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Lost Job Because Of Migraine?

Lost Job Because Of Migraine?

Hey guys. I realize I haven't been on in forever and a day, but I have a question. Have any of you been fired because of your migraines? Have you been able to take any actions against the employer for not accommodating your requests during a migraine? I had a weird and stupid occurrence, and I haven't been able to snap out of the depression/anxiety/panic because of it. I was hired for a position that I loved and was VERY qualified for. They allowed me flexibility to go into a dark room or home… read more

A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

I'm sorry this is happening to you, but it makes me feel better that someone else experiences the aphasia too. I'm now getting tinnitus, vertigo, and I smell smoke...faintly. When people say "just a headache", I wish I could give them my worst migraine experience from prodrome all the way to postdrome. It is a full body experience and exhausting. The job I was let go from, at my home office were super understanding. In fact this very quiet and timid engineer set up a migraine zone for me with dimmer lights and a fan. That about made me cry. But I do understand the panic of a new boss. One of my past jobs, the business I worked for was sold to a guy that tried to get me fired...twice. I know this because the owner of my work place at the time told me about the calls. I used words in my sentences that are inappropriate to use with someone who is in a management position. Even when the words were in a conversation towards a manager from a different business. The words were: unacceptable and denied. Too Army drill Sargeant I guess.

posted 24 days ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

Sorry that this happened to you. I hate the anxiety that comes with migraines. I hate the depression. I too find myself in tears. My mom seems to be my worst critic which is very hurtful. She recently had a liver and kidney transplant last May. So when my migraines linger on. She can get nasty and start comparing it to her ailments. I didnt think it was a competition. But It’s hurtful especially when its coming from someone i love. It makes me feel like i am being insenitive. But i hate having to walk around with medicine. Being laughed out when i said Merry Halloween. Because words dont come out right because of migraines or medicine. I go out with friends and am the driver and drink hot tea. And we can only go out to lunch bc my migraines typically strike at 3-4pm. So while i dont have an answer for you. I do feel your pain of throwing up for 14 hours until falling asleep and the migraine ends. Then waking up and my legs barely able to hold me up. Half my face paralyzed and words not coming out right. And my hearring is going now too! But, i found a job with an understanding manager and great co-workers who can see a migraine coming in my eyes. Or when the fire alarm light start blinking gets me out of there and sends me home. However, i have a new manager. So a bit nervous now. Sorry this is so long just wanted to let you know you arent alone with the anxiety and not remembering what goes on during an attack. Hope this gets sorted and hope you feel better soon.

posted 25 days ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

From what I've read the EEOC has to ok it? About 97 % of EEOC screened ADA cases win. They even have a dollar amount range. But the EEOC is government run, so I will have been waiting for about 6 months. I need a job. I need to learn to buck up.

posted 25 days ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

Talk to your doctor and get proof that you have a history of migraines. Get an attorney. This should fall under the American Disabilities Act. Fight for your rights on this. They are in the wrong.

posted 25 days ago
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