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Sorry to hear about the Botox failure -- but it's nice to hear about the Ajovy.
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Visited my neurologist today. We agreed that for me Ajovy was working better than Amovig. Over a 90 day trial Ajovy worked slightly better than Amovig. No migraines but a number of minor headaches.

My pharmacist who specializes in getting insurance approvals for customers, commented that both CGRP formulas have similar results. He noted that his customers have reported 80-100% migraine relief from both Ajovy or Amovig. Everyone is slightly different.


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Hi godfrey -- good to hear from you. Just a few minutes ago there was an Amovig ad on TV and I thought of you.
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Hello all and I hope you’re in good health.

I have noticed that the headaches are getting a little more frequent as the months continue on Ajovy. I found some analysis that shows that is not uncommon.

Also, no research that I could find supports my pharmacist’s statement that Aimovig or Ajovy eliminates 80-100% of migraines.

As the numbers start to come in from researchers (that I could find) it appears that more like <15% of users receive 100% migraine relief. The vast majority realized a reduction in headaches as noted below. I was lucky enough to have one really good month. Otherwise I am starting to fall into the average category.

It appears that my body is adjusting to Ajovy and triggers will set off a 2 or 3 day cluster style headache. Only one true migraine aura style headache in three months. Not bad in reality.

Also, the side effect list is growing from the initial statement of redness around the injection site. You can find the list on Google.

My Neurologist commented that many patients are beginning to add on an additional preventative treatment to the CGRP shot. I may add 25mg of Topamax into my daily routine.

Good luck on your search!

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Ajovy can be used to prevent both episodic and chronic migraine headaches. In clinical studies, nearly 48 percent of people with episodic migraine headaches who received Ajovy cut their number of migraine days in at least half. About 41 percent of people with chronic migraine headaches had similar results.

In clinical studies, nearly 48 percent of people with episodic migraine headaches who received Ajovy cut their number of migraine days in at least half. About 41 percent of people with chronic migraine headaches had similar results. In another study, up to 35 percent of people with chronic migraine headaches lessened to episodic migraine headaches after three months of Ajovy treatment.

Episodic migraine (EM) is characterized by those with migraine who have 0 to 14 headache days per month, while chronic migraine (CM) is characterized by 15 or more headache days per month.Nov 15, 2011


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