One Year After Last Ajovy Shot
Last updated: November 2022
Will I finally find relief?
After several years of research, I found the CGRP medicine and waited until it was FDA-approved. I signed up for free trial samples, but was skittish about being a human guinea pig. Then I finally accepted 3 Ajovy shots over the correct time span recommended by pharma professionals. I found it had side effects that my doctor refused to admit.
Too happy, too soon
Then in 2021, I stopped having code red migraines. I thought, 'finally', I have grown too old to have these anymore. I was too happy even to tell my friends.
Several weeks ago I started getting a few hot flashes (which I never had post-menopausal) and then the return of the code red migraine.
Setting me back
I really do not know what to think, I am not a scientist. Nor can I afford $1,000 a month for the CGRP injectables. I tried taking my generic Naratriptan and it did nothing. So, not only has the bar been moved, but way, way back.
Where I am currently
I have had many gastrointestinal issues in the last decade that I attribute to my migraine meds. I eat a very healthy Mediterranean diet with no processed foods since my diagnosis in the 1980s.
Yes, that makes me a 77-year-old migraineur. Since a terrible one yesterday, I can barely walk steadily today.
After seeing dozens of neurologists, I am not prepared to hunt for a new one. I am sorry to be the bad news bear, but I truly feel for any of you suffering from this debilitating condition.
Have others downplayed your migraine pain?