Work can be a drag sometimes no matter how much you love your job. But for those who experience migraines, trying to make it through a workday in the midst of an episode can be downright excruciating. Migraines aren’t just a big deal to those who directly suffer from them, either.
According to the National Headache Foundation, missed workdays and reduced productivity due to migraines cost the American economy more than $20 billion annually. That may seem like an overly hefty price, but it makes sense if you understand how hard it is to get almost anything done in the midst of a migraine and consider the millions of American workers who regularly have to stick out their symptoms in the office or on the factory floor.