Daith Piercing – We’ll See

This might have been a mistake. I have thought about having a daith piercing for around two years now, not seriously, but playing with the idea. When my daughter decided she was ready to have her ears pierced I (stupidly) agreed to have mine done too. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence on the internet that suggests daith piercings help with migraine. I have two friends who claim it helped them with their migraines. So, I made an appointment at the closest tattoo shop and felt mildly nauseous until the time arrived. The shop was nice and clean and the girls working there were really sweet. One of my friends who had the piercing done already told me that “It hurt like heck,” which is strong language for her. She was right. It hurt, a lot. There was a lot of pain and a lot of pressure and then more pain. That night as a lie in bed, with a migraine, and my ear on fire I thought to myself “What have I done?” I had a migraine for the next three days. The instant relief that others had claimed was not so instant with me.

Today is my one week anniversary of my daith piercing. I have had three days migraine free and we will see how this day goes. I’m hoping it turns out like my experience with Lasik. In that it will be fantastic, but I would never do it again. I’m writing this to remind myself, that even if this does end up helping my migraines, it wasn’t quick and it “hurt like heck”!


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