Our caregivers do so much for us. Our caregivers are a valuable and necessary part of our health care team. Without their help with day-to-day needs, our lives would be so much more difficult. The loss of our Migraine caregiver can be a frightening prospect—a possibility we may be reluctant to address.
Having migraine in the workplace presents unique challenges. There are laws designed to protect employees with disabilities. Yet the status of migraine as a disability has yet to be firmly established. If migraine is interfering with work productivity, here are a few places that may help sort out your options.
Migraine causes 113 million lost work days every year just in the U.S. We are hemorrhaging talent and we don't even realize it. For all the complaints about losing jobs to overseas companies and the loss of economic superiority, you would think someone would be talking about this astronomical loss of productivity.
Ten percent of all U.S. students under the age of 18 have migraine. Based on average class size of 15 students, that's 1-2 students in every classroom. The tightly-packed schedules, over-crowded classrooms, and sensory overload creates an unfriendly environment for children with migraine. Students with migraine deserve better.