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Do Any Of You Work Odd Hours/nightshift? Does It Affect Your Epilepsy? How Do You Manage?
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posted October 10, 2018
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In the last few years, have worked 2nd shift at warehouses. Sometimes it goes only until 9 which isn't so bad with my seizures. The other one kept moving the shifts around. When I originally started that one, the hours were from 3-11pm which was good for me. By the time I left, they were at 10 hour shifts from 4pm-2am. I had to get an accomodation so I could leave at 11 every day. This way I could keep my sleep and medication schedule on track.

posted March 10
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Look the best thing is to plan your lifestyle and stay with a schedule that will work for you and your seizures. You know how much sleep you need, how much stress you can take, when you can take your meds and lastly how much personal interaction you need with your loved ones. Now put it together and see if you can work any shifts I found the answer to be yes.

posted November 3, 2018
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Hi Matt.Larmer how are you doing, my name is Kim I use to work night shift for a while then I start having seziures cause I was not getting enough rest make sure you get enough rest, at that time when I was working night shift I was going to bed when I got off of work, althought my body was resting but my mined was tried so my boss cut my hours until I went to the doctor and my boss had to have a note from the doctor it was ok for me to work them hours and when my boss got the letter from the doctor he said I can work night shift but the doctor said not every day so my bossput me on a different shift a few days.

posted October 13, 2018
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I use to work Graveyard shifts . If not that shift I would work 2 shift. One of my past jobs I worked 7pm to 7am . It was perfect for me.

posted October 12, 2018
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

When I was working , I was only able to work 2nd and 3rd shifts. I was never able to wake up for early morning shifts. First time I tried to work the first shift , I was fired in 3 days , because I couldn’t make it on time.

I had no trouble getting to work on second shift and loved working overnight shifts. My bio Clock has been off since elementary school. I alway felt comfortable be up late into the early mornings.

It never mattered for me with my seizures. A lot of times they just came out of the blue for no reason sometimes it related to stress . Sometimes it had to do with taking my meds late.

posted March 13 (edited)

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