Medication

Why I am stopping Aimovig

2019-04-02 19:58 #0 by: Evelina

I started Aimovig a little over two months ago. It is a self-administered shot that is taken once a month.  So far, I have had zero side effects, which is great. However, I haven't noticed much relief for my migraines. Aimovig is supposed to work almost immediately. 

There was a lot of hype for this new treatment, so I guess I got my hopes up. 

But the numbers of migraines I have had since starting the treatment has increased actually. It hasn't been as bad as a few years ago when I didn't have any treatment, but for me, Aimovig doesn't work as well as the Botox has worked. 

So I am going to switch back in a couple of weeks! 

Have you tried Aimovig? How was your experience with the treatment?

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2019-06-19 20:49 #1 by: Evelina

Just an update. I talked to be doctor after the initial two months, and we increased the dosage from 70mg to 140mg once a month, which seems to help a lot! So Im guessing Ive been on it since around the beginning of february.

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