Should You Take Aimovig?

Aimovig™: A Miracle Migraine Treatment or Unnecessary Risk?

The moment I wrote this article, it immediately received big pharma attacks. That’s great!! It seems I stirred the hornets’ nest really big!

My research based academic articles, the actual clinical trials of the drug itself, and the FDA label details, concluded that the drug doesn’t work–only a couple of migraine-free days are gained per month. There are migraineurs on Aimovig who are currently my migraine group to learn how to become migraine free.

For big pharma it is all about the money! Keep that in mind before you jump and spend a lot of money! There is a free treatment that works for all–so far getting close to 5000 migraineurs who no longer suffer migraines. It doesn’t come from medicines. It comes from understanding what migraine is.

Be aware! Help those with migraines see that this drug is not any more magic bullet than any others in the past. it may also cause permanent damage–all listed in the detailed article linked to above so please read and share!

UPDATE

So many migraine sufferers who started takign Aimovig continue to have migraines! They are continuing their other medications as well. This has to be one of the most dangerous situations for migraineurs.

Please share and let them know: this drug is not the miracle it is being sold as.

Its half-life is 28 days! That means that if one gets a horrible adverse effect, it stays for over a month! The adverse reactions are not listed on the FDA label! But they are listed on the supplementary table at the research paper’s website.

Adverse Reactions

Here they are from the research paper: cold, upper respiratory tract infection, ankle fracture, viral gastroenteritis, sepsis, colitis, vestibular neuronitis, backpain, migraine, ovarian cyst, and sinusitis. One person also experienced cerebral venous thrombosis. Over 6% of the people taking it ended up creating antibodies against it (meaning they had an immune response that can either cause an allergic reaction or lead to autoimmune diseases) and some people quit the clinical trial because of adverse effects. None of this is written on the label! Attached is an appendix of their research–see table S3 for adverse effects:

Thanks for your help in helping migraine sufferers around the world!

Comments are welcome as always and are moderated for appropriateness.

Angela

Updated: 8/12/2018 4:47 PM by Angela A Stanton, Ph.D.

About Angela A Stanton, Ph.D.

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist focusing on chronic pain--migraine in particular--, electrolyte homeostasis, nutrition, and genetics. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention and treatment without the use of medicines. As a forever migraineur from childhood, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic variations of all voltage gated channels that modulate electrolytes and voltage in the brain, insulin and glucose transporters, and several other related variants, such as the MTHFR variants of the B vitamin methylation process and many others. Migraineurs are glucose sensitive and should avoid eating carbs as much as possible. She is working on the hypothesis that migraine is a metabolic disease. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and her research and findings after treating over 4000 migraineurs successfully world wide, all ages and both genders, she published the 2nd (extended) edition of her migraine book "Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: Complete Guide: How To Treat & Prevent Migraines Without Medications". The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraine cause, development, treatment and prevention, incorporating all there is to know. It includes a long section with for medical and research professionals. The book is full of academic citations (over 800) to authenticate the statements she makes to be followed up by those interested and to spark further research interest. It is a "Complete Guide", published on September 29, 2017. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in NeuroEconomics at Claremont Graduate University, and fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers, and is currently studying Functional Medicine. Dr. Stanton is an avid sports fan, currently enamored by resistance training and weight lifting, which she does three times a week with a private trainer. For relaxation (yeah.. about a half minute each day) Dr. Stanton paints and photographs. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook
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