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Lisa’s Nerve Stimulator Experience

My friend Lisa and I met through a headache forum. At the time, she also had a nerve stimulator, so we e-mailed back and forth and finally met in person when I was in her part of the country for Thanksgiving. Her experience with the nerve stimulator has been, quite simply, hell. Lisa has had CDH...

A Willing Guinea Pig

Desperation makes ignoring pitfalls easy. Choosing a treatment without much clinical research to back it up or expose its shortcomings, like nerve stimulation, shouldn't be done lightly. The downsides that aren't covered in the media? Just as the body tends to "outsmart" meds after a while, a...

A Nerve Stimulatoree’s Positive Experience

My feelings about nerve stimulation has obviously changed over time and I have often wished that I wrote about the process as I went along. Mary Gustafson, a journalist in her mid-20s, has done exactly that on her blog That Headache Girl. Mary, who is insightful and hilarious, describes the...

Nerve Stimulator Heartbreak

Being helpless in the face of illness is like window shopping. You're looking through the glass at all the possibilities for an effective treatment. Every time you start to walk through the door, thinking you've found what will provide relief, the metal grate slams down at your feet. You can...

SpringTMS Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Migraine Gets FDA Approval

SpringTMS, the first transcranial magnetic stimulation device for migraine that will be available to patients, has received FDA approval. Details are still sparse, but I've written up what I can find in SpringTMS Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Device for Migraine Receives FDA Approval on...