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Employment and MS

Employment discrimination/retaliation*

Good morning. Looking for some guidance  and suggestions. My husband has MS and continues to work full time. It has become increasingly difficult though, and he recently requested some accommodations from his employer. We did a lot of research on ADA and he made a simple request for a modified schedule to… Read More


My question is I have been working with my husband at home for about 6 years. Before that worked outside my home for many years after being diagnosed with MS. Now the last year my reight side is very fatugued. My hand and leg which means I can no longer do data entry at a fast pace. I am trying for disability… Read More

MS law enforcement*

I was recently called about having to live up to the standard of the Arizona Department of Corrections even though I have reasonable accomodations to take part in the hiring process. My question is, Can state agecies supercede the federal government such as in a federal mandate to provide  reasonable… Read More

RRMS + Work = Angry Boss*

Since I've been diagnosed with RRMS, I have noticed that it has affected my job. I work with kids on a daily basis. When the nicer weather appears, we tend to do a lot of outdoor activities with them which I love. However, with my heat sensitivity, I have a hard time keeping up with them. I'm miserable and can… Read More

Changing career *

Hi my name is reed. I was diagnosed Dec 2015 with Ms since then life hasn't been the same as it was. I am a career automotive mechanic and after a year of looking I was offered a job at a GM dealership as a service writer I left my job of 5 years for that position and within 3 weeks they fired me because they… Read More

Long Term Goals seem so far fetched*

I was diagnosed with MS a year ago. Along with that a few months later I was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia. I have been suffer with this since before my diagnosis and did not know what it was. I feel like my goals that I want to achieve are so far fetched because of both illiness. I have my MBA and I had… Read More

Work and ms*

I have been looking for ways of working for 15 years but what's the since in that when ssi tells me I can only make 85.00 over my amount that I receive.Know matter how hard I try I get knoc!ed down Kansas just sucks plus my wife is needing to be on ssi and they tell us that two people in the same household get… Read More

Cognitive Changes?*

I've been on the decline for years and have implemented a plethora of changes but I keep getting worse. My speech has gotten so bad I almost never talk anymore (which is really affecting my employment). I fear I'm really close to being let go and am on the hunt again for a solution. I've tried zinc, magnisium … Read More


Hello, I am experiencing a rather sudden change in my mobility. I'm faced with having to go on short term disability and then finding a new job. There just aren't reasonable accommodations that I could request to keep my current position. My big concern is that I am using forearm crutches now and I'm worried… Read More

Being a Working Mom with MS?*

Hello, I was recently diagnosed with RRMS but have not started treatment.  I have had increasingly frequent exacerbations and am fatigued so badly that even on a great deal of medication, the afternoons (2 pm-8pm) I am somewhat bedridden.  It's extreme. Ive been a top salesperson in a demanding field for… Read More

County Employee-Who Should I Tell?*

After experiencing my first "exacerbation" in Apr/May2015 I was officially diagnosed with RRMS in Nov 2015. I'm now facing my biggest conundrum: who do I tell at my work? I work as a full time county employee and have no idea if I need to reach out to the HR department, if any of my coworkers should know, or… Read More

MS and disability?*

Ive been recently diagnosed with MS. My symptoms started in May, I'm numb from the waist down and in my left arm. It's hard for me to walk, have burning sensations in my feet, and optic neuritis as well. I have been out of work since June (not due to MS). My symptoms have gotten worse and have not let up. I… Read More

Second thoughts.. Please HELP*

So... I have what I feel is a great opportunity in front of me. It's a new job offer as an industrial maintenance mechanic. The job is for the most part right up my alley. In the weeks surrounding when I got the offer last week I have been experiencing some symptoms that have me wondering if, how long, or how… Read More


I'm going in to my first winter diagnosed with MS. I'm still dealing with balance issues from my summer flare. And, of course, heat makes me feel sick.  I have a professional position in the corporate world. Luckily, I'm in IT so jeans are allowed. Since June, I've been wearing Clarks flip flops, but I know I… Read More


I was exhausted on Wednesday and felt my MS symptoms acting up so I requested to come in late the next day.  The supervisor doing the scheduling allowed this because i did not have any patient appointments until 930am and our patient census is low.  On Wednesday, I was scheduled along with my entire department… Read More