Location: Harrisburg, PA
Years with Migraines: 20+
Occupation: Education Consultant
How long have you had migraines?
At least 20 years. I was in my 20s when they started happening; I don’t know what brought them on.
When do you usually get migraines?
I tend to get them at the end of the day. I’m an anxious sleeper and I’ve always known I grind my teeth, which doesn’t help, but at the end of the workday is about the time when I really start to feel a headache.
What have you tried pre-Cefaly?
I feel like I’ve tried everything! I’ve seen many doctors and tried many different medications and supplements. I also did four rounds of neurotoxin injections, so a full year, but I didn’t think in the end it was that helpful to me either. I also tried acupuncture, chiropractic care and physical therapy.
What does your migraine feel like?
It’s changed over the years but now it sometimes feels like a pounding and at other times it feels like my head is on fire; it’s as if there is heat going through my head.
How did you hear about Cefaly?
My doctor told me about it.
What’s your Cefaly experience like?
I’m just starting my third month using the Cefaly and within a month I was virtually headache-free. The second month using Cefaly I had one headache the whole month. The third month I’ve had a couple headaches but they’ve been pretty mild so I’m not too concerned. The good thing is now when I get a headache it’s mild and I don’t need my heavy-duty medication. I can just take an over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. I used to get headaches five times a week. They weren’t all migraines but the migraines were pretty intense a couple times a month. Now I would say the migraines are infrequent and mild. I’d say they went from a nine in intensity to much less frequent and a two or three in intensity.
What made you want to share your story?
People don’t all necessarily know about Cefaly as an option… I wanted to use my Cefaly long enough to really know I tried it out and see what I thought of it. Now that I’ve been using it at least a full two months I feel I can talk about it from real experience. I like it and it’s a better option for me than being on medicine because it doesn’t affect one’s liver. So I just thought if I could help get the message out, well, I’d like to help.
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