Erenumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody specifically designed for the prevention of migraine. Erenumab targets and blocks the Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) receptor, thought to be pivotal in the genesis of migraine. Erenumab is currently being studied in several large global, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials to assess its safety and efficacy in migraine prevention. [from the press release for the ARISE study]
Kerrie has a nice breakdown of the results, which look quite encouraging, but not magical.
October 10, 2016
I get the aura, I take the pill, I lie down. The pain starts, increases, becomes everything. Two hours later it has quieted to a throb that consumes most, but not all, of my attention. The ice pack doesn’t help, … Continue reading
August 22, 2016
Just in case it was not clear, I was joking in my post about wolfsbane for migraine. If you eat wolfsbane, you will die.
August 22, 2016
I lost my mornings for a few months. Mornings are my favourite part of the day – a bit of chill in the air, the light gentle and delicately blue, everything still and quiet. When I get up in the … Continue reading
Fake acupuncture works about as well as real acupuncture for migraine which works as well as or better than standard migraine treatments.
Which is to say, we are utterly shit at treating migraine and at least acupuncture won’t make you gain weight/lose weight/lose the ability to speak/make you suicidal/destroy your digestive system/make you stupid/etc.
Also, if you would like to come and give me fake acupuncture, I will cook you dinner.
Migraine by philippe dagand