Work and seizures

Work and seizures

When I was hired at my current job one of the requirements was to take on-call shifts. I was doing this however in the past few months it has been a struggle as I do not get get a restful sleep d/t anxiety of getting a call overnight and I have also been called out in the middle of the night. I have noticed a pattern of seizures that I belive are related to this. My workplace is aware of this and have been great about accommodating however I still have had to take a couple of shifts and also… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

sometimes dr and nurses have a 48 something hour shifts (i think 2 days) and then rest for a full day. thats because you get overtired and your judgement is affected. your 50 hours shifts will affect your judgement and the anxiety will probably lesson your sleep even more. i think you not sleeping and sometimes 50 hour shift will have a lot of seizures. tell the company that over 30 hours (i am just guess the hours... you need to determine the hours) shifts and you will need at least one day of uninterrupted rest (or at least 10-15 hours). then tell um that you have been noiticing a increase in seizures past 30 hours shift (just a guess). go ahead and get the dr, in writing, about you having these problems.

posted 13 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Depends where you live and what kind of job you do. I’ve had problems at work in the past before but they had to accommodate b/c I belonged to a union. Same thing, doing a good job but my seizures got in the way. I didn’t tell them either because it isn’t their business and it didn’t affect my job performance. Good luck🤞🏻

posted 13 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Legal?...I don't think so

posted 14 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was legally fired from different jobs for my epilepsy. They can claim you as a, "safety hazard" if they want

posted 14 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

They did not know I had epilepsy until I had a seizure at work Up until the last few months I was meeting my requirements and then some

posted 14 days ago
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