First Name: Robert
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Years with Migraines: 20
Occupation: computer work
How long have you had migraines?
I’ve had migraines probably for about 20-years.
When do you usually get migraines?
I haven’t really been able to identify any triggers. I get migraines at various times of day.
What have you tried pre-Cefaly?
I tried a lot of different medications: anti-depressants, anti-seizure, anti-inflammatory drugs, a whole treasure chest of various medications and nothing has really worked as far as a preventive. Various triptans and the Cefaly seem to be the only things that have worked as an abortive option. I also tried neurotoxin injections but those didn’t any effect on my migraines.
What does your migraine feel like?
It’s a very sharp pain in the base of my neck, I kind of equate it to an ice pick being shoved into my skull. It is often pounding as well.
How did you hear about Cefaly?
My neurologist brought it up, just after it had obtained FDA approval. I started really early with the first device and that helped a lot. It probably cut my migraines in half; I used to get them almost daily. When I heard about the Dual device I got that as well. It works very well. If I have a migraine coming on 8 times out of 10 I’ll put the device on right away on the acute setting and it’ll get rid of it. If I already have a migraine it’ll get rid of the pounding and excruciating pain so I can still function.
What’s your Cefaly experience like?
It’s cut my migraines in half. I use Cefaly more as an abortive treatment now for pain mitigation but I will use the preventive too on days that I don’t have a migraine.
What made you want to share your story?
I want to let everyone know this is a really good effective treatment. It’s better than a lot of medications and devices. Cefaly has no side effects and is not invasive.
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