Migraine Pharmacy Network—Patient FAQs
What is the Migraine Pharmacy Network? The Migraine Pharmacy Network (MPN) is a network of trained community pharmacists who provide enhanced support to patients diagnosed with migraine headaches. This network has been designed in collaboration with leading Canadian Headache Specialists, Clinical Pharmacists and Specialized Family…
Suvexx™ – a new combination product for acute migraine treatment
What is Suvexx? Suvexx is a combination of two commonly used acute migraine medications in a single tablet: sumatriptan 85 mg and naproxen sodium 500 mg. This product has been available in the U.S. for many years under the brand name Treximet. Combining a triptan…
An Introduction to Project: Your Voice
One of Migraine Canada’s goals is to provide support to those with migraine by sharing information and combating stigma. One of the ways to accomplish this goal is by amplifying the voices of the migraine community to provide insight into what living with migraine is truly like. “Your Voice”, led by…
Tips for Athletes with Migraine
Whether you’re a professional athlete or play sports casually, migraines can affect your ability to participate in athletics. Being aware of how to manage your symptoms and prevent migraine attacks are key to limiting the effect of migraines on your athletic commitments. Here are a…
Travelling tips when you live with migraine
Are you in the midst of planning a trip and concerned about how migraines will affect your travels? We’ve put together this list of commonly asked questions and answers to help you. Is travelling a bad idea if I get migraines? The answer to this…
A case demonstrating how a combination of Botox and erenumab can improve person’s quality of life: research from a Quebec team
Both Botox and CGRP antibodies can be effective for Chronic Migraine. Still, 50 to 50% of patients do not get this response for Botox or CGRP antibodies. What if a combination was used? A team from Quebec City reports on a 52 years-old woman suffering…
Can travelling to a higher altitude trigger migraine attacks?
For some people with migraine, the answer seems to be yes. In people who climbed a mountain in Colorado (4,300 metres high), people with a history of migraine were 2.5 times more likely to develop a headache than those who did not have migraine. They were…
Combining Botox and a CGRP antibody: should it be covered by insurance companies?
It has come to the attention of Migraine Canada that many insurance companies are now refusing to cover the combination of Botox and a CGRP monoclonal antibody (BTX + CGRP MAB). Currently available CGRP monoclonal antibodies are erenumab (Aimovig) and galcanezumab (Emgality). Fremanezumab (Ajovy) is…
Tips to keep your mental health for physicians…and everyone else!
Inspired from a document by the Psychiatrist Association of Quebec distributed to physicians. But hey, other people can benefit from good advice too! Living during COVID-19 is not easy. Depending on a person’s character, COVID related stressors, confinement settings, and other factors, different feelings can…
Ajovy (fremanezumab) approved by Health Canada
As of April 9th, Health Canada has approved Ajovy for use in Canada. This is great news for people living with migraine! ** ALWAYS discuss with your health care provider when making decisions about medications. What is Ajovy? Ajovy is a monoclonal antibody targeting CGRP….
CGRP antibody access and coverage in Canada in April 2020
CGRP antibodies are a new class of migraine preventives. (See this post). These drugs are more expensive than oral preventives. The cost charged to a patient includes the cost of the medication AND the pharmacy fees (variable from one pharmacy to the other). There are…
THE MIGRAINE TREE
- ACUTE TREATMENTS
- DEVICES AND NEUROMULATIOIN
- PREVENTIVE TREATMENTS
- PROCEDURES AND INJECTIONS
- SELF-CARE AND LIFESTYLE
- SOCIAL LIFE