If you’re in my fb beauty group, you know that I’ve been talking about getting my daith pierced for months now. I’ve been getting regular headaches that frequently turn into migraines for years now. When I was pregnant with Monroe, I got them just about every single day. While they’ve backed off a bit, they’re still a pretty regular occurrence in my life.
I’ve heard so many stories of a daith piercing helping with migraines; kind of like permanent acupuncture. And while I found no scientific evidence to support these claims, I figured it was worth a shot. If it works YAY and if not, at least I have a cute new piercing, right?
I’ve posted about this in my beauty group multiple times asking for opinions and personal experiences. There were a few that had it done with no relief, some that had it done just on one side and their migraines migrated to the other side, and some that said theirs stopped entirely. In fact, one of my best friends has been getting weekly migraines since she was 7 years old and hasn’t had a single one since she got hers pierced a few months ago.
I decided to go for it because, again, what did I have to lose? I’ve had it pierced for almost a month now and haven’t had a single headache or migraine since. 4 weeks isn’t a lot of time but going from at least 2 or 3 a week to none is an accomplishment in my book.
Placebo effect? Maybe? But as long as they’re gone, I don’t care how or why.
I asked you guys if you had any questions about the whole process and here’s what y’all sent me.
Q: Did it hurt?
A: Well, it’s a needle going through a small, awkward, hard to reach area of cartilage…YES! haha. But, honestly, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be and I do not do well with pain.
Q: What was the healing process like?
A: Really the healing was worse than the actual piercing. It’s just really sore for a few weeks. And the earring they have to use is pretty large to accommodate for the swelling, so anytime you have an ear itch you’re bound to hit the ring…which hurts.
Q: Has it actually worked?
A: So far so good, but I’ll keep you posted as more time passes.
Q: How much did it cost?
A: It was $40
Q: How long do you have to wait before you can change the earring?
A: Until it is fully healed! They say about 6 weeks!
Q:How do you clean it?
A: H2Ocean has been my BEST FRIEND! The salt spray also helps it heal faster!!!
Have any other questions? Drop them in the comments below and I’ll be sure to answer them and even add them to this post! Have you had it done? What were your results? I’d love to hear about your experience!