American Disabilities Act (ADA), Capsaicin (LONG)

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Posted by John R ( on December 27, 1999 at 09:29:38:

In Reply to: I was wondering the same. posted by Chris on December 26, 1999 at 20:51:18:

It's my understanding that you can miss several weeks a year (unpaid if you haven't accrued the sick time) and still keep your job under the ADA. But there are some pretty big stipualtions & I may not be remembering them right. I agree with Hub that you better check out your rights. I think that the employer has to have more than a certain number of employees to be bound by the law (maybe 50 or 100 employees, I don't know for sure). And I think that you have to have been working at the job for more than a year, but that may not be right either. Your employer's human resources or personell department (if it's a big enough company) would have the ADA forms that you doctor has to fill out.

I've been working for a bank for nearly 10 years and I'm covered by ADA. It seems that a lot of clusterheads are self-employed.

I missed at least a month in 1998 and probably approaching that much again this year. Hope springs eternal, however, and I'm trying capsaicin now (along with Sansert, Depakote and Feverfew) in hopes of getting a long remission.

Alex Perez in Israel was chronic, then did the capsaicin thing, and just emailed me that he's already past the one-year mark with no headaches. He did a nose drop compounded by a local pharmacy of 0.075% capsaicin (the same as in the extra-strength artritis capsaicin ointments, but I'm pretty sure his drops would have to be liquid). He did it once or twice a day for the duration of his headaches and then for another 4-6 weeks. His earlier postings on this board said he lays down on his bed, leans his head back & puts one drop in. There was another posting of someone getting some relief from headaches by putting a dab of the ointment on a q-tip and applying it into the inside of the outer wall of the headache-side nostril.

I'm trying that till I can get a nose drop compounded of the same 0.075% strength. When that other sufferer said "just a tiny bit on a q-tip" they weren't kidding. Since I didn't feel any bur

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