First Name: Cheyenne
Location: Dayton, OH
Years with Migraines: 16
How long have you had migraines?
About 16 years.
When do you usually get migraines?
I can get migraines at any point; however, sometimes I have triggers. If someone has a really strong perfume, or any strong scent, that could trigger it. While it’s not always a trigger, I am sensitive to light and smells.
What have you tried pre-Cefaly?
I’ve tried dozens of things. I’ve tried multiple different seizure medications and nothing was working in terms of daily medication. Once the doctor noticed daily medications were not helping the frequency or pain, we tried pills, nasal sprays, and injections to decrease the pain of when I do have them.
What does your migraine feel like?
It’s like a bunch of thick needles throbbing in the back of my head and the pain slowly moves its way up my head to the back of my eyes. Then it feels like it takes over my whole skull.
How did you hear about Cefaly?
My neurologist told me about it. I actually went to see a different neurologist because I was pregnant and I was trying to find something I could use during my pregnancy and he recommended the Cefaly device.
What’s your Cefaly experience like?
I only had the preventative at first and I loved it. I’d use it preventively but also would use it two to three times to abort a migraine, so when I saw the Dual I got on it right away and love it. It’s really helping and I’m off all my medication. Every once in a while I’ll get a migraine in the back of my head and Cefaly will help decrease the severity of it but it won’t get rid of it completely. Cefaly has most definitely been helpful for me. I’ve been medication free for almost a year now. When I do have a migraine I can just put the device on. I have an 11-month old daughter so when I’m home taking care of her I can put on my device and keep going with whatever I was doing.
What made you want to share your story?
When I was talking with a couple people about the device their biggest fear was the price and it not working. I’d tell them they could try it and get their money back with the 60-day guarantee if it didn’t work but the price was still a concern. As a person with migraines and as a mom, I wanted to vouch for this and say this product does work and I think it was worth every penny.
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