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Employment and MS


Hey everyone i was just diagnosed February 6 with ms optic neuritis. My question revolves around work... I run a hotel kitchen ordering scheduling cooking and I love it I was out for two weeks and it stressed me out more not being able to work than sitting at home I like to be active and I have been thinking… Read More

Finding a job...any job*

I graduated from college 2 years ago with my bachelor's in biology and a minor in chemistry. I worked part time through school and then when the company I was working for changed hands I left because of management. I have basically done nothing for 2 years. I tried to find something in my feild when I first… Read More

Don't know what to do anymore*

I just don't know what to do right now. I was denied for SSDI a few months ago but can't work enough to support myself either. I was laid off almost a year before being diagnosed from office work a few years ago and have been working from home on a freelance basis part time since then. Unfortunately my… Read More

Should I take off days regularly ?*

Hi   I have Ms for years and I can go to work and do everything but when I take break " I mean 10 or 30 days off " every 6 or 4 months I feel my health and symptoms become better I recharge myself the problem is that I can go to work without off days but I'm afraid that it will led to relapse !    I… Read More

Telling your boss or not?*

I was just diagnosed with MS officially on Feb 25th, and I’m not sure if I should tell my boss at work about it.  I found out after losing vision in 1 eye but I was still able to work during the whole ordeal.  Also my direct manager is not local.  I’m just not sure if I should tell her, to warn her in case… Read More

MS and employment*

Hi I was just diagnosed with MS in late October 2012 and due to complications with insurance, etc, I was not able to start treatment (Copaxone) until last week. I am an attorney and the type of law I practice (not disability) is very high conflict and often involves litigation. Because of that and my… Read More

Helping Employer Understand*

I was diagnosed last Friday, on 2/6/15 with MS but I've been dealing with symptoms of it for a lot longer. Right after this past Christmas, I started to have intense pain in my left eye and then blurred vision - basic optic neuritis. That's what led to a CT scan, a brain MRI, an optics MRI, a spinal MRI… Read More

Intermittent FMLA has run out.*

The calendar year has expired for my intermittent FMLA.  I am unable to do my current job 40 hours a week.  I am able to continue at approx. 33 hours a week.  (I need to have a paycheck as well as medical benefits, so need to work at least 32 hours/wk) My supervisor and I eventually came up with a schedule… Read More

Trying to help at work*

We have an employee who often has tremors and spasms and we don't know how to help.  They were happening at her home about once every two weeks, sometimes 3 times a month.  She switched her medication which seemed to help but after about 5 weeks she had a real bad episode at work.  She has told us to hold… Read More


I was diagnosed with MS in 2010.  My job has been in the food industry.  I worked in a restaurant for 18 years.  It is working on my feet for 6-8 hours a day.  My hours were also reduced so I would no longer receive medical benefits.  I looked for 2 1/2 years with the help of Goodwill to find a job in an… Read More

Terminated from my job because of my MS*

I moved to Washington state for a new career opportunity. After a couple months of working at the refinery my leg started to feel numb and my balance was a bit off. I made an appointment with my doctor and he requested an MRI. The MRI showed that I have MS. My neurologist said that I could still work with… Read More


I've been out of wrok since September 3, 2014, and I'm trying to return to the work force.  My problem is this I'm not sure if I can do what I was doing before and actually very scared of the outcome if I can't.  Any suggestions on where to go for rehabilition into the work force.   Read More


I was fired last month from my position.  I have sent in the paperwork to the EEOC for discrimination. Oregon is an at will state, so I am not sure what will happen.  This is a new journey for me- one that I never expected to be on.  I am ok financially for now- and will be for a few months.  I do fear… Read More

Lost all benefits and workload changed*

I have worked for over 30 years in same place. They begged me to work here at the time.  Now, they have grown so big and are now a big corporation which I must take some credit for.  We are healthcare.  Now one of my original bosses has retired and moved to another state.  A few days later, the "corporation"… Read More

Finding work*

I was recently laid off permanently after 15 years at my job.  I am 60 and I can't find a job.  They now ask if you have a disability on the app.  If I say no and they have relapse issues while at work I could be fired for false information.  I've put at least 100 applications and not one response.  I've… Read More

I quit my job to keep from being fired*

I am not working now. My doctor gave me a restriction note for my job (what I can and can't do). I was cashiering in the food area. They found a problem with my cash draw and the first 2 times it was my fault but my cash draw kept coming up short a month later over and over. Almost every week and each time… Read More