Making a decision about your employment
You have been diagnosed with MS and you are currently working. You may have questions that concern your ability to work. You may be thinking:
- What will I do next?
- Do I keep working?
- Will I seek other employment?
- Is MS going to interfere with my ability to continue at my current position?
Many people continue to work even though they have been diagnosed with MS. Others may wait until they experience a flare before deciding if they will continue working.
Don’t make any hasty decisions. Take a deep breath and assess your symptoms. Don’t let your symptoms cloud your judgement.
Resource: Working with MS PDF
Managing Fatigue in the Workplace
Multiple sclerosis produces wide-ranging effects on a person’s physical, psychological, and social functioning. One of the most important is its effect on employment. Although the vast majority of people with this disease have employment histories and were working at the time of diagnosis, many are unable to maintain employment as the disease progresses.