First Name: Sara
Location: Tampa, FL
Years with Migraines: 35
Occupation: Director of Patient Services (Nurse)
How long have you had migraines?
I’ve had migraines since I was a teenager but my migraines are better now. I am in menopause and I have a daith ear piercing, both of which I believe have been helpful.
When do you usually get migraines?
Previously I had migraines with my periods. I still have migraines with changes in the weather. I also get migraines if I get really cold. I previously got migraines when I would fly.
What have you tried pre-Cefaly?
I’ve tried IV therapy and was up to 200 mg of topiramate a day. The side effects of the topiramate was too much for me and the IV therapy was not only painful but difficult for my lifestyle. I also used heat therapy during a migraine. The only dietary trigger that I have found is red wine and I avoid it. I do take neurotoxin injections as a preventive and started that about 2 years ago.
What does your migraine feel like?
It feels like a tight band around my head with throbbing pain. I also have visual changes and vomiting.
How did you hear about Cefaly?
I first saw the Cefaly on Good Morning America.
What’s your Cefaly experience like?
I have had Cefaly for 3 years and I love it. I truly believe the Cefaly has reduced the number of my migraine days and the pain level.
What made you want to share your story?
No one should suffer with chronic pain. Before seeking treatment with a neurologist for my migraines, I would have more than 20 days a month with a migraine and spend several days a month in bed. With preventive treatment, the Cefaly, and my ear piercing, I have three to four migraine days a month and the migraines resolve within hours. The treatments have made a difference in my lifestyle.
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