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If I can't take medication or prefer not to, what other options can help prevent migraines?

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If you can't take medication or prefer not to, there’s also a device you and your doctor could consider. It's called Cefaly, and it’s the first FDA-approved machine that prevents migraines in people over 18. Worn around your forehead, this portable headband-like device gives out electrical impulses. These stimulate a nerve connected with migraines. You’ll feel a tingling sensation and should use it once a day for 20 minutes.

SOURCES:  American Academy of Neurology: "Evidence-Based Guidelines for Migraine Headache."  George R. Nissan, DO, director of research, Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago. News release, FDA.





Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 28, 2018

SOURCES:  American Academy of Neurology: "Evidence-Based Guidelines for Migraine Headache."  George R. Nissan, DO, director of research, Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago. News release, FDA.





Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 28, 2018

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