Multiple sclerosis is different for everyone. The impact the condition has on your working life or your education will very much depend on the symptoms you have and your personal experience of MS.


Having a diagnosis of MS can prompt a number of questions about employment - should I stop working? Should I find a different job? Should I tell my employer or colleagues about my MS? Is there legal protection against discrimination?

At work with MS

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If you are in higher or further education or at school, MS may affect attendance especially if time off is needed for appointments or because of relapses. Also, some symptoms may make it more difficult to complete work.  Most colleges or schools have good support to help you cope with the effect of MS on your studies

Read more about studying with MS

Last Updated: 06 October 2016

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