First Name: Danielle
Location: Palm Harbor, Florida
Years with Migraines: 11
Occupation: Pharmacy supervisor for insurance company
How long have you had migraines?
I’ve probably had migraines for 11 years. I didn’t know what it actually was until I went to a doctor after missing work for 5-days because I couldn’t get off the couch and that’s when it was diagnosed. That’s how it all started. They tried to link it to my blood pressure being high but after that got under control the migraines still continued.
When do you usually get migraines?
Alcohol is definitely a trigger. If it’s about to rain or if my sleep is interrupted those can also be triggers.
What have you tried pre-Cefaly?
I tried a bunch of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, I went to a dentist, an ear nose and throat doctor. My neurologist has tried many different medications over the years but I suffered from a lot of really bad side effects. Finally I was having so many issues with the side effects that the neurologist suggested this device.
What does your migraine feel like?
It’s debilitating. Lights and sounds bother me – I have to be in a dark room. I have shooting pain in my head, behind my eye. When it’s a migraine it’s always on one side of my head.
How did you hear about Cefaly?
My neurologist told me about it.
What’s your Cefaly experience like?
It alleviated the pain. I wouldn’t say it takes it away but it definitely helps and it helps me sleep. I’ve actually fallen asleep with it on my head many times. I’d guesstimate I’ve been using it over 3-years now.
What made you want to share your story?
A lot of people haven’t heard of it when I talk about it and I wanted to share info on the product. I like that it’s not medication.
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