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Have you experienced side effects from Ajovy?

  • By dollarslice

    I started Ajovy twelve days ago and have had only one definite side effect, which probably falls under the “injection site reactions” they list. There was a little swelling/warmth around the injection sites (I did the three-month version which means you get three shots). And on the leg where I got two of the three shots, if I stand for more than twenty minutes or so, a big patch of the leg (around the injection sites, which were about eight inches apart) goes totally numb until I move around/walk/sit. I would recommend spreading the shots out more if you are getting the triple shot since I had no problems with the leg that only got one shot. (I guess it’s possible that the needle hit a nerve or something… who knows.)

    I also had one thing that might be a side effect but I’m not sure… a few days after the injection I got a pretty decent sunburn, which surprised me since it’s October and I live in NYC. I was outdoors for less than two hours all day and I wasn’t consistently in the sun. So I think there’s a possibility that the medicine is having an effect of sun sensitivity. Not 100% sure it was the meds since it was a sunny day and I am very fair. Something to keep an eye on, anyway.

    Certainly a lot less side effects than other meds I’ve had – I tend to be someone who gets all the side effects. I had a list of 15 side effects from topamax before I gave up on it…

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  • By my2thursdayboys

    I took my first injection Friday. I have been winded, sleeping non stop and had chest pain, severe migraine, dizziness upon standing and sitting upright. Went to urgent care, EKG showing PVC’s and bradycardia. I am a former heart patient – had an ablation 30 years ago, never have had bradycardia.

    I hope this doesn’t last 30 days. I am to follow up with my neurologist and see a cardiologist.

    I also had slight itching at the injection sight for about an hour. Minor.

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