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Had to leave work. . .again.

Do you ever feel like you are “making the whole thing up”? Or that it is “all in your head” (no pun intended).

Today isn’t a pain day, just pressure & the inability to focus & comprehend, a bit of tingling in my face & hands. I got new medicine-Cambria. I used it once for migraine pain & it actually worked so I tried it at work today even though I had no pain to speak of.. Went & sat in a dark relatively quiet room for an hour & a half. Didn’t really feel different but decided to try to work. Still not comprehending so I told my boss I was going home & even though he knew what was going on he asked “why?” I feel like a child whose parent is questioning you about being sick.

I talked with my neurologist about this last week because even on”good” days I feel like I have lost some of my cognitive ability since March when I had my first migraine that included this type of aura. I am going for a neuro psych test but I can’t get in until October so in the mean time I worry every day that I am going to have an “episode” as I call them & I worry I am going to lose my job. I’m just soo frustrated & find myself crying because of it.

So now I’m off to my dark room to hopefully sleep thru it. We’re supposed to put in an offer on a new house tonight.

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  • Katie M. Golden moderator
    5 years ago

    You could be experiencing cognitive issues during your attack. Below is info on a study that shows many people have this issue with Migraine.

    I hope that your employer remains sympathetic. Until you get a better handle on the Migraines, you should make yourself aware of the legal rights you have to work during your illness and also other ways to protect your income. Understanding sooner rather than later can really make a difference.

    And good luck with your house hunting!

  • woody
    5 years ago

    I would think as long as you seek reasonable medical help it would be extremely negligent of your boss to try and sack you!
    I also get treated like some sort of liar at work. My medication is really hit and miss as to weather it works for my migraine or not 🙁

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