So, as I believe I've posted elsewhere on the board, I suffer from atypical migraines. They aren't particularly painful, but my motion and speech go completely haywire when I'm having one. I freeze up, twitch uncontrollably, sometimes make repetitive movements, and either can not speak at all, or stutter. Since I began taking migraine medication, the freezing/twitching stage only lasts about 10 minutes, but the stutter can last upwards of two hours.
I was at home last weekend, and my stepmother heard my post-migraine stutter for the first time, and burst out laughing. She told me I would never be able to hold on to a job if I persisted in doing it, and that I sounded just too funny. Now, I've had episodes at jobs before, and I've only had one other person so far be rude about it, but since I just started doing teaching work, this really worried me. I know that explanations of medical conditions are not necessary in most cases, but if my job is going to be giving lectures, then surely I must bring up that I sometimes have a stutter caused by a diagnosed medical condition, and that I do not normally have a stutter.
Also, if anyone gets rude about it again, what can I do? Much verbal response is out of the question, because I'm going to be stuttering very hard while trying to explain, or trying to gather my dignity.