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Ajovy: Have you tried it? Share your experience here.

  1. Started with a three month dose twelve days ago. I'm cautiously optimistic... haven't had a migraine yet. But it isn't that unusual for me to go a couple weeks without one. I get around 8-10 days a month and they tend to come in clumps. I had seven days in a row with the last day being the day I started Ajovy, so I was due for a break.

    However, my brain feels absolutely the same. Still photophobic all the time, still feel "migrainey" sometimes and I have to avoid triggers, etc. When I first tried topamax it cured my photophobia and made me feel like I couldn't get a migraine even if I stared at strobe lights all day. I don't get that feeling with Ajovy, I just feel normal (for me). But I guess it's still early since the drug doesn't kick in right away.

    Anyway, hoping to hear from someone else on this drug. I feel like a guinea pig since I can't find anyone online or offline who is on it!

    1. I started Ajovy in December using the monthly injection. I find that the shot seems to diffuse the migraine pain. I suffer from daily migraine and they wax and wane depending on the weather and what my stimuli are at the moment. It has not stopped the migraine pain, but they are more manageable then before the shot. I am also on Botox so the combo may prove to be more beneficial over time I'm hoping. The only side effect I've noticed is some itchiness in my extremities but nothing terrible. These CGRP drugs are still really new so over time we will find out more about how to optimize the therapy.

    2. I started Ajovy in December using the monthly injection. I find that the shot seems to diffuse the migraine pain. I suffer from daily migraine and they wax and wane depending on the weather and what my stimuli are at the moment. It has not stopped the migraine pain, but they are more manageable then before the shot. I am also on Botox so the combo may prove to be more beneficial over time I'm hoping. The only side effect I've noticed is some itchiness in my extremities but nothing terrible. These CGRP drugs are still really new so over time we will find out more about how to optimize the therapy.

  2. Hello
    I got my 1st injection a week ago Friday, do 8 days ago. I got my period this past cpuple of days, and per usual I am having horrible migraines. In fact, this particular cycle I have had a non stop migraine for 3 days, at what i consider to be 8-10/10 level. I hope it isn't the ajovy. I have yet to find out when the ad is supposed to actually kick in. I also get botox injections every 3 months and after round 2 it seemed effective but now at round 4 not at all. I am feeling pretty desperate and sick of being this debilated. Praying ajovy works but so far nothing or it is making them even worse!

    1. If you have tried or been prescribed Ajovy you may be eligible for a paid research opportunity. To learn more about it, click here. - https://bit.ly/2zxHwj5

      Good luck & please continue to share your experience with Ajovy! -Joanna

      1. Gave myself my first injection of Ajovy on 11/27/18. Helped my chronic neck pain and has helped with migraines also. Have had migraine but pain not as severe in head or neck so difficult to tell when to take Zomig. Have just gone to bed and slept and pain was not as bad. Have had side effects of nausea, constipation and severe bloating since. Increasing in severity. Hope it doesn't last all month. Not sure I will do a second injection of it does continue all the time.

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