Health and Wellness,  Migraines

My Yearlong Journey on Aimovig

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In October 2018, I signed up for the Bridge to Commercial Coverage program for Aimovig. It offered twelve free doses until my insurance carrier approved. My neurologist started me off with one 70mg dose. The program even offered a nurse to come to my home to help me with the injection. Even though I’m a wimp when it comes to shots, it wasn’t that bad.

I also continued with yoga, acupuncture, and meditation, something that had already been reducing my migraines from 15 a month to 6.

That first month, I didn’t notice much difference. But by the second dose in November, my migraines reduced from 6 to 2.

My last migraine on record was November 27, 2018. After that, they disappeared completely. It was a miracle. Since I started getting migraines eight years ago, this was my first ray of hope.

My neurologist was amazed. He said most of his patients reported a significant decrease in the number of migraine days, but I was one of the few who actually had no migraines at all.

Fast forward to October 2019.

I continued to be migraine free but I started noticing things. I didn’t connect it with Aimovig. Not at first.

For more, check out my post at where I discuss the side effects of Aimovig. I’m stopping the medication and my migraine-free future is hanging in the balance.