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Old 04-01-2019, 09:33 PM   #1
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On my second shot. Checking to see if there’s anybody out there taking Aimovig?
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Old 04-02-2019, 12:27 PM   #2
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As background I’ve been suffering from migraines for 54 years. Generally 4-5 migraines per month followed by clusters. Tried a number of preventative meds. Topamax reduced symptoms by 25%. Migraine diet helped another 25%, i.e. no tyramine diet. Very difficult. Still lived in migraine fear.

Aimovig, though expensive, has brought the migraines down to one per month. Note that I tried Ajovy first, then Aimovig. I still get light normal headaches sometimes. No big deal. Both work on the same CHRP protein though thru a different path.

Insurance would not cover Ajovy but did give a 50% break on Aimovig.
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Old 04-04-2019, 02:16 PM   #3
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Migraines are still gone. Side effects are noted as:

Injection site redness

Constipation

Cramps

Here’s what I have found:

No injection site redness. Yes, some constipation. Maybe some cramps in my feet. Not sure Aimovig
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Old 04-06-2019, 11:37 PM   #4
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Migraines are still under control. Important to mention that I am still taking Topamax 100mg and on my no-tyramine diet. I’ve relaxed a little on the cheese part successfully. I can now take a multi-vitamin without getting sick. So Aimovig is a successful add-on drug at this point. Not a replacement!

I do feel some light headaches start if I stay on the computer too long, for example, but they go away if I relax.

Still no real side effects from Aimovig. The ones mentioned before have ceased.
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:58 PM   #5
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Thanks for the views! Headache/cluster/migraine people all have their stories.

Aimovig is still working. I continue to have dull headaches due to sinuses or other muscular/skeletal issues. Generally resolved without migraine meds. No bad headaches.

Still take Topamax. Working for me.

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Old Yesterday, 09:00 PM   #6
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Visited the Neurologist to review my progress. No migraines. I have had light headaches that are minor. No meds required and they go away in a couple hours. We agreed that they didn’t qualify as migraines. We decided to cut back on topamax to 50mg and stay on the no-tyramine diet. Take care!

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