As a complex and unpredictable disease, MS can have varying effects on a person’s ability to work. New symptoms might make you question whether you can continue working, and then when those symptoms subside, you might wonder why you were worried about work at all.
People living with MS often continue working long after their diagnosis. On the flip side, often at the suggestion of their family or doctor, some people with MS decide to leave their job when they are first diagnosed or experience their first major exacerbation. This decision is often made too quickly and at a time when symptoms can color judgment. Disease-modifying drugs, new technologies, better symptom management, legal employment protections and community resources can help you remain in the workforce.
Listed below are various employment resources. If you have additional questions, you can speak with an MS Navigator at 1-800-344-4867.