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Do Any Of You Work Odd Hours/nightshift? Does It Affect Your Epilepsy? How Do You Manage?

Do Any Of You Work Odd Hours/nightshift? Does It Affect Your Epilepsy? How Do You Manage?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

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 over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

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 over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

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 over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I worked afternoon 25 yrs and 2 yrs on days but went back to afternoon like it better for 27 yrs at GM and had no problem at all but still had sz but maybe 1 in 3 months cause I can go a long time before having one and nobody never knew it cause mind last 10 seconds then back to what I was doing no problem, and I worked on assembly line to later became a electrician, now been sz free 21 yrs and retired in 08 after 30 yrs.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Thanks!

posted over 3 years ago
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