Migraine Is A Disease, Not Just A Bad Headache. Here’s What It Can Be Like.

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Sponsored by AJOVY® (fremanezumab-vfrm) injection, a prescription medicine used for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults.1

Do not use AJOVY if you are allergic to AJOVY or any of the ingredients in AJOVY.1 For continued important safety information, please see below.

Typically, when you tell people you suffer from migraine, they assume you mean you get bad headaches. They often don’t realize that migraine can dominate your life and take away moments you might otherwise be spending with your friends or family. (Or even just enjoying a little alone time!)

The thing is, migraine isn’t just a bad headache, it’s a disease. It affects more than just one day of your life, it can impact lots of days. As people who suffer from migraine know, it’s worrying when the next attack will hit or worrying if migraine will cause you to miss your kid’s soccer game and leave you in pain and unable to leave the comfort of your bed. As a parent, friend, or family member, you try your best to power through because you want to be there enjoying moments, but it’s not always possible to put life on hold when migraine happens.

Fortunately, there are things that can help. For starters, learning your personal triggers can be a step in the right direction. Things like light, sound, hormones (especially for us ladies), and certain foods can all be part of what may trigger a migraine attack in some people.2

Sleep and quality rest also play a role in migraine,2 although as mothers, we aren’t exactly the best at getting the rest we need (thanks, kids!). Sleeplessness is generally a requirement to being a mom, but if possible, try to keep consistent bed and wake times. And if you figure out how to do that, please let us know too!

There are also medications to help prevent migraine, like AJOVY® (fremanezumab-vfrm) injection, for adults who suffer from migraine. AJOVY may cause allergic reactions, including itching, rash, and hives that can happen within hours and up to 1 month after receiving AJOVY. Call your healthcare provider or get emergency medical help right away if you have any symptoms of an allergic reaction: swelling of your face, mouth, tongue, throat, or if you have trouble breathing. Talk to your doctor about stopping AJOVY if you have an allergic reaction.1

At the end of the day, here at Scary Mommy we know you just want to enjoy the moments in life, like your daughter’s dance recital, that preschool field trip to the zoo, or a date night. AJOVY may offer you more days without migraine.1 With more days without migraine, there’s more room for moments like these.

So next time someone tells you they suffer from migraine, tell them you get it.

With less migraine, find your moments. AJOVY is a prescription medicine used for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults.1 To learn more, talk to your doctor and visit AJOVY.com.

Important Safety Information

Do not use AJOVY if you are allergic to AJOVY or any of the ingredients in AJOVY.

AJOVY may cause allergic reactions, including itching, rash, and hives that can happen within hours and up to 1 month after receiving AJOVY. Call your healthcare provider or get emergency medical help right away if you have any symptoms of an allergic reaction: swelling of your face, mouth, tongue, throat, or if you have trouble breathing. Talk to your doctor about stopping AJOVY if you have an allergic reaction.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, and if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Common side effects of AJOVY include injection site reactions.

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of AJOVY. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.  You are encouraged to report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information about AJOVY, including the Patient Information Leaflet within the full Prescribing Information, please click here.

References

  1. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. AJOVY® (fremanezumab-vfrm) injection Current Prescribing Information. North Wales, PA.
  2. Migraine: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. (2017, November 22). Retrieved June 5, 2019, from https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000709.htm.