On February 24th, 2017 I went to get my Daith pierced with my best friend. When I walked in, the first thing the piercer said to me was, “They don’t help with migraines, you know that right?”
I was very discouraged, but I know through most of my research that people have had tremendous success with daith piercings… and even if it’s a placebo effect, it’ll still work… right?
So, I decided to try it.
For those of you who don’t know, this is your daith:
And yes, it hurt. But it wasn’t your average doctor-giving-you-a-shot kind of hurt, it was more of like an extremely uncomfortable pain. I heard the tools, and felt the piercing going through the cartilage. As the piercer moved it around, THAT hurt.
It still hurts.
The first couple of days I was fine, my friend cleaned it out for me and nothing hurt. Then yesterday, it was sore ALL day. I didn’t help things, because I kept messing with it trying to clean it.
But now it’s only sore when I move the piercing itself, and that’s normal.
I clean it twice a day, with antibacterial soap and water. There are several methods to clean it, but here is what I’ve found the most successful:
I take a Q-Tip and wet it, (after washing my hands) and clean over top of the piercing. Then I take a cotton round, wet it, add soap, and dab it on top of the piercing for around a minute or so. Then I rinse it and go back in with a wet Q-Tip to pick out any excess crust/blood.
I’m not going to lie, it still hurts when I clean it, and it probably will for awhile.
Now, what about headaches?
That’s why I got the daith piercing in the first place! I’ve actually had one headache since I got it, and I was pretty surprised.
I got a tension headache, which normally quickly turns into a migraine. I FELT the daith working, fighting against my headache. Eventually (with the help of Goody’s and Dr. Pepper) the headache went away.
In my opinion, so far, the daith does kind of work. It didn’t eliminate the headache, but it kept it from blowing up against me.
I’m for this 100%, and I’m excited to see if it continues to help in the future.
If you have any questions, tweet me! @rosecafletic
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