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Migraine accounts for roughly 60% of all neurological disability and, thanks to its clinical nature and high prevalence, more disability than depression, diabetes, asthma and osteoarthritis.
We find ourselves in the midst of a second revolution, this time involving migraine prevention rather than the acute treatment of migraine.
Erenumab (Aimovig) is the first designer drug for migraine since Glaxo’s injectable Imitrex was released almost three decades ago.
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, a migraine attack just will not respond to the therapies you self-administer. At such times the only alternative to suffering at home may be a visit to a healthcare facility for help.
Headaches are a way of life for me, and I’ve learned to live with them. I’ve been on every migraine medication there is, but nothing has worked. The only relief I get is from Lortab. I don’t like the way it makes me feel, but at least I can function. My doctor will only prescribe 30 Lortab pills a month.
On any given day, Dr. Krymchantowski can be found caring for headache patients in his clinic in Ipanema or piloting a helicopter on a mission to rescue wounded police officers in his native city, Rio de Janeiro.
Ligia was born in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala and has lived in the United States since 1994. She has painted her entire life. She holds a degree in graphic design and has mastered a variety of art forms, including oil, watercolor, acrylic and collage.