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Nerve Stimulator-Imposed Restrictions

After I had my stimulator about a year, Medtronic began publishing Living Well, a newsletter about the company's implanted stimulation devices and drug delivery systems. According to the newsletter's nerve stimulation FAQs, these activities might be harmful: using an electric blanket, skiing,...

Just Another Lab Rat: My Experience With an Occipital Nerve Stimulator

I've never felt more like a guinea pig than I did when I had my occipital nerve stimulator implanted almost 10 years ago. Read about the experience, and my thoughts about it all these years later, in Migraine & "The Box" -- Feeling Like a Guinea Pig With an Occipital Nerve Stimulator on...

Update on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Device Availability

Cerena, the transcranial magnetic stimulation device that the FDA approved in December, is a prototype that will not be made commercially available. Instead, eNeura Therapeutics, the company that created the Cerena, is working on a smaller, more portable, and easier-to-use device, which they...

FDA Approves Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Device for Migraine

Exciting news! The FDA announced yesterday that transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has received their approval for marketing. After at least eight years of the news media touting TMS as a promising non-invasive migraine treatment, many patients have been eagerly awaiting this announcement. The...

Surgery for Migraine and Headache: Does it Work?

Nerve stimulation, nasal surgery/septum repair, cutting muscles in the forehead and PFO closure are the surgeries commonly mentioned as headache treatments. A lot of press coverage doesn't necessarily equal efficacy. They are all still in early phases of clinical trials. Recent opinions I've come...