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Employment and MS

Police officers with MS??? *

Sort of cross fiance found out today that he most likely has MS. As of now his symptoms are very mild and do not interfere with his job. Does he have to disclose this to his employer? He is a brand new police officer. Is he able to just continue on until it becomes an issue? Then what happens? I… Read More

"Coming Out" to your employer?*

I just had to go out on medical leave.  Now I had to submit paperwork.  I do NOT want my immediate supervisor or any of the others in the office to know.  the company main base is in FLA and I am in NY so the paperwork went to the main HR benefits person.  I just don't know how to handle this..............… Read More


Community Health Relations Representative key responsibilities:  Develop and strengthen relationships between health-care providers and the National MS Society to ensure people with MS are connected to the best available resources and healthcare professionals who provide high quality specialty MS care… Read More

future employment *

I am recently diagnosed with r/r ms..I am a student studying human service and wonder if I can take that degree and use it to help other people with ms and also make a lil living? Read More

So it finally happened.*

I knew it was coming and 2 weeks ago, I was fired. So with my potential diagnosis still up in the air, I knew that my employer had me on the radar due to my many appointments and working in the medical field those appointments clashed with my work schedule and I was let go due to some bogus excuses 2 weeks… Read More

Are there any RNs working with MS?*

I want to know how are nurses with MS handling the stress , physical and mental parts of the job? I am a nurse just getting back to work after a lapse. I was diagnosed in jan. and been off since. Im scared of having another lapse. Right now im only working 4hrs and working my way up. I dont know about 12hrs… Read More

To tell or not to tell*

I have not revealed to my employer that I have MS because if I do, I may not be treated fairly and may run the risk of losing my job.  Has anyone else felt this way and if so, have you decided to tell or not to tell your employer about having MS?  Read More

New diagnosis & Job issues*

 If ms causes fatigue, memory/alertness, in effects it effects jobs/performance, it happens in a way that it is not viewed as a disability. Like someone was about to lift 100 lbs and something happens that person cannot lift more than 20 lbs its disability. If someone could score 100 in a memory/brain test… Read More

feeling lonely *

Hello everyone I am new to group and would like some help as everyday I sit at home and because of a possible ms diagnoses no one will hire me and I can't go to college as I can't keep my attendance up and because I have bad days I hardly get out I feel so lonely sitting in by myself all day and just don't… Read More

What to do*

I do construction for several companies. I Ive tried to keep it secret that  I ms. I don't think I can hide it any more. Should I apply for a disability or try to keep working? Read More

Retiring from work *

I am going to be "retiring" from my job June 12. I have been working for an incredible physicians group as a nurse for 7 years, and it grieves me to be leaving, but I just need some time. I have now, after many tearful conversations with my incredibly suppotive physician bosses, decided to take a leave of… Read More


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 had only… 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