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Exams with migrane

I randomly started having migraines around 6 months ago and typically have around 2 a week with each lasting 1-3 days. I’m growing concerned about some very serious exams I have coming up. When i have a migraine i can barely see out of my right eye, have severe nausea, muscle cramps, poor coordination and brain fog. Obviously I would not be able to sit the exams during an attack and was wondering if anyone else has been in the same situation? My medication (pizotifen, cyclizine and sumatriptan) don’t seem to work and with the frequency of my migranes i am almost guaranteed to miss some exams. I have no clue what to do as i 100% need the qualifications. Has anyone had experience with some sort of medical exemption or anything? Thanks

  1. Hi @chaz0566, while you're waiting for feedback from the community, I thought I'd share this list of articles which talks about migraine and school: https://migraine.com/search?s=medical%20exemption%20for%20school. The first on the list offers a form your doctor can fill out for your professors, Imigraine.com/migraines-in-children-and-teens/forms-for-children. I hope that helps a bit. -Warmly, Donna (team member)

    1. hey there. As Donna mentioned, there is a form for your doctor to fill out. I am not sure what your college policies are, but most professors will comply with a doctor's order. I am not sure from test exemptions, but perhaps extended time. I know in my college courses, each syllabus discusses any medical or health concerns to be communicated with the professor and school. I am sorry that you are going through this. I hope the form helps. Hugs, Shayla (Migraine.com, Team Member)

      1. Does your school have a disability services office? They might be able to help you and your professor come to a reasonable solution. Maybe you could agree to take the exam within 48 hours of the scheduled time, provided someone at the school health center vouches for you, or something like that. Keep us posted! -Melissa, migraine.com team

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