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Can you miss work for a migraine?
Last Updated: 29th June, 2020
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Similarly one may ask, can you call in sick for a migraine?
Migraines have replaced dodgy curriesandout-of-date seafood as the top excuse for people callinginsick, according to research. This pressure ongenuinemigraine victims means that more than one inten giveanother illness as their reason for taking a dayoff.
Also, should I stay home if I have a headache? You may need to stay home a day or twowhileyou're most contagious and feel the worst. If youhave aheadache and can't handle noise or light, you mayhave amigraine and shouldn't be at work.
Also to know is, how do I get out of work with a migraine?
Here are tips:
- Drink more water. Dehydration is a common migrainetrigger.
- Limit caffeine. It's dehydrating and acts as a diuretic.
- Avoid salty foods. You'll have to drink even more to make upforit.
- Call for back-up.
- Don't let yourself get hungry.
- Dim triggers.
- Check your set-up.
- Curb job stress.
Are migraine headaches considered a disability?
It's quite difficult to get SocialSecurityDisability benefits for chronicmigraines,considered by some to be a neurologicaldisorder. Mostheadaches are not severe enough, or frequentenough, toprevent a person from working, but some migrainescan be sodebilitating that sufferers are not able towork.