By sassybee Latest Activity January 13, 2012 at 1:29 pm Views 2,242 Replies 7 Likes 3


Why is it that migraines do not qualify as a disability? I can get a migraine for days at a time and it is hard for me to work under these circumstances! Am I the only person who has bad migraines and fine it almost impossible to work or hold a job. They do not understand why I won't be able to come into work because I woke up with a severe headache and vomiting! I think the law should change on this immediately!

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  • SherylH
    SherylH February 28, 2012 at 1:47 pm   

    I absolutely agree with you and the law. I've suffered with migraines now for 16yrs. They've got progressively worse and more frequent as I've got older. Mine are linked to my hormones and every month I get one during the 5 day period leading up to and during my period. I sometimes can get them in the middle of my cycle too when ovulating. They are totally debilitating and have an impact on every aspect of my life. What ever I am due to do ceases to be. Obviously the knock on affect at work is devastating because I get very little understanding from employers and I am constantly under the sickness monitoring disciplinary procedure. I hate this illness because of how much it affects others. I have to constantly let people down. Does anyone else feel like this????

  • SleepHeals
    SleepHeals March 11, 2012 at 8:02 pm   

    I posted this on another discussion but would like you to read this too as i can relate. I am 20 years old now and had chronic migraine pain since 12yrs old. Im so glad to see other sufferers post on here because it lets me know that one day i will find someone unlike my family, friends, or coworkers that can actually understand. They say its all in my head and think im lazy or antisocial for sleeping all day in the dark. Sleep is my only relief. I recently got accepted into the university I wanted to transfer to. im afraid these disabling head pains will cause my grades to go down as they caused me to miss so many days at work also.
    I am currently seeing a neurologist and taking preventative medicines but If there is anything i would love to have it would be someone to talk to frequently who truly understands how a migraine feels and would also like to talk to someone who gets it. Please reply, i wouldn't wish this pain on anyone and I truly wish the best for you in your quest for relief.

  • Zoey36
    Zoey36 December 4, 2012 at 5:39 pm   

    I completely understand your pain! I have the same migraine pain going on 4 years now. You ate not alone. I am here if you ever want to talk. I have been on numerous meds-preventative and abortive once the migraine starts-really no relief. I always say the same thing-I wouldn't wish this on anyone-not even my worst enemy!! I hate it-can't stand it anymore. I've been in and out of the hospital and to numerous neurologist-not sure if I've actually found one to help me or not. I'll let you know. I am always here if you need to talk (or vent) lol— Zoey

  • SleepHeals
    SleepHeals March 11, 2012 at 8:04 pm   

    My email is glittergirl1124@aol.comEmail Small if you would like to talk or just reply here.

  • kiz91
    kiz91 February 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm   

    Sorry what is ssdi again. ? As I wouldnt mind looking it up I'm forever having one off work because of the horrible things iv had my migraines since I was two and I'm constantly back and forth from the doctors and hospitals due to them and nothing they can do for me :(

  • weezer62
    weezer62 February 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm   

    it takes alot to do it but it is possible im on ssdi for mine.ive had the same migraine since may 2,2007 and i was put in hospital and the hospital noticed i didnt have insurance so they helped me apply.the first time i was denied cuz i wasnt suicidal and i re-applied and had a lawyer this time.i had been in an out of hospitals ,seen neuros,took sleep disorder test(have sleep apnea),did experimental drugs while in hospital,i seen a spine dr and had nerve tree burnt,went to mayo clinic in folrida,and now im on 28 pills a daybut i have my ssdi.my migraine in called an intractable-migraine with sleep apnea and thromboisis. i worked at the time my migraine started ,i worked in a warehouse operating big machines that pulled full pallets out of the racks.i would be in bathroom throwing up 1/2 the time i wa at work.but i was only a temp so i didnt get sick time or insurance, no vacation -nothing.so i stuck it out as much as i could. thank god i had a really understanding boss.but 1 morning i was so sick i couldnt even get out of bed.i moved the room moved,i was as stiff as a board so i got my first trip to hosp. and got a spinal-tapfluid was at 26 ,which is was to high(thats where the thromboisis comes from).but if they turn u down ,u can get a lawyer that deals in ssdi and they dont get paid till u get ssdi.good luck and dont give up,it took me 2 1/2 yrs ti get it. remember to start documenting everything(drs appt,trips to hospital,ur own journals,everything!).GOOD LUCK AND TAKE CARE.

  • kiz91
    kiz91 February 11, 2012 at 4:39 pm   

    I'm with you on this I think it should qualify iv had them since I was two and they are so debilitating that I cannot live out of bed :( it gets so depressing my jobs understands to a certain degree but say that I cannot have as much time as I have off but they do not understand how bad they are ! And yes the law should change on this :)