Migraine Awareness Month

As we near the end of Migraine Awareness Month, I have started 2 new medications; Ubrelvy and today, Aimovig. I have had a registered nurse who works as a case worker with Blue Shield of California take me under her wing and become an advocate for me and help me find as many possible solutions to ridding these monstrous migraines.

And as of today, I will find out in 72 hours if I qualify for the Goldberg Migraine Program at UCLA, all thanks to my sweet new advocate with my health insurance company.

On this day I have had a grand total of 34 migraines in the last 55 days and I am ready for some relief, as I'm sure most of you fellow migraineurs are as well!

I'm thankful because the three times I've taken my new abortive medication Ubrelvy, upon getting a migraine, it has stopped it in its track. However, I have had 2 back to back migraines despite using Ubrelvy. But, just thankful to rid the pain for the remainder of the day once I've taken it and with only a little sleepiness as a side effect!

Today was the first time I have taken Aimovig and actually shared this experience and was surprised with how easy and painless it was. I literally didn't feel a thing, and thought the needle was broken, ha ha ha! From the angle I was at, I couldn't see the yellow canister moving up and not until I actually looked at it, did I see that it was completely yellow, and ha worked! And obviously after I saw the teeny little dot where the needle went in. Gosh. Here's that clip.

Pretty funny though, right? The makers of these little pens have come a long way and I appreciate how tiny the needles are!

But getting back to the Goldberg Migraine Program at UCLA, if you feel like you may qualify or not, it may be worth checking out because anything is worth trying to rid our pain.

I'm sorry for the short post, but I am catching up on all of the work I missed from my migraines this weekend. We celebrated my pup's 12th birthday party with a Zoom party Saturday and I literally passed out right after for 4 hours, then woke up with a little headache that just got progressively worse, and then I got another one on Sunday afternoon. So today is catch up day while I am pain free, despite the slight case of brain fog and exhaustion.

I will add to this when I can this week!


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