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Changing from Full-Time to Part-Time Work *

Has anyone changed from full time to part time and been successful in obtaining disability benefits if they were needed. If so can you give some pointers on how to move through the process. I have considered changing my employment to work part time. However, I don’t know if the change is feasible. I thought if… Read More


I have been employed at the same place for 7 years. I was diagnosed with MS in October 2018 but have been having problems for 2 years. Now my employer has cut my hours because I have to call out of work sometimes. It hurts to know that is how much loyalty means now days. Read More

Advice on Job.......

I've had MS for almost 12 years now.  About 2 years ago I finally told the job I've worked for over 10 years that I have MS.  The only reason I told them is because I needed to start using a cain to get around.  I couldn't keep saying my knees/back were giving me problems if I use a cain every day.  What I do… Read More

I have 2 very different jobs

My question is this.  I am a nurse in an emergency room and a contract postal carrier.  My nursing job is full of stress, faced paced, multitasking environment.  My other job is just me sorting and delivering mail at my own pace, in quiet, non stressful environment. I have been out of work at the hospital, but… Read More

Newly diagnosed teacher *

I was recently diagnosed with MS.  I am a teacher in a high school and wanted to know how other teachers feel about working with MS.   I have missed a ton of days this year and so far behind where i should be.  I feel like anytime one of my students coughs or sneezes i end up being out or work for a day or two.… Read More

Living Abroad in China with MS *

Hi all! I'm 28 years old and am leaving in August for China. I plan to teach English for a year. Does anyone here enjoy travel? Has anyone spent more than a month abroad or have any resources on living overseas with MS? The only hiccup I have at this point is finding a way to get my Gilenya prescription while… Read More

Back to School?*

In February 2008 I started a business with my parents.  We have a small BBQ restaurant in GA.  Though I had had random symptoms for years, the long hours and the heat started making my body go crazy and I started my quest for diagnosis.  In February 2012, I was diagnosed as relapsing/remitting.  At first I… Read More

getting employer to understand MS

I am newly diagnosed with MS.  I have 2 jobs that are totally different.  I am a contracted postal carrier/sorter and a nurse in the emergency room.  I do both part time 3 days on mail route and 2 days in the ER I am back working on the mail route.  It takes me longer but I am done with my work in an… Read More

Desire to return to work*

Hi all, I am 47 years old have been struggling with MS related fatigue and cognitive impairment since Dec 2013 and went on disability back then. I miss working and feel deflated about not contributing to society. I have contacted the local state Vocational Rehab office to help me maybe land a part-time job. I… Read More


I am 27 years old and was diagnosed 5 months ago. They found 4 prominent and 4 non prominent lesions on my brain. I had to take a personal leave of absense for over a month because of the symptoms.Well since I've been back I've taken several days off because of the MS symptoms. The chronic fatigue and lack… Read More


Hello everyone, I am trying to return to the job market after five years on SSD, thanks to being in remission and feeling better than I have in years.  Explairing being out of work for so long is, of course, tricky.  I have pretty decent cover letter ready to go, but a friend who works for the company that I… Read More

Disability *

I was diagnosed with RRMS in 2010, my doctor believes I've had it since 2005 from past medical records.  I'm 48 years old and have been working in the airline industry for over 20 years doing the same thing. I used to know it like the back of my hand. Now I'm struggling remembering just about everything.  Im… Read More

Military Service*

Has anyone else been in the Military and gotten diagnosed with MS, and if so were you medically separated or retired? I have been in the Marine Corps for almost 7 years and was planning on making a career out of it. I had a good career going for me. Got promoted to Sergeant at 3 years in. Now I am getting… Read More

Working in medical field *

hi everyone, I was diagnosed just this past week. So far I feel ok as far as symptoms go. I am a 28 year old pharmacist. My job is highly stressful, I’m on my feet constantly and thinking constantly. I’m nervous that one day soon I won’t be able to work since ms is so unpredictable. I also pay $2000 a month in… Read More

Positive workplace experience?*

Hi all. I was diagnosed two years ago. RRMS. I have tried hard to maintain my career. I work for a large company and they hold themselves out as a company that wants to be an employer of choice with people with disabilities. The reality is that it is still a challenge to have MS and work here. While there are… Read More


Hi - I was diagnosed with MS in 2016 towards the tail end of an intensive one-year master's program.  I was lucky to have people supporting me, so I finished my degree on time, and got a really great job that I love.  Fast forward to today.  I have a lot of people in my job and my life who are encouraging me… Read More

Nursing school *

hello, I was  diagnosed with MS 2018, 2 months before starting nursing school. The stress is a lot and I’m worried it will bring back my MS symptoms. There are days I want to quit but I can’t. I guess I’m looking for encouragement of someone else that’s going through the same thing.  I’m juggling family and… Read More