early retirement due to migraine

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Mikhomi
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   Posted 7/28/2009 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I suffer fro headache 3-4 days a week since 2002.Im a teacher and always absent from work.Is it possible to get early retirement due to migraine?

Krista07
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   Posted 7/28/2009 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
In all honesty I had lost my job due to my migraine/vertigo issues. I was on "paid" short term disability for 4 months....and then the insurance company did not have "sufficient" enough evidence for me to continue on "paid" short term disability. about 8 months later I finally convinced my doctor's to send me a note to return to work to see what would happen.....by then my position had been filled and I had been let go.
Migraines are HORRIBLY hard to work with insurance companies with.....even though I had piles of paperwork and notes from several docs,  including specialists to back them up.
I feel for you totally.....I wish you the very very best of luck with this!!
Krista
 
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Mikhomi
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   Posted 7/28/2009 11:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank u Krista.It s better to know Im not alone.What angers me is that no body believes I have a serious sickness.

tysmyboo
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   Posted 7/31/2009 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
That is very hard to deal with Mikhomi! I have been feeling the same way for years. (Welcome to Healingwell by the way!!!!)

Have you thought about disability? I dont think that illness can help as far as 'early disability' but if you have doctor's written statement that you can no longer fulfill your work duties due to your illness you have a chance at disability.
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Mikhomi
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   Posted 8/1/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Grateful to hear from you Tysmyboo and thank u 4 taking ur time to welcome me.Since u went the similar road ,how did u get ur solution?

tysmyboo
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   Posted 8/3/2009 12:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I am not currently on disability (but often wonder if that is where this is leading, and if so, would I "qualify")

I still deal with pain everyday of my life. Currently I am a SAHM (stay at home mom) of my prematre daughter, Natalie Grace. I am blessed enough to be able to stay home right now, but it won't always be the case.

Every 6 months I have RFL and I take daily medications to battle the pain.

Where has your quest for relief taken you? Do you see a specialist? Are you taking any preventatives?

I hope to hear from you soon! (sorry for the delay in my response..its been a bad couple of days)
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Mikhomi
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   Posted 8/3/2009 2:07 AM (GMT -7)   
2008 I made application of early retirement due to ill-health.It was in February and no response has come from my employer.I started to see a neurologist in 2003.To be honest his prescription makes my headache more painful.Trepline ,betapyn and ADCO-ATENOLOL.But most of the times I see my Doctor in cases where my headache does not get better for more than 5 days.
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