First Name: Amanda
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Years with Migraines: 15+
Occupation: Substitute Teacher
How long have you had migraines?
I’ve had migraines for at least 15 years.
When do you usually get migraines?
I get migraines when I have any kind of pureed strawberries. I also get migraines with hormonal changes. Sometimes I get migraines when I have a bad stress headache with neck and shoulder tension.
What have you tried pre-Cefaly?
Before Cefaly I took sumatriptan. I was having migraines with up to two weeks of rebound headaches. Quite often I would consume Ibuprofen and an iced, caffeinated drink with my sumatriptan (I call that my trifecta.)
What does your migraine feel like?
My migraines feel like severe sinus pain over my left eye and, if bad enough, can include nausea and vomiting.
How did you hear about Cefaly?
My primary care doctor told me about Cefaly and I ordered one almost immediately.
What’s your Cefaly experience like?
I’ve been using Cefaly for several years. (I have the older model and my family calls it my face tiara.) Now I have maybe, two migraines a year. It has been life changing! I tell everyone I know who suffers from migraines about the success I’ve had with Cefaly. I even emailed one of my favorite podcast hosts about Cefaly, after hearing him talk about having migraines. It’s so nice not to lose so many days per month to migraines and headaches. I’m certain that I’ve saved money by having my Cefaly device rather than constantly refilling my migraine medicine prescriptions.
What made you want to share your story?
Cefaly has been life changing. Going from being a migraine sufferer to someone who rarely ever has a migraine felt unattainable before I started using Cefaly. My doctor was having me take medicine for migraine ‘maintenance’ but because I was having symptoms for over half of each month, that wasn’t even defined as ‘maintenance’. Finding something that works and isn’t a pill was even more exciting. I just can’t say enough about how great my experience has been since I began using Cefaly!
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