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Accepting Disability

...Several of my friends and family members have disabilities. Since I was old enough to understand what “disabled” meant, I’ve always... ago, it never even crossed my mind that I might have a disability. When I started missing a day or two of my full-time internship every couple of weeks...

Flying with a disability

... stairs or walking more than a few feet. In order to travel on an airplane, I made use of the airline’s disability services. Most importantly, I needed.... In fact, a migraine attack disables me far more than an injured knee. Would kind strangers take notice? Would they help me navigate the light rail...

Disability Income Preparation Guide

...This article is for anyone who currently earns a living, but has no clue how your bills would be paid if you became disabled, whether you... are a Migraineur or not. Most of us are oblivious to the basic disability protection laws, the intricacies of private disability insurance and the grueling...

Communicating Pain and Disability

... of migraine on a person’s life? Reporting the disability associated with migraine One potential way to get around this problem is to report the “disability... a migraine? Tell your doctor! There is evidence that doctors are more sympathetic to reports of disability than they are to reports of pain. MIDAS tool...

Migraine Disability Assessment

...The MIDAS (Migraine Disability Assessment) questionnaire was put together to help you measure the impact migraine is having on your patients’...

Disability in Canada (AISH)

...Having a huge problem finding a job that will work with my daily migraines and other issues. Starting to think about taking the plunge and trying to get some help through AISH. I can’t find much helpful info on applying here in Alberta. Search function is not pulling up anything. Should I use...

Disability Status Improves Migraine Health

... improvements occurred after they stopped working. One year after treatment 38% of patients were receiving disability benefits. Nine years later, that number... increased to 61%. Strangely, there was no correlation between frequency of attacks and disability status. Those with Episodic Migraine and those...

Yes, Migraine IS a Disability

...Migraine disease is one of the 20 most disabling medical illnesses in the world and the 12th most disabling disorder in the United States. More than... are as disabling as quadriplegia. (For more migraine statistics, click here.) Why then are we, who suffer from the disease, so often reluctant to acknowledge...

The Emotional Cost of Disability

... improved somewhat, and I can look back at that time as The Worst Year of My Life. I am still grappling with a higher level of disability than I would like..., but I’m able to admit to it now. I did so last week when I asked my headache specialist to sign the form to request a disabled parking permit...

Migraines & Mental Health: Disability

...Migraines & Mental Health: Disability – Introduction While migraine disease itself can be incredibly disabling (the National Headache... by migraine disease they need to seek out disability benefits, such as long term disability or Social Security Disability, also live with a mental health...

Applying for Social Security Disability

...10 Things You Should Know About Chronic Migraines and Applying for Social Security Disability 1. Focus on how your health issues prevent you from... became disabled, the dates you started and ended your employment in those jobs and the tasks you performed in the positions. 6. Brainstorm your answers...

Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

...Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal insurance program for disabled people administered by the Social Security Administration... to disabled adults and children with limited resources. The Social Security Disability (SSD) program pays benefits to disabled people who have worked long...

Migraine and Pregnancy: My Story

...Below I share a video about my experience with migraine and pregnancy and the decisions I made:   Always discuss treatment with your doctor The article by Elizabeth I mention is My Daughter and the Triptan Pregnancy Registry. She explains how she was part of the triptan registry and also some...
Take The Mental Health Survey!

Take The Mental Health Survey!

...Managing symptoms of migraine is difficult enough, but emotional and mental challenges can also arise. Often, people aren’t just coping with one chronic condition, but several, and it can have a negative impact on the mental health of patients and their caregivers. Unfortunately, because the demands...

Dear pharmaceutical companies

...You get blamed when your products fail or cause dangerous side effects. Maligned in the press, you are accused of seeking profits before the welfare of patients. “Big pharma” is a dirty word, spewed out with contempt and derision. What is often overlooked are the countless ways in which your...

Raise awareness for cluster headache

...Today is International Cluster Headache Awareness Day. As you may recall from earlier features, cluster headache is characterized by one-sided, severe, stabbing pain that occurs in clusters. The attacks can be as brief as 15 minutes or as long as 3 hours. Each attack can occur every other day or up...