I started a new job 3 months ago and am really undecided whether to tell them I have MS. I was diagnosed a year ago and have only have one episode since my diagnosis but over the weekend I had continuous hot flushes and couldn’t sleep at all with at the same time having bad fatigue. I’m not one to jump to conclusions and always blame every time I feel a bit iffy on my MS but this weekend did feel different. It just worried me as I really don’t know what I would have done if yesterday had not been a bank holiday and I had to go into work as I was completely useless yesterday and spent the whole day lying on the sofa.
As I said, I only started the job 3 months ago but today I have my 3 month review with my boss. I was just wondering if anyone had advice or their own story about telling their employer about their MS or any advice whether I should or not? Would really appreciate it as I have no idea if it is a good idea or not. Part of me feels it would be good to be honest as I am already finding it hard to cover up hospital appointments and am starting Tefidera soon so if I get side effects not sure how I will explain them too but then I also do not want to be stigmatised for having MS. I am only 23, am still absolutely fine 9 times out of 10 and am fully capable of still working.
Please help, so undecided what to do!