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New Parents With Epilepsy And Going Back To Work?

New Parents With Epilepsy And Going Back To Work?

Hello. Just wondering if there are any new parents out there with epilepsy and how they managed when going back to work? I'm already worrying about it and I still have 6 months left before I go back. My manager isn't the best and working shifts will kill me off as I'm exhausted already! Also tips to combat the exhaustion would be much appreciated. TIA xx

posted 11 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I would suggest talking to your employer if you have a good relationship with them. At least someone there needs to know what to do just in case. I say this because my employer found out when I had one at work. Someone knew something was wrong when I couldn't remember how to answer the phones. They ended up calling my supervisor to meet me at the hospital who was taking a vacation day. So that's why I say just in case. I also suggest just telling what is needed and no more the less the better and one person everybody doesn't need to know. Remember it's all about your comfort level I was just telling you my experience.

posted 8 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

You say you're so exhausted, work shifts will kill you, boss will be bad yet 6 months away. You're not being fair even to self by prejudging this now. You may feel much better in 6 months so best tip is think bout good things to come from working give yourself time to get better now in mind & body.

posted 9 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Depending on the people there , it’s possible they may criticize, discriminate, and harassment. I hope to God you don’t go through this. In the name of fear this could happen. A lot of us have been fired from seizuring at work.

I don’t know if there are any forms of Disability Rights over there , but over here in the United States we do have it a disability rights act. But employers still get away with terminating people from work, if they seizure. It very upsetting, and disappointing that employers get away with this.

posted 10 days ago
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