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Career Change

Career Change

Has anyone gone through a career change due to their MS? I am a computer programmer but I am suffering from cognitive effects that keep me from doing the job effectively. I’m considering looking for a less challenging job but wonder how to explain the switch to potential employers.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I am an attorney and am extremely worried about cognitive deficits, memory, etc. This is a very stressful job and stress and MS are not compatible. I get frustrated and have some rage from time to time and posted a resume on Indeed.com and tons of jobs were out there.

But I just have to stay calm and tough it out with two kids currently in college.

ps Nuedexta helps with anger stress and rage.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I was a Juvenile Probation Officer for 22 years when I had to retire because of the MS. I was having to many MS attacks to be doing that. Physically I couldn't do it anymore. So I became a chaplain in a area hospital. Cognitive issues didn't start for 5 years after I started at the hospital. It wasn't safe for me to drive after that.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I left one company and I knew I could still do the work. Instead of asking a lot of accommodations I opennes my own consulting company. This way, I had more freedom and could make my schedule. When I was tited I took a nap. When I was having a connective issue, I would do busy work or wait until later. I have no idea if this helps, think out of the box. Good luck!

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I am seeking a medical billing and coding job work from home. Help!!!

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I had to stop work of 25 year's finance in 2004 because I couldn't think straight any longer. It's hard to do bank contracts and explain to what customers are signing when out of the blue you forget how to say words and keep losing your train of thought. I faked it for about a year but finally realized I just couldn't afford a mistake or making a fool out of myself.

posted almost 3 years ago
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