The New Migraine Preventive Drug–What You Need to Know

Aimovig™ (Erenumab) for Migraine Prevention.

Should You or Should You Not?

Below you find my description of what this new drug does and how and several comments from migraine sufferers that are worthy to read. All of this comes from my public person Facebook page, so you can find it all here. I copy-pasted the discussion as it is at this moment.

After reading this, you will see why you should tell all your friends to stop informing you of this new drug and leave you alone. This drug is not for you.

You Should Not

Angela A Stanton PhD

There is a new drug—not new, for providers this has been center focus on the back of every journal of neurology and I was asked about this last year at the AAAS conference where I presented to geneticists about migraine if I knew of this drug. The news is that now it appears in newspapers and is promoted like the best new cupcake on the shelf. And because it is brand name, and your doctor will earn money for prescribing it, get ready for the onslaught of doctors pushing you on it.

It is a monthly injection: CGRP inhibitor. Here is what I already wrote to several migraineurs who emailed me about what it is:

It is a CGRP blocker: it blocks a peptide that is a vasodilator (reduces blood pressure) and it functions in the transmission of nociception, where CGRP is a receptor for voltage dependent calcium channels. Now think back to what Topamax, Gabapentin, & Pregabalin (typical drugs that migraineurs passionately hate) do…

What this drug does: it blocks the same channels but for a month in one shot.

It is a once-a-month shot, so if you got messed up from one shot, you are in agony for a month and cannot stop it… it is also brain degenerative the same way as Topamax is, because functionally it is it’s equivalent.

Migraineurs have a hyper sensitive (hyper sensory) brain that needs to use these channels more often to keep up with the much extra stimuli; thus the migraine-brain needs higher electrolyte mineral density to cope with the hyper sensory sensitivity. This drug blocks the coping mechanism and is a “dumbing down” action drug. It causes permanent changes because it blocks neuronal communication and increases blood pressure for a month without a chance to break it if it harmed you–and harm it will because it stops your nerves, both centrally and peripherally, from being able to operate their voltage dependent calcium channels! It is a systemic voltage dependent calcium channel blocker so all brain and body functions that drugs like Topamax mess up, will be messed up.

If you want to fully understand what migraine is, read my book “Fighting the Migraine Epidemic: A Complete Guide” and learn why I would give a $million to NOT get this drug into my body (and I am a migraineur).

So please don’t ask me about this new migraine drug (or any other drug) ever!

Migraine is 100% preventable without a single medicine in your life. It is a metabolic disease, just like type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, IBS, and many more, caused by your body’s inability to digest the foods you eat without harm. It is preventable by changing your lifestyle. Thousands have already gone through my protocol and are migraine free. If you want to see some proof, visit my wall of testimonials at read them for yourself.

Please share this to migraine sufferers so they know that there is a free (both money-free and drug-free) alternative that works for life without any side effects.


Melissa Styffe Schweitzer I was just thinking this morning after hearing that it is being released soon that 6 months ago I was in bed on disability and hoping that they would release the drug soon so I could go back to my life! Since all the articles I had read made it sound like a miracle drug.
If someone had told me that when the drug came out I would be pain-free, off all medications and not even a tiny bit interested in taking it just by changing my diet I would have never believed them!!! Thank you Angela Stanton for giving me my life back 

Angela Stanton Wow what an awesome testimonial for the working of the protocol and for your commitment and trust Melissa! ❤ Thank you for trusting me. ❤❤

Kristin Elizabeth IngramYesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!! So happy to see this Melissa!!!! ❤❤❤

Laura Riley I was actually supposed to go on a clinical trial for this drug starting last week, I got dropped from the trial as I haven’t had enough migraines, this is all thanks to the Stanton migraine protocol!! Looks like it’s saved me from more unwanted drugs in my system 👍

Angela Stanton Congrats for being dropped Laura!! Now this is a special case. Lol. ❤

Michelle Speer Thank you so much for the explanation! Wish I understood it all better. People are coming out of the woodwork telling me about this and it’s frustrating because I’ve already told them that what I’m doing is working.

Michelle Speer Sorry this might be a dumb question, you say it is a vasodilator (reduces blood pressure), then later that it increases blood pressure for a month, just a typo?

Angela Stanton Michelle there is never a dumb question. The CGRP receptor is a vasodilator but this drug “inhibits” (blocks) that action, thereby it causes a lack of vasodilation and that’s vasoconstriction, which increases blood pressure.

The reason for this is logical actually: migraineurs have very low blood pressure (when not in pain) and often benefit from caffeine, which is a vasoconstrictor. However, the reason why they benefit from increased blood pressure by vasoconstriction is because their blood volume is low.

Low blood volume means they are dehydrated. Some migraineurs drink no water at all so they are very dehydrated when they join my protocol. The first thing I do is ask every person to start hydrating and I give a formula to calculate how much water they need and they need to take salt with water. So by drinking enough and taking salt to increase electrolyte mineral density, this vasoconstriction is not needed at all.

Rodney Marks The even scarier part of this drug is the cost, $10000/year. So even if you wanted to try it, who can afford it. Stick with Angela.

Angela Stanton Wow Rodney. That is huge. I hope no one goes on this monster drug. It is a horrific one and can cause major problems. But, if someone is willing to take this risk, and pay this much, instead of simply changing their diets, then there is nothing I can do but catch them when they want to quit and are damaged either temporarily (if they are lucky) or permanently (if they are unlucky)

Comments, as usual, are welcomed and are monitored for appropriateness.


About Angela A Stanton, Ph.D.

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist focusing on chronic pain--migraine in particular--physiology, electrolyte homeostasis, nutrition, and genetics. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention and treatment without the use of medicine. As a forever migraineur from childhood, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic variations of all voltage dependent channels, gates, and pumps that modulate electrolyte mineral density and voltage in the brain. In addition, insulin and glucose transporters, and several other variants, such as MTHFR variants of B vitamin methylation process and many others that are different in the case of a migraineur from the general population. Migraineurs are glucose sensitive (carbohydrate intolerant) and should avoid eating carbs as much as possible. She is working on her hypothesis that migraine is a metabolic disease. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and her helping over 4000 migraineurs successfully prevent their migraines world wide, all ages and both genders, and all types of migraines, she published the 2nd (extended) edition of her migraine book "Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: Complete Guide: How To Treat & Prevent Migraines Without Medications". The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraine cause, development, and prevention, incorporating all there is to know. It includes a long section with for medical and research professionals. The book is full of academic citations (over 800) to authenticate the statements she makes to be followed up by those interested and to spark further research interest. It is a "Complete Guide", published on September 29, 2017. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in NeuroEconomics at Claremont Graduate University, fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers, certification in LCHF/ketogenic diet from NN (Nutrition Network), currently working on her certification in physiology, and functional medicine. Dr. Stanton is an avid sports fan, currently power weight lifting and kickboxing. For relaxation (yeah.. about a half minute each day), she paints and photographs and loves to spend time with her family of husband of 44 years, 2 sons and their wives, and 2 granddaughters. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook, LinkedIn at and facebook at
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3 Responses to The New Migraine Preventive Drug–What You Need to Know

  1. Karen Beck says:

    Can amovig make you “hyper” excuse my word choice? That’s how I feel after 3 weeks into 1st injection. If possible please respond asap, next shot coming today & I’m leaving to go out of country tomorrow. Also waiting for return call from my neurologist. Thank you.

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