Aimovig.

“Aimovig.” A drug developed just for migraine disease, the very first preventative: “Aim.” “Vig” = Vigor, what we will have more of, even if improvement is only 10-20%. Generic name: erenumab. Drug company: Amgen / Novartis, who are not paying me. Side effects: possible injection site irritation and constipation. Have you looked at the side…

Lesions & Lessons (or: Life Sucks and Then You Go Back To Bed)

Today has been a Very Bad Day. It started with a terrible headache, pulsating in rhythm with the twitching of my left eye, which has been happening recently upon the acquisition of an ugly, painful, stigmata-like wound on my corresponding temple. Starting as an odd, tiny bump, it increased in size and noticeability as I…

Black Hole Sun

My latest preventative medication attempt was Lamictal. It is an anti-seizure medication used very successfully for bipolar disorder. It has also been used for migraine prevention, off-label of course. I have taken it before, but couldn’t remember any specific side effects or why I stopped taking it. The usual problem for me from this type…