Aimovig is one of the brand spanking new migraine preventatives out there that blogs CGRP proteins in the brain. he research suggests targeting calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), a protein that helps with triggering, sending, and heightening sensitivity to the migraine pain, can help improve migraine intensity and frequency in migraineurs when blocked. CGRP is released … Continue reading The hope of Aimovig for migraine prevention- First dose
I watched the vertigo and dizziness lecture on the Migraine Summit. (I believe you can still watch this particular one today but it will be closing soon as they only stay open a day after) And it was fascinating. After listening to it I can be fairly certain this issue I have is vestibular migraine … Continue reading Game plan: Migraines
I have posted about the CGRP blocking medication research in the past: CGRP: New frontiers in migraine prevention "CGRP targeted treatment is the first migraine preventative for migraines ever. Ever. The research suggests targeting calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), a protein that helps with triggering, sending, and heightening sensitivity to the migraine pain, can help improve migraine … Continue reading Aimovig (erenumab) for migraine
OnabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX) was shown to have better results with chronic migraine people who (in recent study published in the European Journal of Neurology): Have unilateral pain vs bilateral pain. Fewer disabilities days per month Milder headache Started 12 months of symptom onset So, not, not, not, not me I guess. The study involved 725 … Continue reading Migraine Botox study
So I have done my research on botox and it isn't as impressive as one thinks for chronic migraines. Not when you have migraines every day, in any event. This is no 50% reduction we are looking at. Not to say that some people do not have awesome results, just not on average. This quote … Continue reading 2nd round of Botox for migraine
Discussion with Dr. Goadsby about new migraine research and treatments both preventatively and acutely on the horizon.