the beast has taken my sleep away

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Posted by Troy ( on April 25, 2001 at 13:09:28:

Hi friends, hope everyone is doing great. As for me not so good. I work the night shift at a major Newspaper publication. I get home around five thirty in the morning. This morning I was in bed for about thirty minutes when the beast showed up, rotten bastard. I took a shot of imitrex and within ten minutes the beast was on the run. Thank goodness for imitrex. I got back to sleep around eight and I'll be damned if he didn't come back for more at twelve noon. This time instead of taking another shot I quickly jumped into a hot shower and was able to avert a ten. Just curious does anyone else in this "family" work odd ours like I do I've been doing the night shift on and off for eight yrs and the clusters started about five yrs ago any connection I dont know. Well I would love to lie back down and try to get some more sleep but I'm afraid he will show back up again. So I guess it will be another shift at work tonight with little sleep. It has been recommended by my neuro to my employer to change my shift to days, everything is done by senority at my job so I don't know if there going to change it or not I took the letter to the assistant superintendent last night. He kind of half heartadly listend to my tale of woe and said he would see what he could do. I just wonder what my rights are when it comes to a medical condition. I don't think I'm going to get much compassion from this company. I hope I'm wrong and they give me a chance to back to the maintaince team. They work seven in the morning until two thiry in the afternoon and thats the one position at our plant that is not governed by senority. When I worked that shift for a yr my cycles still came but I was only getting one bad h/a a day now that I am back on night shift it's two and sometimes three a day. I'm getting very little sleep and it's getting harder every day to stay focused on my job. I'm only thirty eight yrs old and have alot of living left We just had our second grandchild by my oldest daughter who is twenty one. But it's getting tuffer everyday.

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