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Employment and MS

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


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

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

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

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

Just diagnosed 2 weeks ago. Lost.*

Hey guys. My names taylor, was diagnosed with ms 2 weeks ago. About 2 months ago I had double vision and then for about a month now I have developed a slurred speech. Still kind of letting it sink in a guess. Looking for some advice. Especially nervous about working again since I work in customer service where… Read More

Full time employment for RRMS*

Does anyone have any useful tips, links or companies that cater to those of us with MS? I am currently employed as an inventory director at a dealership and have been for 6 years. This is the first year out of the last 3 or 4 I haven't relapsed or been over exerted through the summer. I switched from avonex to… Read More

Handicap accessible/driving issues*

I currently work a full time job, but they office is not handicap accessible. I have a gait and balance issue that makes climbing the stairs difficult, it's even harder going down the stairs. Heading into winter in PA I'm extremely nervous about this issue. I have problems on a sunny day day. I am leaving my… Read More

Private Student Loans

I have private student loans I took out in 2004/2005 to get BS-Nursing. I was diagnosed with MS in 2011. With all my regular expenses and adding MS expenses to that, I'm having a hard time paying this loan. I was told it couldn't be written off even if totally/completely disabled. Help, I'm drowning in debt and… Read More


HI. I'm just in the process of being diagnosed with MS.  I'm 38 and I'm a teacher.  I'd kind of like to see if it is possile to form a network of fellow teachers who have MS.  Please respond to this or contact me privately if you are a teacher.  (currently teaching with MS, or have stopped teaching due to… Read More

Sheriff's Deputy with MS*

I'm 35 years old, and I'm a Sergeant of Corrections at our local jail.  Everything was going well for me until last month.  I'm curious, is it possible to still have MS and work in the jail records, even though it would require me to cross over and do transports and move inmates to court, etc.?  I only have… Read More


I have just received a denial from social security disability. 60 days to appeal and thinking of hiring an attorney. Any recommendations of an attorney in my area New Haven county,ct. My sx's have worsened since I originally applied and I am out on long term disability from my job. I am not the type of… 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

Work from home? *

Hello Friends! After 18 months in hospitals and rehabs after a HORRIBLE relapse, I am finally HOME!! 😁😁😁 This is something I’ve been looking forward to for what felt like eternity.  My boyfriend warned me that I would be very bored when I got home. I hate to admit it, but he was absolutely right… Read More