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Member Perspective: Working From Home With Migraine

Posted on June 13, 2022
Article written by
Elizabeth Wartella, M.P.H.

Over the past few years, many more people have had the experience of working from home. Some people who live with migraine have embraced working from home as a practical option to work flexible hours around their migraine attacks. However, working from home often involves looking at a computer screen. If screen time and bright lights are a known migraine trigger for you, be sure to take breaks and pay attention to any early migraine symptoms.

Watch as Natalie D’angelo, a member of MyMigraineTeam and head of partner solutions at MyHealthTeam, talks about working from home with migraine. “Some of the advantages of working from home are that you get more time back for yourself when, for example, you have to go to appointments or you have to go into a dark room because you're having a migraine,” she says. “It just makes you feel a little more comfortable.”

If you’re willing, talk to your manager or someone from your employer’s human resources department about your migraine symptoms and how they affect your work. They may be able to work with you on a solution to balance working full-time and managing your migraines.

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MyMigraineTeam is the social network for people with migraine and their loved ones. On MyMigraineTeam, more than 76,000 members come together to ask questions, give advice, and share their stories with others who understand life with migraine.

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Elizabeth Wartella, M.P.H. is an Associate Editor at MyHealthTeam. She holds a Master's in Public Health from Columbia University and is passionate about spreading accurate, evidence-based health information. Learn more about her here.

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