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A series of 5 Emgality injectors in front of a calendar.

My 5 Month Emgality Update

Over the summer I was prescribed Emgality by my headache specialist. I want to share how I’ve been doing now that it’s been 5 months on the new medication. I thought my candid experience might help others learn more and weigh their own options, or know that they’re not alone.

About Emgality and similar drugs for migraine

In case you haven’t heard, Emgality is the third of the new migraine drugs to come out in its class. It’s a CGRP (calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor) antagonist. It is administered as a once a month injection. Below the video, I’ll share other recent articles on migraine.com about CGRP blockers.

Other recent articles on CGRP blockers

Do you want to join the discussion? I’d love to see comments below and hear your experience with Emgality, Ajovy, or Aimovig. Or you can go deep in our forums on CGRPs

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Comments

  • SteveIndy
    2 weeks ago

    I have had 3 injections, and have had a similar experience as you have had. It’s the first preventative migraine medication that has ever worked for me.

  • larrye
    2 weeks ago

    Thanks for sharing. Just FYI, I spoke to Lilly this morning. They say that “one month” is 30 days, not 28 days. Now … with that said, that does NOT mean that there can’t be situations (and the woman at Lilly told me of one such case) where the prescribing Dr. insisted on every 28 days … and even mentioned a case where the Dr prescribed the 2nd dose 3 weeks after the first loading dose, and each subsequent dose at 30 day intervals. So individuals can vary. But the manufacturer says 30 days.

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