First Name: Lynn
Years with Migraines: 45
How long have you had migraines?
I have had migraines since I was in my late teens.
When do you usually get migraines?
In the past, my migraines were mostly around my menstrual cycle. I would get one a few days before and really only lose a day. I would generally get sick to my stomach, go to sleep, and then feel better. Since going through menopause, my migraines have gotten increasingly worse in severity, duration, and frequency. I have to take medication to relieve them and sometimes, if I have taken my quota of the medication, I just have to tough it out.
What have you tried pre-Cefaly?
I have tried everything I can find: neurotoxin injections, acupuncture, auricular medicine, herbs, meditation, massage, and of course many prescription drugs.
What does your migraine feel like?
It is either on one side or another, in my temple, and sometimes my neck. It feels like an ice pick on the side of my head, accompanied by lots of pressure.
How did you hear about Cefaly?
My neurologist suggested it to me.
What’s your Cefaly experience like?
My experience with Cefaly has only been positive. I have had one device for about 3 years. I wear it almost every night before bed, as it helps me to sleep. When I have a migraine, I use it because while the device is on, I get a significant reduction in pain. This relief allows me to sleep. It is also particularly helpful with the migraines that I get when I cannot take any medication for relief.
What made you want to share your story?
I want other migraine sufferers to know that there is a non-prescription drug option that can give some relief. There are so few non-prescription drug options that work.
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