Anyone try Cefaly. My osteopath wants me to buy one but I m leary

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  • I have one too! It does help briefly and the main stimulation is in the forehead, right where all the pressure is with me. It was about $385, including 3 extra electrodes. Each electrode is said to last about 20 days, but I get 30-35 out of one. My insurance covered it.

  • I've heard you should buy it from Costco. Then you can return it if it doesn't work for you

  • My oldest daughter used it first of all on the acute setting but found it made her headache worse. However, her neurologist said that she should be using it on the lower preventative setting and to try it for a few months. He also suggested that the occipital attachment might be better. We followed his advice and she does find that it brings her headache down a little but only whilst she has it on. He said that the more she could use it the better and she has found this to be the case. We bought it on Amazon.

  • Tried. No benefit, but no downside other than (not negligible) cost. Maybe your neurologist--or someone in this group--knows a patient who had a failed trial and now wants to sell theirs (you'd just need to buy new electrode patches). I have no idea if there are legal issues with buying/selling used medical devices, of course.

  • Maybe it's just my anxiety talking, but electrodes messing with my nerves in the brain freak me out. Yet taking drugs that probably screw with it doesn't. I'm a mess, lol.

  • I just hate wasting the money on things that don't help. My TENS unit does nothing for my headaches and makes m dizzy. Good luck and let us know if you go for it

  • To be honest I probably won't but wanted to hear others experiences.

  • Do you get vertigo? I do every couple months. Wonder if that's why you get dizzy with it.

  • I paid 400 free shopping with extra electrodes on amazon..didn't need a script to order from there. I was told insurance doesn't cover any so i went and bought it as my nuero requested I do. Still waiting for it in the mail though!

  • Let me know how it works out!

  • Oh and I believe amazon said you can return it within 30 days for refund if it doesn't work. I'll let you know !

  • I had to pay out of pocket and filed on my on with my insurance company. They covered all of it and sent a check to me. I know all insurance is different, but you may want to try. Good luck with the Cefaly. I am certainly glad to have it as part of my game plan.

  • I will try to file for it then ! Thanks

  • came with 30 or 60 day return. used it as prescribed. did not work one bit. made it much worse. returned for full refund

  • From amazon ?

  • Dianne MacKay yes, I am dizzy all the time. Used to get only episodes of vertigo once or twice a year. Now I can't even tell,the start and stop of it. I feel like the boat never stops rocking.

  • I'm thinking it might make mine worse if even my osteopathic appointments make them come on.

  • Ouch. Sorry to hear that. I HATE when I get dizzy. I can't ever ride rides cause that will make it come on. No fun .

  • I am currently using cefaly and it is amazing! when I wear it my pain goes from a 9/10 to a 5/10. it unfortunately does not stay that way for too long once I take it off although considering that I have done many nerve blocks, botox, and deep cervical blocks along with meds supplements and more and none of them have really helped, I love my cefaly!

  • Is your pain 24.7 , at all in the occipital region ?

  • Same here Emily!!

  • My pain is 24/7 and is in my eyebrows temples and occipital region

  • Did not work for my daughter.

  • Tried for 6 months. Didn't change anything. My nurse practitioner at Jefferson told me they are not getting good reports from NDPH patients who try it.