Hi and Welcome everyone~
I just wanted to throw my two cents in...I actually lost my last job mostly because of migraines and the result they had on my performance and attendance. I'm not quite sure how to answer the questions...because I did all I could do with what I had at the time and have yet to return to work.
We're not trying to sell anything are we???
I too recently lost my job because of attendance and job performance due to migraines. I know some people here have filed for disability. Do you have any knowledge of anyone filing for and getting disability due to severe migraines. I have to take pain medication every single day. There are many days I was late to work because they seem to be worse when I wake up. I am looking for another job but I am afraid sooner or later it will happen again. I know I could work part time at a less stressfull job but I don't know if that is an option with disability?
I know several people who have applied and received disability for migraines. I can tell you that it is a long and strenuous process and you need a good doctor on your side who can fill out some paperwork and knows your specific history.
The specific individuals that I know had other things that were involved with their migraine disease, such as depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, restless leg syndrome, some people had even previously had strokes due to their migraines. (I have also)
I know that when you file for disability you should not be working at that time, they would figure...well, if you're working now...why should we award you with disability???
I have thought about filing...but I am young and I think my family has no understanding of what I go through or how I feel and that it would not be understood at all and let's say "frowned upon" to put it nicely. I was fired from my last job, a sales position for performance and attendance and I think if I were to file I would have my records from that place of employment included to show how often I missed and how at the beginning of my job there (before the migraines were as bad as they are now) I did not miss that often and I was at the top of my game.
Anyway, long story short...do some research on it, find out what you can...and in the meantime keep records of everything, so if you decide to do that you will have your "ammo"
Let me know how it goes or what you decide to do,