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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

When is work too much *

Hey guys I just want to put this out there, when is work too much????? I was diagnaosed with MS 3 years ago and I have been back to work for over 2 years now (full time). I currently work 4 days at 10.5 hours and have 3 days off.  Lately I have been finding that 3 days is not enough. I am having trouble… Read More

Disability *

i have been on medical leave since last October and have been receiving compensation through my long term disability policy.  I have just, as in yesterday, received notification that I have been approved by Social Security.  I realize that I will be guided and advised on what to do, but thought I'd ask you all… 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

Advice please??*

So..... I have only been diagnosed a little under 2 years ago but belive I have had symptoms for about 7 - 8 years. Not that the longevity of things has much to do with the question in the end but it is one thing that I for some reason consider when thoughts of how much more I care to bare goes.  I wonder… Read More

Self Employment & MS*

I am considering transitioning from my full-time job to self employment to offer me more flexiblity and independence in my work schedule. Does anyone have any pros & cons to share of being self employed while living with MS? Thank you! Read More

Nurses with MS *

Hey everyone, I'm 27 and was just diagnosed with MS 3 weeks ago.  I'm an ICU nurse at a busy trauma hospital in Baltimore.  I typically work 12hr shift, mostly night shifts (7p-7a) I was out for 2 weeks after my initial diagnosis and attempted to return to work this past Wednesday.  I quickly realized that… Read More

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 inanovertand obviousdiseasecondition;it's really hard.I am a computerand,before thediseasehada workshop whereinstallavoandI repairedPCs andcomputer accessories.Now,after 5 years;I can not handleeven asimple screwdriverandI have very littlesensitivityto the fingers.Now,I carry outthecivil service… 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