Daith Piercing: 30 Days (and beyond)

Let me let you in on a little secret. I was trying to keep a diary of my headaches/symptoms/no headaches, etc, but I totally forgot after a week. So, I’m doing a post without a daily breakdown like I had planned on doing. 

I’ve had my daith piercings for roughly 6 weeks now. They are not giving me any trouble. My left one appears as though it’s completely healed, and although the right one still get “crusty” and “gross”, I clean it a couple times a day with Bactine and it seems great too. 

And now, for what you really wanna hear.

Have I had any headaches? 

The short answer: No. 

The longer answer: In the six weeks since getting my daith piercings done, I’ve had one headache. One. No migraines. The one headache I’ve had lasted a couple hours and then went away. 

Okay, but how often did I used to have headaches and migraines? 

I used to have daily headaches, and migraines 3-4 times a week that consisted of:

  • Intense pain in my head and neck – it always felt tense and like I couldn’t turn my head one way or the other without pain. 
  • “lines” in front of my face. Some might call this an “aura”, but I seriously saw lines. 
  • Light sensitivity 

I was, six weeks ago and before that, taking Excedrin Migraine and Ibuprofen daily. Daily. Every single day. I haven’t used any over the counter meds since having the piercing done. 

Okay, but will it work for you? 

This is not a “cure-all” method. It worked for me. It’s continuing to be amazing. I’ve had 4 friends get in done since I’ve had mine done and while they’re not all symptom free like I am, they are having less headaches and migraines. One friend, like me, was having headaches daily and migraines 3-4 times a week and has had one bad headache since getting hers done 5 weeks ago. 

Is it just a placebo effect?

I’ve had a few people ask me this and I wanted to laugh in their face, let me be honest. YOU CANNOT – AND WILL NOT – PLACEBO EFFECT AWAY A MIGRAINE. If you have ever had a migraine, you know how ridiculous this statement is. The daith is simply a pressure point that is supposed to help with migraines/headaches. 

Should you get this done? And if so, where?

If you are a chronic headache or migraine sufferer, I would definitely say to try this. It’s  worth a shot – the worst that could happen is that it doesn’t work, and then you take the piercings out. 

Unfortunately, this is not a piercing you can get done in the mall or at a piercing pagoda. This needs to be done at a tattoo or piercing parlor. 

I’m so excited about the success of these piercings that I just want to shout it from the rooftops. I tell everyone about this – and I’ll continue to! 

So long, headaches. Don’t let the door hit ya on the way out.