I am Canadian but I assume the numbers in ratio to population are similar. I can say that days are missed in my work from migraines. I have daily migraines so I do work with migraines. But there are also times when the migraine pain levels are unbearable, there is insane nausea and vomiting or … Continue reading Migraines and missing work #MHAM
How to survive a migraine at work article goes into seven tips such a 1)React: take medication ASAP 2)Adapt: minimize light and sound 3)Prioritize: identify crucial tasks to focus on and reschedule rest 4)Hydrate 5)Eat 6)Recover: ease back into work 7) Prevent: plan for elimination. I think this is grand advice for an episodic migraineur, … Continue reading How to survive migraines at work? Really?
Migraine Awareness Month #9 Mama Mia: Money Money Money: How does living with Migraine or another Headache Disorder impact your financial situation? It has impacted my career. It impacted my productivity when I work. Impacted my ability to sustain work. Greatly unfortunately because it greatly affects my capacity to work. There was a time … Continue reading How does living with Migraine or another Headache Disorder impact your financial situation?
Everyone knows there is a stigma associated with chronic pain. It sucks but we have to deal with it. For example, my employer told me that other staff members had been complaining about my sick days, which in the particular case she sited that staff member was not. I was understandably hurt when my boss … Continue reading The stigma of migraines: I saw it from someone else today
I know in the past my workplace has been downright illegal when dealing with me and my disability, which was obviously compounding stress for me and a real drag that they could not compromise and did not want to help motivate me in different methods of coping with a disability in the workplace. They did … Continue reading Working with migraine: discrimination
What I like about working is that I have a purpose, which makes me feel like I am at least accomplishing something. I also like the distraction, it is easier not to focus on existing pain or think about future pain when you are forced to play all nice with others. I am a … Continue reading Working with migraine: Walking backwards