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Has Anyone Changed Careers After A Fibromyalgia Diagnosis? Did You Disclose Your Disability In Your Application?

Has Anyone Changed Careers After A Fibromyalgia Diagnosis? Did You Disclose Your Disability In Your Application?

I currently work in Fundraising which can be quite busy and stressful. My commute into work is about one hour door to door during the busy rush hour.
Since my Fibromyalgia diagnosis I've been off work sick for a year. During this time I was also diagnosed with moderate Raynaud's Disease and Sjogren's Syndrome. I would like to go back to work but not the same career. I'm thinking of changing to a more… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I got my disability for another reason before I got fibromyalgia and I was permitted to go back to work for a certain number of months.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

When I applied for my last 2 positions I made clear that I could not lift, push, pull, seat. I didn't say all that. I just said I had a bad back and that I could not lift because it was a job requirement. Otherwise I would have said nothing. I got both of those jobs.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I had to retire from my career because it required driving and some physical activity. I hired an attorney and, after jumping through some hoops, was awarded Social Security Disablilty. It takes the right attorney to win.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

During my employment years I eventually found myself working less physically demanding jobs. It was somewhat successful for awhile, but after years I had to retire. I was 62.

Vocational counselors can help you assess your strengths, abilities. They can match you with employment that fits with you. Good luck.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Once when I changed jobs, I mentioned my Fibro and my boss said I wouldn't have hired you if I has known that.

posted over 3 years ago
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