Location: Northridge, CA
Years with Migraines: 35+
Occupation: Retired – account manager/healthcare
How long have you had migraines?
I started having migraines in my mid-thirties, about 2 to 3 a month. When I hit menopause, it went crazy. Then I would get at least one, sometimes two a week, and sometimes each would last for a few days.
When do you usually get migraines?
My triggers are lack of sleep or hunger; certain smells will trigger one too, like weird smells or perfume. For a time, I didn’t drink red or white wine or chocolate since they would also bring on a migraine.
What have you tried pre-Cefaly?
I’ve tried many abortive migraine medications plus some preventative medications, as well as one that was intended for seizures. I have a lavender pillow in my freezer that I put on my eyes that I’ll use during a migraine attack.
What does your migraine feel like?
It start from my neck and goes all the way up to my head and my eyes, it’s terrible. It’s as if it lives behind the eyebrow or eye socket.
How did you hear about Cefaly?
I used to be in the healthcare industry so I still get a bunch of emails about healthcare and I found out about Cefaly just as it received FDA approval.
What’s your Cefaly experience like?
I began using Cefaly on April 30, 2014. Since that time, I have had 5 migraines, and none in the past 9 months. It is miraculous. It’s unbelievable. I use my Cefaly every night. When I first started using the Cefaly headband I couldn’t sit through a full session but eventually I could. My daughter also started using it too. She still gets migraines but it probably cut them in half.
What made you want to share your story?
Cefaly has changed my life. I don’t have to cancel meetings or babysitting or going out, my daily activity is like a normal person. I want people to know this is what Cefaly did for me.
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