So, I did write about this device awhile ago and I wondered how long it would take to be approved by the FDA in the U.S. Well, they just approved it.
The FDA said in a statement:
“The user positions the device in the center of the forehead, just above the eyes, using a self-adhesive electrode,” the agency explained. “The device applies an electric current to the skin and underlying body tissues to stimulate branches of the trigeminal nerve, which has been associated with migraine headaches.”
“This device is a promising step forward in treating migraine headaches, as it addresses an important part of what we believe triggers and maintains a migraine attack,” said Dr. Myrna Cardiel, a clinical associate professor of neurology at NYU Langone Medical Center and NYU School of Medicine in New York City.
Now, I am looking online right now, there are a few places to purchase it,one needed a prescription. The best thing to do would be to talk to your doctor about it. I have no idea, since it is so new, if it will be covered under insurance.
Since it is newly approved in the U.S. I imagine supplies will run low. I plan on getting one, I will be talking to my doctor. These are not cheap, they run from $250-349. Now, there are also Elecotrloads sold in packs of 3 for about $25.00.According to one of the sites that sells them, celafy.us each Electrode lasts 20 times, it adheres the device to your forehead.
Here is the link on the FDA approval.
I am posting two links that sell them, just to give you the information, the first does not require a prescription, the second one does. Keep in mind, I am sure there are more sites.