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How might migraines affect my job and what can I tell my coworkers and boss about my migraines?

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More people are aware of migraines today than in years past, so it’s likely that your boss and co-workers will understand the toll they take on you. Being open about your condition with your supervisor can help resolve many issues that could affect your job performance. Most bosses will understand. On average, migraineurs take about four days off from work a year because of migraine pain.

From: Migraines, Headaches, and Relationships WebMD Medical Reference

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National Headache Foundation press release, "Are Headaches a Family Affair?"

Kathleen Farmer, PsyD, Headache Care Center, Springfield, MO; vice president, Primary Care Network, Springfield.

NOP World/Roper, April 19 - May 14, 2004.

Houle T.  , June 2006.  Headache

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 12, 2018

SOURCES:

National Headache Foundation press release, "Are Headaches a Family Affair?"

Kathleen Farmer, PsyD, Headache Care Center, Springfield, MO; vice president, Primary Care Network, Springfield.

NOP World/Roper, April 19 - May 14, 2004.

Houle T.  , June 2006.  Headache

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 12, 2018

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