My Migraines Threatened my Career

Last updated: February 2013

There was a time when I was suffering from at least 3 migraines a week. I went to a neurologist and was trying different medicines. My doctor offered me a medicine usually used for patients with seizures. He told me it was very important that I not stop the medicine suddenly, because this could cause me to have seizures. I work in customer service, dealing with people in person.

Okay, so what we could not know in advance was that this seizure medicine somehow made me act crazy, so much so that I said something inappropriate to a customer and was sent home from work.

Luckily, I had managers who knew me and believed that if I could slowly wean myself off the medicine I'd be okay. My doctor had come to the conclusion that my migraines were caused by some unusual habits I'd quit, and then continued because of a rebound problem with treatment medicines.

Anyway, I slowly weaned myself off of that medicine, which was a problem for me. Then, fortunately my migraines stopped that ridiculous frequency of occurance.

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