First Name: Emily
Location: Hammondsport, NY
Years with Migraines: 15
Occupation: College student
How long have you had migraines?
I’ve had migraines about 15 years.
When do you usually get migraines?
Certain foods can bring on a migraine (msg is huge, gluten, etc.), not getting enough sleep and stress; lighting has been a big trigger for me.
What have you tried pre-Cefaly?
I’ve tried acupuncture, ice cap, topiramate extended release, beta blockers, anti-depressants, essential oils, massages, different diets, yoga, and chiropractic care. Pretty much anything in the book you can think of, I’ve tried it. I was approved for neurotoxin injections 5-years ago but I haven’t wanted to do that yet.
What does your migraine feel like?
It’s like your head is going to explode. It’s almost like a brain freeze and you can’t turn it off. It’s extreme pressure in your head.
How did you hear about Cefaly?
My neurologist prescribed it to me.
What’s your Cefaly experience like?
I use it prophylactically and when I have a migraine. It’s just been excellent. My migraines have cut down at least 90% using it. I went off the beta blocker; I didn’t need that any more! I am in college so when I feel a migraine come on I can wear it while I’m trying to do different types of homework. I love that it’s so diverse. I don’t have to stay in just one place and use it. I think it’s really great and I tell everyone about it. I have the original Cefaly so I’ve been using it about 5-years. Since using the Cefaly my migraines have now become more menstrual too – it’s more limited to that time period.
What made you want to share your story?
This device is so great and if it can help anyone with the pain in their heads, it’s definitely worth it.
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