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Hi everyone,

I am not new to this forum, but this is my first time posting something. Something that has been bothering me for the past few months and I would like to hear your opinion. I am female (26), was diagnosed with the RRMS last October and MS (diagnosis) changed my life. But I guess I'm not the only one. ;) I exercise every day, I am trying to follow OMS diet as much as I can (still learning about this whole 'MS diet' thing), I am taking supplements + Tecfidera and thank God - so far so good. I also bought dr. Jelinek's book and OMS cookbook and love both of them.

Ok, so the thing I am writing about is that I work ( full time ) but the problem is that I work in a Hotel as a Night Auditor (and my shift is from 11 pm untill 7 am) 5 nights a week. I know this is (probably) not healthy for my body (especially because I have MS) but I didn't quit my job because it's really easy and not stressful at all. All of my previous jobs were horribly stresfull and that was just too hard for me. I've been in this Hotel for the past year and a half and I am worried now that if I quit my job here, that I will end up with another stressful job and it will just be worse for me because I am the kind of person that can't handle stress well.

So do you think I should get a new job and sleep during the night (and give my body the chance to relax properly) or should I continue working nights and be 'stress free' ? What would you do ? And is it possible that night shifts (and sleeping during the day, instead of night) can do serious harm to our 'MS bodies' ? Honestly, I don't care about my job so much that I would risk my health because of that. I'll do whatever it takes so that my body (and my brain) stay healty.

ps. I also found this article online :

https://www.thelocal.se/20111018/36810

...and I really don't know what to think... Would definitely like to hear from you.
Thank you for your time... :)
Stress is so damaging for everyone. For us it feeds our condition, which, in my opinion makes it worse.
If you are getting through the week and not feeling stressed and sleeping well during the day I think stick to your routine.
The alternative from what you have said about past jobs does not sound so attractive.

Humans can be our own worst enemies. We worry about being stressed, and because it is so familiar to us we also worry about not being stressed.
From what you have said you seem to have a good handle on everything, pat yourself on the back and don't worry.
You are doing fine.

Be kind to yourselves!
Valley
Hi

If it works for you in terms of stress management, why change? I have been in my current job since 2004, was diagnosed with RRMS in 2009, and have continued working in my 'unsocial hours' job ever since. In 2012, my mobility was affected, but because I was well established in my current career, my employers have been incredibly supportive.

I have a flexible working patterns and rarely have to travel during rush hour, so despite the late nights and occasional long hours, I find this works for me. If you are happy in your current post, I would stick with it.

Rachel
Oh, thank you so much... ;) I really appreciate it.

Valley, I completely agree. I think that everyday stress would be really bad for me... Not just for me, it would be bad for any person that has MS.
Thank you.

RACHEL77, Yes. I guess I will stay here for a while... And I am glad that you have supportive employers. (It would be amazing if all people with MS could say that...) Thank you.

Anyway, it's so nice to hear/read other people's stories and opinions, it helps a lot.
Wish all the best to both of you...
Is it possible to find a job with MS?
Yes, it's totally possible. Another thing that it's hard to find a job. And it's not directly linked with the disease, but with unemployment in general. Nowadays, more and more ppl can't find a job. The percentage of unemployment is 3.7 these days, . And the reason is sometimes ridiculous, like age or social status.
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