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Old 07-13-2019, 04:19 PM  
BlueMoon1950
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Originally Posted by godfrey19 View Post
Blue,

You might want to try Aimovig 140mg to see if it knocks out the rest of the migraines. It made a difference for me. I believe the price is the same as the 70mg injection. I did not have any side effects from 140mg.

As for the 30 day cycle, you are correct. Around 27 days I can feel the headaches starting to flare up. Some people take a shot every 4 weeks.

Not sure about the reorder program in Canada. In the US I did not qualify for free shots under Medicare. However, my Neurologist gives me some samples when I visit. Also, I petitioned my insurance company for a discount since none of the preventative medicines worked that well. I pay $240 per injection.

Good luck!

Dan
Hi Dan ~ Thank you for the helpful suggestion about going up to 140 mg. Glad for you that you found relief at that mg *smiles*. I'll ask about increasing the mg if I can ever get in to see my headache specialist. It's been a year and I can't seem to get an appointment with him. I did write him and he said he has no openings until Fall, which will make it over a year since I last saw him. Unfortunately he's the only headache specialist in my area. He did say he won't increase my mg up to 140 mg due to my age and the lack of studies on those over 65.

I did apply for, I think, the Bridge Program or the other program thru AIMOVIG and once approved, they are sending me the shots free. I filled out the application from the AIMOVIG website, had my neurologist fax in the needed information and within three weeks I was approved. I am even on Medicare, which I know won't pay for it, neither will my insurance company. So, I have to rely upon AIMOVIG for now. Hoping their campaign doesn't end or I'm back to weekly migraine.

Be sure to look up the application online, download it and get your neurologist fill it out and fax it in to get you off his samples.

Best,

Blue
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