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Cefaly

My neurologist at Mayo Clinic just told me about Cefaly, a device using TENS technology created just for migraineurs. It is only sold in Canada so far, but my doctor has had a few patients buy it and get good results. She recommended I get one for my chronic migraines, but it is really expensive for me and I wanted to find to talk to someone who has used this firsthand before I buy one. Has anyone used this or can you point me toward anyone who has?

PS - If you have never heard of Cefaly, the website is cefaly.ca. Unfortunately it doesn't sound like there are any near future plans for it to cross into the USA.

  1. acmeyers568 - Sales of this item aren't allowed in the US as you've noted. I've known a few to try it, including our own Teri Robert here on Migraine.com, however, none have had good results from it I'm afraid. That doesn't mean it won't work for someone else, but it's definitely not the miracle we've all been praying for. Not yet anyway...

    Here is how you can get hold of Teri: https://migraine.com/members/Teri-Robert/profile/

    ~Ellen

    1. I just got mine and it is too soon to tell but I am also optimistic. I have also seen something called the "Arnold" that targets the occipital nerve and works with the Cefaly. Unfortunately it is not sold in the US and I am still working on a way to get it. http://www.cefaly.com/en/kit-arnold is the website. If anyone has heard of it and used it I would be interested in the results.

  2. Hello there!

    I got my hands on one a few years ago when they were only recommending it to stop a Migraine in progress. It didn't help me, and I returned it to the person who owned it. Now that the company is promoting it for prevention, I tried to reach them, but they haven't replied to me. As Ellen said, it's not available in the U.S. yet; just in Canada.

    Wish I could tell you more, but until it's FDA approved in the U.S., I don't know of any way to try it.

    Teri

    1. Thank you ladies for the helpful info.

      1. Anonymous,

        I've never seen anything about potentially side serious effects from the Cephaly. That said, I wouldn't recommend that anyone use it without discussing it with your doctor first.

        Teri

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