I don't think I've seen anything about this magnetic therapy for migraine on this site. Has anyone used it? If not, it's basically a magnetic charge delivered to the back of the head using a (very heavy) but portable machine. (If you're interested, there is info on it on the Internet).
I'd had Botox three times in 2014 which enabled me to reduce my intake of Zomig from around 20 a month to four or fewer, which has been very beneficial. I'm still prone to headaches but always try other things first now - food, water, paracetamol and quite often they just go off on their own (either early on or after about 10 - 12 hours of fairly bearable pain) - thus proving I guess, that I had been assuming my "normal" headaches were migraines and treating them unnecessarily.
However, I've recently been diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer that I'd been in remission from since 2008 and in discussion with my Neurologist concluded I didn't really want to zap my body with any more poisons on top of weekly chemo.
He prescribed SpringTMS and I duly received the kit on a 3 month free trial. I'm about 2/3 through the first month. The nurse from the supplier/manufacturer advising me (by phone) suggested I use it prophylactically for a month, which basically means 4 magnetic pulses in the morning and 4 in the evening. I've tried to keep to this but sometimes haven't managed it. It's actually quite a loud bang just behind your ears, which isn't great if it does coincide with a migraine (or even a headache). It doesn't seem to be making any difference to the headaches, except that when I have had a bad head lately, the pain has really been focussed at the base of my skull, right where I'm zapping! It certainly hasn't made the pain diminish or disappear.
So this is a cross between a post, describing my own experience and a question, wondering if anyone else has any longer term experience of using this equipment. If it works, it can be supplied via the NHS, otherwise I believe it's £450 for 3 months, which I can't afford.