I understand your concern about working. Sometimes it can be overwhelming, but working can also help to take your mind off of ms at times. I was dx in March of 2007, and missed aobut 4 weeks of classes during my flare and initial treatment. I am a college professor. I recently went back to school about 3 weeks ago after the summer break. I have been really tired, but I am learning how to cope with that. For me, it means going to bed early and catching up on household "stuff" over the weekends. I also plan on working for as long as possible.
I know that some people will take a course in medical transcribing and do that from home. Do you have computer skills? You might also do a google search to see what kinds of jobs are available in your community that you can do from home.
Diagnosed April 2007
Started betaseron -- May 2007 -- experienced allergic reactions after 2 weeks
Started copaxone -- June 2007 -- stopped after 4 1/2 months;experienced severe 5 IPIR's
Started tysabri -- December 2007
Stopped tysabri -- April 2008 (developed antibodies/severe reactions)