Daith piercing WORKED FOR ME!

134 days of a migraine – meds, tooth pulls and new glasses, MRI and CAT scan, massage, chiropractic and acupressure and puncture as well as sinus surgery did not work for me. Your choices in this situation are function through it or not. Crying and even using the bathroom hurt more. No more time off and it didn’t matter because nothing was helping. I knew within minutes if my next hope was gonna work. Some thought it all in my head, lol or thought I was pain med seeking. If your reading this trying to decide if you should do it, GO FOR IT. The minute the needle was in it changed my pain. Now the only thing that hurts is my ear,haha. I just got it done today. First, call places that pierce for headache relief not just a daith piercing. They aren’t necessarily different but you want someone that understands the depth of the pierce and pressure that the gauge size they use will provide. This is the difference between relief and a cool piercing. It also is why some acupuncturists might not agree that this is effective for some. Next – it doesn’t hurt like you would think. Two breaths in and out and it was done, now it’s just tender. Don’t wait if your trying to decide but make sure you go to someone who understands your reasons for doing it and knows their stuff.

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  • Sandraspain
    2 years ago

    Had this piercing done a year ago. Finally took it out the other day. For me I will say it was a waste of money. I saw no relief in my migraines, and I have had them for over 30 years. Good luck to you if you try it. Maybe you will be the lucky ones it works for.

  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Sandraspain. I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t have success with the daith piercing. As with any treatment, the results can be so variable, and that can be so terribly frustrating. Thanks for being part of the community! -All Best, Donna (Migraine.com team)

  • DonnaFA moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi, obinohurt! Thanks so much for being part of the community and for sharing your experience. So many community members ask about daith piercing. Your story provides lots of tips and encouragement. – All Best, Donna (Migraine.com team)

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