To ask if anyone has had any luck with a tragus(sp?) piercing for migraines?

(27 Posts)
WhereTheFuckIsMyFuckingCoat Fri 25-Nov-16 06:20:23

Just that really. I get terrible migraines. I know what most of my triggers are and can generally avoid them, but since chemo they can be unexpected. I'm pretty pierced and tattooed anyway so it wouldn't make much difference to how I look (and judgemental fuckers don't bother me much anyway), but I've heard of quite a lot of people whose migraines have been relieved by tragus piercing, and even acupuncture in the same spot.

I'm getting desperate, can anyone give me any good anecdotes of their migraines magically disappearing?

HelenaWay Fri 25-Nov-16 06:24:17

I think it's a daith piercing that's meant to help with migraines, not tragus.

TheGoodEnoughWife Fri 25-Nov-16 06:25:31

I thought a daith piercing was recommended for migraines?

I have both a tragus and a daith and can say daith was more painful but I don't get migraines so can't comment on effectiveness.

longdiling Fri 25-Nov-16 06:26:43

Following out of interest because I've been getting more lately. I did see an article that debunked it but can't remember where. Someone I know was telling me it worked for their boyfriend though.

WhereTheFuckIsMyFuckingCoat Fri 25-Nov-16 06:27:12

Ah, sorry, I've mixed up my piercings blush. I mean the one on the piece of cartilage half way down your ear at the front, close to your cheek bone.

WhereTheFuckIsMyFuckingCoat Fri 25-Nov-16 06:30:03

Sorry again! Just googled daith and tragus and realised they're very close in proximity but it's the daith that's supposed to help.

TheMaddHugger Fri 25-Nov-16 06:30:48

www.blog.migrainepal.com/blog/2015/11/17/daith-ear-piercing-for-migraines

TheMaddHugger Fri 25-Nov-16 06:36:56

Pretty.

I have a tragus, but now think I need this too smile

FauxFox Fri 25-Nov-16 06:41:33

A friend who suffered constant migraines recently had the daith piercing and so far it really seems to have worked wonders - give it a try you've nothing to lose!

Chottie Fri 25-Nov-16 06:51:48

I have a friend who has had a recent daith piercing because of migraines and touch wood, so far it has really made a difference.

WhereTheFuckIsMyFuckingCoat Fri 25-Nov-16 07:39:11

I think I'd try anything. Thank you for the link, I'll read it now.

Emumac Fri 25-Nov-16 07:52:01

I have mine pierced as I suffered horrendous migraines, got them weekly at their worst and I lived on medication! its definitely worked for me. It's not a complete cure but I've only had 1 severe one since my piercing, which I had done over a year ago.

FlibbertigibbetArmadillo Fri 25-Nov-16 08:32:09

I clicked to say it's not tragus as I got that as a teenager and I still suffer from migraines. grin I Might look into a daith one. I doubt it works but it's a fairly low risk thing so might as well

Lumpylumperson Fri 25-Nov-16 08:35:48

I have a daith piercing. It hurt more than I expected and the healing is a bummer. Very slow, bumps and lots of cleaning etc. It's a couple of months old now and just when I think it's sorted it'll flare up again.

That said I love it. My migraines seem to have reduced a bit but I think I'll see if that's still the case in a few months.

Mightymum12 Fri 25-Nov-16 09:04:02

Try acupuncture. It really helps!

BeyondTheHarpy Fri 25-Nov-16 09:23:16

It's a pretty piercing, get one if you want one. But migraine-wise, it's probably nothing more than a placebo effect

www.snopes.com/daith-piercing-migraines

Note3 Fri 25-Nov-16 09:56:15

I have seen some comments where ppl said it helped for a few months then migraine frequency increased again. I think it's like any things where what works for one may or may not work for you.

I feel your pain as I get a migraine on average once a week. Unfortunately I've not worked out triggers and can't take the triptan meds as am BFing so I have to get through the day until husband finishes work then go straight to bed

theredlion Fri 25-Nov-16 10:04:26

I got a daith piercing for my migraines. I love the piercing but it did...nothing at all to reduce my migraines. That said I do know people who have said it worked for them.

Jonsnowsghost Fri 25-Nov-16 10:07:49

I've got one too, I've noticed that I definitely have less migraines than I did before but I don't know if it could be a placebo effect. I love the piercing anyway so even if it didn't work I still like it!

ditavonteesed Fri 25-Nov-16 10:09:55

I ahve my daith pierced about 4 months ago and haven;t had a full on mifgraine since, I have had the start of them when you feel all woozy but they don;t develop. wonderful thing and pretty too, I got a lovely little heart.

RhodaBorrocks Fri 25-Nov-16 10:17:23

I'm seriously considering getting one of these. Loving hearing all your experiences!

AlistairSim Fri 25-Nov-16 10:17:38

I'm following this this great interest as I've been thinking about getting one myself. I figure I have nothing to lose , except hopefully a few migraines, but the healing puts me off a bit.

Jonsnowsghost Fri 25-Nov-16 10:33:32

I had mine done in Feb and I do sometimes have issues with it, it's not fully healed yet but it's such a thick piece of cartilage that it will probably take about a year to fully heal. I do also get the starting woozy feeling but i take sone paracetamol and it goes away quicker. I used to get them about once a week so it is a massive improvment, even if it is a placebo I don't care! It was my first piercing and now have 3 more...they're addictive!

ExhaustedandScatterBrained Fri 25-Nov-16 10:36:50

I suffered migraines for 20+ years. I was taking amitriptyline as a preventative, i was still getting them 6 months into taking the medication and got the daith piercing. This was before they started saying about them helping migraines. I have not had a migraine since and had to stop taking my meds after a further 6 months due to pregnancy. That was 2 years ago, im still migraine free, whether its coincidence or not I'll never know, im just glad to be free of them. They were starting to affect my work, and i couldn't take the numbness in my face and arm anymore.

If you like piercings anyway then I'd go for it, you have nothing to lose but a nice piercing to gain.

Ohb0llocks Fri 25-Nov-16 11:39:48

I have one, bloody hurt!

Still get occasional migraines but not as frequent and not as bad.

I'd just get it done, anything is worth a try!

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