good. Pre-Cefaly I was 15+ headaches a month and now that I’ve been using probably average 6-8 a month and definitely not as severe. I can semi-function with them. I’ve been using my device about 3 years. I’ve definitely not had to miss work because of it. Before I would miss days from work but I’m not having to do that anymore.
What made you want to share your story?
If there’s anybody who can benefit from it and just know that it works, I want them to know about it. I’m not a big medicine taker. I don’t want to stay on medication and have to deal with potential side effects. So if there’s someone else who is out there trying to get off their own medication, I think this is a great way to do it.
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