First Name: Debbie
Location: New York City
Years with Migraines: 50+
Occupation: Administrative assistant
How long have you had migraines?
I’ve had migraines since I was a child.
When do you usually get migraines?
I don’t eat foods with MSG because I know now that’s a trigger. If there’s a snowstorm, I’ll get a migraine. Sometimes if my eyes receive direct bright light, I can get a migraine too.
What have you tried pre-Cefaly?
I tried acupuncture and another device that you use on your neck. I’ve tried a lot of preventative and rescue medicines, so far nothing has worked. I tried neurotoxin injections. I also tried one of the new CGRP-inhibitors, but nothing has worked.
What does your migraine feel like?
It feels like my head is bursting. It’s throbbing, immense pain, and it’s mostly in my forehead area.
How did you hear about Cefaly?
My doctor recommended it.
What’s your Cefaly experience like?
I think the Cefaly works for me and it’s because that’s really where my migraine is… it’s on my forehead. I wouldn’t say that it cures my headaches but it is helpful. Usually after I’ve done the Cefaly, I feel improved. I feel good when I’m lying down and when the Cefaly is on. I get daily migraines and over the month I’d say 10 of those are really severe. When it’s really bad I just feel I need to lie down with the Cefaly for that head massaging sensation. What usually works, or often helps, is when I take a rescue medicine and lie down with the Cefaly for a good hour. Sometimes the headache will go away and sometimes it won’t but it brings me really good relief while I’m lying down.
What made you want to share your story?
I just want to help other people that are looking for something to help themselves.
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