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Are New Employers Wary of Employing People With Ms

I'm a 34 year old female and my ms was diagnosed yesterday. You will all know the mixed feelings when you are told so I won't go on about that. I am a teacher and am due to start a new job in 2 weeks. This job, however, is a temporary contract so i'll have to apply for jobs to start in january around october time. I was wondering if employers knew you had ms would they be more reluctant to employ you? I've been having symptoms on and off for about 3 years and the 'attacks' I suffer at the moment include not being able to walk very far. I've no doubt that at the current time I can manage my work as a teacher, but i'm also aware that symptoms are unpredictable. I'm just having a short course of steroids at the moment and am on no other medication. Anyone got any advice about applying and interviews etc?
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replied May 28th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. MS depends on job description, most of the office work does not obstruct MS as MS is mostly relapsing remitting and one can continue one job with it, i'm sure it wont be a problem and hurdle in your job.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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