Some patients have reported extending the life of electrodes by storing them with an alcohol-saturated cotton ball. For the first few months at least, not going beyond 20 uses per electrode will help you determine how effective the device will be for you. Why this is different than a typical TENS unit, which you can buy over-the-counter, is unclear. Yes, Cefaly is for sale in Canada, Australia and Europe, and does not appear to need a prescription anywhere other than the U. Women who are pregnant or could become pregnant should check with their doctor before using this device.
Cefaly is intended for adults only. The FDA cautions that no one younger than 18 should use it. This post was updated to reflect the most accurate availability and pricing information as of April 25, Good news - you're already subscribed! Let us know at contact Migraine. Try again or let us know at contact Migraine. Hi there Hotbabe, I do not believe that vertigo has been a reported side effect.
It is a long thread of comments to scroll through in this link and from some time ago, but you might find these comments helpful to review. If you scroll down a bit, the first comment to call to your attention is from By BayouTigress June 4, at 1: This article was written in I have had migraines for 25 years. They have progressed from a monthly occurrence to now a daily occurrence. I used the first version headband with limited success. It will often break a headache, and has greatly reduced the number and intensity of the daily headaches.
Although you can regulate the strength of the session, I have been using it full strength, hoping to get the most relief. The discomfort is by far better than having a migraine. I got my Cefaly a week ago, and so far, I cannot tolerate it for more than 5 minutes. In fact, last night it triggered a migraine. Should I keep trying to see if I can get used to it or am I just one of those people who cannot tolerate this particular kind of pain. Does Cefaly work for occipital back of head migraines? Most my chronic migraines are there.
The Arnold kit Cefaly sells is meant for the back of head but not for occipital migraines. Hi nham, Thanks for you question.
Cefaly Device Coupon: Save $ Receive $ Discount on Cefaly Device Just enter the above codes in the coupon field at stage four of check out and your . Show this savings card at a participating pharmacy to receive your discount. CEFALY. 1 UNIT. PACIFIC COAST PHARMACY. $ Note: Some.
Unfortunately, we are unable to give medical advice online for your safety. However, we encourage you to pose this question to a migraine specialist who would be able to provide you with the best answer. In the meantime, I wanted to share our forum on Cefaly. My electrode has lasted for over 30 days so far and I use it every day.
Hope this helps someone save a bit of money on needing to buy these very expensive electrodes. I have been using the Cefaly for several weeks no.
I have chronic daily migraine. I find that I fall asleep with it on and can waken hours later with my body in the same position! I have used it twice a day or in an attempt to interrupt onset. It does not seem to have changed the pattern of Migraine but it does provide a seemingly reliable way to stop and go to sleep. Since sleep wake cycle seems to be part of my problem , this unexpected response feels helpful.
This is not a sleepiness exactly but an invitation to deep sleep. Whoops, I see I already posted something about this. New at blogging and also have brain issues. I decided I wanted this device rather than the US-available one. I was able to get it by trying various sellers until I found one that would accept orders to be shipped to the US. It was one of the sellers on amazon. Frustrating news for those of us who waited: Not even a week ago, I tried to buy the device, but was a little short on my PayPal credit. I tried again last night, because a payment I made to PPC finally went through — only to find that cefaly.
I was in tears.
I had to give in and take the last of my triptans overnight, and now have to cross my fingers that my inevitable subsequent headaches will be mild enough for me to work through, since my editors have long since lost patience with me. I am a first-time reader here. I see some have asked how to obtain the 3-setting Cefaly sold in Canada, Europe and Australia if living in the United States. I live in the US and was able to get one. I looked at several non-US websites and most did not take orders to be shipped to the US.
I kept looking a various websites, and one of the vendors on amazon. The Cefaly logo was on the outside of the box but no prescription. I did not use a prescription although my headache doctor did write me one. I hope this helps somebody. I would like to try the Cefaly but the web site, http: Does anyone know where I can purchase the Cefaly in the United States?
Now only comments up to May 22 are showing. How do I get back to the rest of the comments please? I have used my headband for almost two months now. Treating everyday, sometimes two times a day. Unfortunately, I have had no relief from this headband either. I just got the three-model Cefaly through Amazon Canada, where it is still offered for sale. It came from a medical supply shop in Kuwait, and the instruction book is in English and Arabic. Byram Healthcare Medical supply store. Migraine Surgery Specialty Center Medical centre. Pages liked by this Page. Dayton VA Medical Center.
Syracuse VA Medical Center. Salisbury VA Medical Center. Erie VA Medical Center. Louis Health Care System. Fayetteville VA Medical Center. Manchester VA Medical Center. Coatesville VA Medical Center. Canandaigua VA Medical Center. Places Wilton, Connecticut Medical and health Cefaly. Your insurance company might reimburse you, but probably not. Sending your insurance company a letter with your receipt, as the Cefaly website recommends, is unlikely to work out in your favor.
If insurance coverage is imperative for you, contact your insurance company before purchasing the device.
They may refuse to cover it at all or they may allow you to submit an appeal for coverage. Check Cefaly Insurance Coverage Update for current information. If order-company requests you send prescription order from doctor-thru email-pdf file. In Reno here-Cefaly indicated would take 3 weeks to arrive.
But I think this is very encouraging. I have not given up my search yet. I have ordered mine already because as anyone with migraines knows we will try most things to help us, even at the cost of If someone does know the code please post it for us. I will if I can find this code.
Best of luck to us all. Cefaly answered my question about a Procedure Code here is there reply. Unfortunately there is no CPT code and it is not covered by insurance.
Actually FDA approved Cefaly recently. This is a first step before a submission to get a code for insurance coverage. The process is long and therefore we cannot expect Cefaly to be covered by insurance before one or two years. Replacement batteries, medically necessary, transcutaneous electrical stimulator, owned by patient. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation T.
The codes I posted are for T. The insurance companies probably are not that anxious to pay for it….. I can see some companies not covering Cefaly because it has only one lead and the codes are for two or four lead devices, but it sounds like some people are getting it covered. I just got my Cefaly Migraine device today, I read the manual then used it.
I am desperate to get rid of my migraines so I let the device go to the maximum level for a 20 minute session. It feels like lots of bee stings, not really painful but uncomfortable. The manual says you will get used to it. It took me about 1 to 2 hours to fell like myself again. I would describe it as kind of a foggy state and you just want to rest. I hope you get some relief from it. Please keep us posted. I need help as I have been trying to find a way to order Cefaly for my husband who has suffered with migraines for most of his life.
They have, within the last 5 years, caused him to become quite debilitated, as he spends most of his time in bed where he gets the most relief. He is also on several pain medications. Where can I order Cefaly for him? He has a prescription from his neurologist. Mary I know how bad migraines can be I will do my best to explain how I got mine.
The web site is http: You go to that site click on buy and you will see the device, click buy and you will be taken to a page where you fill out your mailing info and they will ask you for a prescription. You can scan your prescription into your computer if you have a scanner and send it to http: You can also fax it to , if you have a Office supply store or some type of copy store they can fax it for you, just make sure you have his info on it.
Then you will be asked to pay for it after you fill out that page , they will get your prescription and then mail it to you. It took me about 2 weeks for the whole process. When it gets to the US customs will hold it to make sure it is what the package says and check your prescription. That can hold it up a week, but believe me it is well worth it. There will be a shipping cost of Medicare told me they will cover it and then my medigap insurance said they would cover the rest if medicare covers it.
Your best bet would be to call Medicare directly. I ordered the Cefaly a little over a week ago and sent in a scanned prescription. Does anyone have a phone number I can call from the US? I find this very interesting in that my 9 yo daughter was just prescribed the Cefaly by the pediatric headache specialist at a major medical school. It is available through Costco in the US. Another consideration would be a Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field unit. They are FDA approved for the arthritis pain in the knee as made by Orthocor, but are used for many things in Europe.
I have been using this now for a couple of weeks. Not real clear how often to use use it. It automatically shuts off so you do not have to monitor how long you have it on. This may seem like an odd question but does it matter if you have your eyes open or shut as the sensation is quite different if eyes are open or shut? It seems to be helping but I will hold out to see if it continues to help over time. I hope you continue to find relief with it. Valerie, you can contact the company here: