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How do migraines affect the workplace?

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About 157 million workdays are lost each year in the U.S. because of migraine. Nine out of 10 people with it say they "can't function normally" on days that they strike.

From: Migraine in the Workplace WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Job Accommodation Network:  "Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Migraine Headaches."

National Headache Foundation: "Statistics from the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study," "Migraine."

American Migraine Foundation: "What to do When a Migraine Comes Out of Nowhere and You Are at Work."

Migraine Research Foundation: "Migraine Triggers."

Mayo Clinic: "Migraine: Symptoms and causes," "Headaches: Reduce stress to prevent the pain."

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on January 19, 2018

SOURCES:

Job Accommodation Network:  "Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Migraine Headaches."

National Headache Foundation: "Statistics from the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study," "Migraine."

American Migraine Foundation: "What to do When a Migraine Comes Out of Nowhere and You Are at Work."

Migraine Research Foundation: "Migraine Triggers."

Mayo Clinic: "Migraine: Symptoms and causes," "Headaches: Reduce stress to prevent the pain."

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on January 19, 2018

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