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A green and blue abstract visualization of a migraine

Miss Migraine: Believe black women’s pain

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A few weeks ago, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported a story about a black woman incarcerated in Pennsylvania who died after years of painful migraines. Kynesha Grant had been taking Topomax, which didn’t work. She requested a CT scan, but her...

Zonegran 25mg pills

Miss Migraine: No more Zonegran

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post originally appeared on my blog of the same name on September 21, 2012. Before Aimovig, before Prozac, before even Neurontin…. I took Zonegran, a powerful anti-seizure drug. It helped, a little, but also caused me...

Miss Migraine: Aimovig is working!

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. I started taking Aimovig, the first drug to ever be FDA approved for treating migraine (and not something else), back in November. I’ve taken three doses, and am due for my fourth in two weeks. The first month I noticed...

Aimovig box and injector pen.

Miss Migraine tries Aimovig!

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. Back in the spring, I wrote about my excitement over Aimovig, the first FDA-approved pharmaceutical treatment developed specifically to prevent migraine. (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette even interviewed me about it!) In October, my health insurance provider approved my doctor’s request for...