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Advice for going back to work?

Hello all,

I suffer episodic migraines which get worse around Autumn/Spring, had a really bad cluster this September and had to go off work 2 weeks, then just happened to have 2 weeks holiday. Now I'm going back I'm not sure how much to push myself - I had a migraine last night so called in sick today, I probably could have pushed through but didn't want to trigger another one. Usually there's no question I'd just call in sick but as they've been more frequent I might have to bite the bullet at some point as I don't want to lose more money/sickness rack up against me. Any advice? Do you find pushing through makes it worse? Thank you

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I unfortunately had to go on disability because I was missing way to much work due to migraines and because of another health problem I have. My boss almost fired me because of my health conditions and I quit before she could. Tried one more job and I ended up with migraines every single day, I thought I was going to die.

I hope things get better for you.


To answer your question, pushing yourself too much, especially during migraines, can and likely will make them worse.


Thank you for your reply, that sounds so tough, I really hope your condition improved x


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