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My Amovig Experience

I have suffered with migraine for over 25 years. I tried everything and nothing works. When the new class CGRP‘s came out I was hopefully optimistic as I usually am with any new thing I try. I started Amovig 5 months ago. My insurance doesn’t cover it and it cost over $800 per shot but I was lucky to get on a program and when I received my first shot delivery I actually cried. For the first couple of months, I was taking 70 mg and it didn’t work at all, in fact, my headaches got worse. I was so disappointed, to say the least. My doctor upped the dose to 140 mg and since I’ve been doing this it is helped a lot more. The constipation problem is REAL, but since I started the 140 mg for some reason it has gotten better. I’m not sure if they’ve now added something into the shot to help with this problem. I am now going onto my third shot of 140 mg and I’m hoping it will continue to work as it’s cut my headaches down from about 25 per month to about 10 per month and I’ll take anything I can get! Now all I have to worry about is when the program runs out and I can’t afford the medicine that helps me to be half a normal person…

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Comments

  • Allyson.Ellis moderator
    3 months ago

    Hi wendyinconstantpain, thank you for sharing your experience with the community. I hear how much you endure living with migraine. I am so glad your current Aimovig dose is helping to reduce your number of migraine days! Hopefully with the evidence of benefit to you, your insurance will reconsider providing coverage for this medication after the program expires. Please keep us posted on how you are managing. Wishing you a gentle day. ~Allyson (Migraine.com team)

  • Shelley66
    3 months ago

    I just took my first Aimovig injection on 11/27/19, I have had 7 migraine days, so my doctor is increasing the dose. My insurance also denied paying for this drug. I started having migraines when I was about 7 years old. My doctor has signed me up for a program also to get me some help with these injections, I’m really hoping that with the increased dosage that it will decrease my migraine days. I’m not giving up hope.

  • Allyson.Ellis moderator
    3 months ago

    Shelley66, I hear how much you have endured with migraine in your life. My fingers are crossed that Aimovig will begin to offer you some much-needed relief for your symptoms. I’m glad you are holding on to hope! Please check back and let us know how you are feeling, particularly with the increased dosage. Wishing you a gentle day. ~Allyson (Migraine.com team)

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