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How Much Work Do You Miss On Average From You Migraines? Or How Do You Cope At Work?

How Much Work Do You Miss On Average From You Migraines? Or How Do You Cope At Work?

I get anywhere from 14-19 migraines or headaches a month. I have FMLA through my job, my doctor gives me 2 days a month with each episode lasting up to 3 days each. If I'm not taking a day off, and I push through it going to medical doesn't feel like an option for me. I can only stay in there for 45 minutes. It's hard to deal sometimes.

posted January 29, 2017
A MyMigraineTeam Member

I had to stop working and go on disability. I read that migraines where the number one reason for medical disability..

posted February 26, 2017
A MyMigraineTeam Member

I also had to get on disability3 years ago because of my migraines.

posted October 10, 2017
A MyMigraineTeam Member

I have 20 to 25 migraines a month and miss a ton of work and the company i work for is to small to have fmla. Im barely surving even though i see a neurologist who specializes in migraines. I have tried botox, aimovig, can't afford to pay my AFCA insurance, car insurance, food, etc. Also have to see a psychiatrist for anxiety and depression. I wanna try disability but i know how hard it is to get in Texas. I really would just rather work and be better. Im only 43 and I feel hopeless.

posted March 19, 2019
A MyMigraineTeam Member

@A MyMigraineTeam Member so the Botox was working well for you? My previous neurologist mentioned it then he told me that it wouldn't help me 😔 I was really wanting to give it a go. I hope you start feeling better, I definitely understand your pain and stress. What is the ADA paperwork?

posted January 30, 2017
A MyMigraineTeam Member

I had to go on disability because I couldn't be reliable anymore.I have migraines so often and it seems like they are lasting longer.

posted April 6, 2018

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