Posts tagged “Drugs”

Botox is not a treatment for anxiety and depression and do not fucking tell me to meditate my migraine away

People act like I get migraines because I’m pissed off and sad and don’t exercise enough, but I actually am pissed off and sad and don’t exercise enough because I get too many fucking migraines. The framing of research on migraine co-morbidities kills me. People with migraine, especially chronic migraine, tend to have a bunch […]

Erenumab in Phase III clinical trials for episodic migraine

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. […]

This is the drug that works

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, but it’s comforting. This is the drug that works. It feels like there’s a knife […]

Stolen Mornings

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 morning, I make my bed and walk straight out the door to say hello to […]

A reminder of why I sound really bitter about pharma sometimes

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, […]