First Name: John
Location: Stamford, CT
Years with Migraines: 25
How long have you had migraines?
I’ve had migraines for 25 years now.
When do you usually get migraines?
I suffer migraines about 20-days in a month, so I’m a chronic sufferer. I think it’s what we eat that
causes a lot of these problems but I’m not an expert at it.
What have you tried pre-Cefaly?
I’ve tried everything. I’ve tried different preventive and acute medications. I tried different
alternative treatments and holistic treatments.
What does your migraine feel like?
When it starts I get it in the eye socket though sometimes it starts in my forehead. It’s like a brain
freeze that doesn’t stop. When the bad ones come I can’t eat. I can’t work. I’m an architect and I
can’t be on a screen or focusing on anything, I have to go home, put the device on my head, take
an eletriptan if I have it (my insurance only gives me like nine pills a month and I can go through
that in about a week; after that I pay $60 a pill almost), and lie in a dark room.
How did you hear about Cefaly?
My sister-in-law told me about it.
What’s your Cefaly experience like?
I like the device. It helps me mask the pain; sometimes I wear it and do many sessions in a row, I
just keep pushing the button. For me the Cefaly masks the pain until the medication kicks in. I do
take it with me wherever I go. I often put it on and put a cap or something over it.
What made you want to share your story?
It’s a good product and I thought it be a good idea to speak with someone about it. My daughter
uses it now too. It’s not a cure but it masks my migraines and it’s a relief to feel something else
when I have a migraine, so sometimes I just keep it on and keep pressing the button.
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