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?
Apparently that day I was in tears at work, in so much pain and so much despair, because my boss cut me to the wick with that phone conversation I had gone into work. Feeling like I had no choice, which severely depressed me, feeling trapped in my pain and no options. That is bad … Continue reading Stigma: I can’t believe what I heard at work today
This story begins with a migraine, as most of my stories do on this blog. It is a status migraine... a battle that has been ongoing since Monday. Monday it began, it was treated and I functioned. Tuesday I woke up with it, it was killer, I was late to work and suffered all day … Continue reading Working with migraine: I had one hell of a bad day