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Update on my Daith Piercing

March 1, 2020

Today's post is a little different than normal. If you have followed me for awhile you know I suffer from migraines. I have ever since I was a little girl. They have got worse as I've gotten older. Luckily, I did not have them as frequent during my pregnancy but right after I delivered Easton they were back to normal. 

On average I get 3-4 migraines a week. Yes, you heard that right. I have learned to live with it. Trust me I have tried everything to make them better and for me the ONLY thing that will ever take one away is my presciption medicine (imitrex, I actually take the generic version), a dark room, sleep, no noise and tons of water.

About a year ago someone had mentioned the "daith" piercing to me. I kind of forgot about it but a month ago I posted about having a migraine and one of my friends messaged me and said. "girl go get your daith pierced!" I was in so much pain and said screw it, let's see if this works. 

I went to Body Jewel in Westerville and it was super clean, nice and they were quick. I'm not going to lie to you it freaking hurt like hell. It was more like I felt a ton of pressure but the needle was huge. It was crazy though because when I went in I had a migraine and as soon as she pierced my daith, it didn't take it away but I felt 100x better. 

As soon as I came home and told you guys I did it, I got a ton of questions and messages asking about details. I wanted to give it a month before I reported back to you guys. It has officially been a month and I'm so excited to report back GOOD NEWS! 

I went from having 3-4 a week to 1-2! AND one week in February I only had 1! This piercing has truly been the biggest blessing. Having migraines is so debilitating and I am so grateful they have decreased. 

Q & A

Q- What is a daith piercing?

A- It goes through the second cartilage shelf at the top inside of your ear. 

Q- How long does it take to heal?  

A- I am a month out and it is still sore but they told me I can sleep on it after 2 weeks. You can also use a travel pillow if you need to sleep on that side! I heard it takes 6-9 months to fully heal. 

Q- How do you take care of it?

A- I have a sterile saline spray I spray on it about 2-3x a day! Get the spray if you can it's super convenient. 

Q- Why is this known as the "migraine" piercing?

A- The daith is a pressure point associated with digestive organs on that part of your ear. The belief is that wearing an earring constantly in your daith will give constant compression to that pressure point and can relieve pain. While there are not any medical studies I could find, many people have had success with it, like me! 

While I don't think I will ever be able to get rid of my migraines completely, this piercing has done wonders for me! If you get it, make sure to tag me on Instagram stories so I can see.  I hope this helps! xo

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