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Social Security*

I gave submitted my paperwork and everything that they have requested.  So, I received a letter that states I am supposed to go to a physician that they selected.  Anyone know what's up with this and what to expect?     Read More

When to stop working

I am a CNA working in a hospital and get very confused at times and have to sit down at times because of my legs getting clumsey and tired.  I start physical therapy in the morning to see what they can do but worried that I am in progressive ms now. I have had it for 10 years as relapsing remitting but now it… Read More

disability *

Hey everyone! My name is Michaela and I am 32 years old. I was just dx with MS in March of last year. I have had some pretty severe symptoms since then. I lost the sight in my right eye, my balance is off, I'm exhausted all the time, and my memory is nonexistent. I tried to file for disability because I have 2… Read More

Perform manual labor is really hard!*

Working in an overt and obvious disease condition; it's really hard. I am a computer and, before the disease had a workshop where installavo and I repaired PCs and computer accessories. Now, after 5 years; I can not handle even a simple screwdriver and I have very little sensitivity to the fingers. Now, I carry… Read More


I'm finding it impossible to find a job, well really, a career. I was working for a company that went under unexpectantly. I found work with the post office on the weekends and working as a caretaker on call during the week. The problem with those jobs is that they require a lot of walking and lifting. My… Read More


Wondering about MS folks on disability.  When did you get on disability?  Did you wait until your mobility was severely compromised?  I ask because I am still very mobile.  And I know with the unpredicatbility of MS, that may still be true ten years from now, or it could change next week!  Is it better to take… Read More


I always knew that this day would come, but it makes me so very sad anyway.  I was diagnosed with R/R MS in 1995, just after I started working as an attorney.  My first symptoms were diploplia in 1991 when I had just graduated from law school and was working for a judge.  My mother had MS for 33 years… Read More


After almost 15 years at a job that I not only loved, but I excelled at, I was "laid off" recently. The department is in a hiring spree, but decided to eliminate my position.  As a large university, they are self-insured, and I find it hard to believe that the last three years of Copaxone deliveries, to… Read More

Work while testing for dx*

I am not yet diagnosed. We have just started the testing process. I have already had a full metabolic panel and to give hope even though my doc said it was neurological she is testing for a B12 and D deficiency. After that it is MRI without and with contrast. I have a big family history of MS and you could tell… Read More

Medical Leave*

i go to my neuro on Monday for a reevaluation.  My 30 day medical leave is up for an extension or release.  I have my 2nd injection of Plegridy on Friday and really don't feel like I'm equipped to return to the classroom.  Not to mention, I really feel like when and if I do return I will be let go and in… Read More

Leave of absence *

I have been on a leave of absence from work since October 27 due to vision and fatigue.  In the meantime 2 new lesions were found since my last MRI in March.  I was sent for infusions and am waiting to begin Plegridy injections.  I am nervous for several reasons.  Obviously nervous about starting injections and… Read More


I will be applying for an Allied Health job that requires a license and professional liability malpractice insurance. I am wondering where I can get legal advice about whether or not my liability insurance could be compromised if I have not disclosed that I have MS to my employer or to the insurance company.… Read More


Just wondering if anyone is in the construction field. Having my first flare up and symptoms are left leg went out on me but is slowly coming back and I'm walking on crutches and slight fatigue. I pave asphalt roads which is a very hot job. I've been taking hot showers and have got outside in the heat for a… Read More

Laid Off *

I was just laid off while on a 12 week medical leave at just 9 weeks in. The company that I worked for is roughly 100 employees, family-owned investment firm in Tampa, Fl. I was first diagnosed with MS in May of this year, after having an exacerbation that landed me in the hospital for 3 days and then for 6… Read More

Employment and MS*

I have MS and having many issues on the job with getting alone with others.  Sometimes co-workers will say things and do things that really upset me.  I try and not fall into that trap but it's hard, just recently my co-worker use a racial slurrs, that really hurt me.   I know one of the head of the agency… Read More


I posted this on a teacher discussion thread, but I thought it would fit here too. I am a teacher  with MS. I was diagnosed last year after experiencing facial numbness and optic neuritis. I was out on medical leave for a year, so this will be my first year back since being diagnosed. I too am very anxious… Read More