Saturday 14 October 2023

Health Update.

Hi Friends

I figured I better give you a health update, its now been just over 3 months since I started the Ajovy self-injections, I noticed a difference about 2 weeks after doing the first one.

The injections I have, have to be kept in a fridge until the day you are to do the injection, its recommended that you take it out of the fridge approximately 30 minutes prior to injecting, however, some people take it out before then, I myself find taking it out at lunch time and then doing the injection at around 4pm to be good.

Below are the screen shots of my migraine buddy diary beginning 1 January 2023 until today the 14 October 2023 and as you can see, the Ajovy is definitely helping.

If you dont know what Ajovy is, here's a little technical information.

Ajovy is a anti-CGRP medication, CGRP is calcitonin gene-related peptide, when you have a migraine your brain produces CGRPs and these make the blood vessels in your brain widen, which in turn then causes the pain associated with an attack, the Ajovy binds to the CGRPs so that they cannot bind with the receptors in our brains. Ajovy is also known as fremanezumab. As you can see from the diagram, if Ajovy had not worked I could still try the other CGRP medications as they all work in slightly different ways.

Last pic is a diagram of how the anti-CGRPs work.

In March 2023 I did have my regular botox for migraine but as you can see I didnt respond as well as previous sessions.

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