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Well, I said I would post information I found. Cefaly is now available, by prescription. However, it is not covered by insurance.

The price is not cheap. I hope that soon, insurance will cover it. I find it doubtful since it's not a medication. Funny thing about that, the DEA monitors meds prescribed so that they won't be overused, yet, here's an option for using something that is not a medication, most can't afford it & insurance won't cover it.


NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cefaly® the first device of its kind to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the preventative treatment of migraine headaches ends 2014 with more than 10,000 satisfied patients in the United States. This symbolic milestone, illustrates that Cefaly® has indeed found a way to help migraineurs control, even eliminate, their migraines.

"We are excited to bring drug-free migraine relief to so many patients in the United States in such a short amount of time," said Dr. Pierre Rigaux, the chief executive officer of CEFALY Technology, the Belgian maker of the device and a member of the team of inventors.

The FDA approved Cefaly® for the preventative treatment of migraine headaches mid-March. At that time, it reached its decision using data from a randomized double blinded clinical trial implemented in five university clinics in Belgium; as well as a patient satisfaction study of 2,313 Cefaly® users in France. This newly available U.S. data of more than 10,000 patients shows more than a 94% success rate, with less than 6% of patients returning their units after a 60-day trial period; worldwide there are more than 100,000 Cefaly units in use by migraine patients.


Several thousand physicians in the US have now prescribed Cefaly; both doctors and patients have described the enormity of relief as a top reason for its demand.

"The Cefaly device has been a great option as a headache preventative with almost no side effects and significant improvement in headache frequency," said Dr. Cori Millen, owner and medical director of Summit Headache and Neurologic Institute in Englewood, Colorado. We have been very pleased with finally having the option to add neuro-stimulation as a treatment regimen."

Cefaly® is the first transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation device specifically authorized for use prior to the onset of migraine pain. The battery-powered device is worn for 20-minutes a day. It resembles a headband and uses tiny electrical impulses to stimulate the trigeminal centers to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines.

In December, Cefaly® opened an office in Connecticut, which serves as the exclusive distributor of Cefaly® in the U.S, and contracted warehouse in Pennsylvania. Previously orders shipped from the company's headquarters in Belgium.

Cefaly® costs $349 plus $15 shipping and handling. The electrodes needed to operate the device cost $25 for a set of three (each electrode will last for up to approximately 20-uses). There is a 60-day money back guarantee. A medical prescription is needed to purchase the device, available at www.Cefaly.us. For assistance call (203) 309-5670.

About CEFALY Technology

CEFALY Technology is a Belgium-based company specializing in electronics for medical applications. It has developed external cranial stimulation technology for applications in the field of neurology; in particular for treating migraines. www.Cefaly.us
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New Month, New Year

January 27th 2015 19:18


Well, I seemed to have gone M.I.A. for awhile again. Lots going on and time seems to have slipped by me.

I lost my cat, Rkitty 3 months ago tomorrow. She was my rock these past 5 years especially. She was the last pet of my original "gang', 3 dogs and 5 cats. Losing her has been very emotional for me, especially getting through the holidays.

Anyway, my pain level hasn't been too bad most of the time. So I feel lucky. I am looking at new information to share here, I will post when I find something worth sharing.
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Holidays

December 30th 2014 16:38
health, headache


I am sorry I haven't been here lately. At this time of year, I usually give tips as far as the holidays and dealing with migraine. I hope that if you know your triggers for migraine (attacks) that you have stayed away from them. Stress is a trigger for so many, although we might not be able to stay away from it, please minimize it as much as possible.

Triggers To Think About

* Alcohol : Is alcohol a trigger for you? Even just a little bit of alcohol? If so, please avoid it.

* Foods: Are there certain foods that are a trigger? Steer clear of them if there are some that are triggers.

* Make sure you eat right. Don't skip meals.

* Beware of certain scents. Air freshener sprays, colognes, perfumes, incense. During this time of year there can be so many that could be a trigger.

* Right amount of sleep. We stay up later, even if you don't drink, you may have that "hangover feeling."

* Traveling: You may want to keep Dramamine handy for times of nausea.


For those traveling, you may want to have some comfort items:
* A favorite throw.
* A small pillow
* eye mask/ for times when you may need to rest
* Your doctor's information in case it's needed
* Water, keep yourself hydrated
* keep snacks, like crackers.
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Remembering April Cleave

December 16th 2014 21:51
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Stress & Migraine

December 1st 2014 18:41
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Migraine Please Go Away!

November 26th 2014 16:54
Migraine Hits


Well, I have been hit with a high level migraine. My face, my head, all down my neck and back hurts. It is a throbbing pain. I am doing my best to do what I need to do to keep it lower. But I feel like it is weather related. It's not unusual for weather to trigger a migraine. The weather this year is back and forth, cold, warm, rain, snow


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Holiday Triggers

November 24th 2014 21:23


Oh, the start of the holidays! All those triggers out there! Some of them you can avoid, some you can at least limit. Let's look at the list


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Holiday Triggers

November 24th 2014 21:22


Oh, the start of the holidays! All those triggers out there! Some of them you can avoid, some you can at least limit. Let's look at the list


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New Nasal Spray Research For Migraine

November 16th 2014 20:01


Novel prochlorperazine nasal spray formulation as a new treatment for migraines. 37 million people in the United states suffer from migraines. Migraine attacks can last from 4 to 72 hours. Migraine disease is in the top 20 of the world's most disabling diseases. Every 10 seconds in the United States, a person goes to the Emergency Room for migraine treatment


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Ouch, Horrible Migraine Attack!

November 11th 2014 17:26
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