Hereditary Sperocytosis is one of the genes that can make you have high serum ferritin, (overload iron), if you have one or two hemochromatosis genes, this could be a cocktail for MS symptoms.
I've read quite a bit about it whilst researching my own cocktail of hereditary genes, that caused my sister and myself to be diagnosed with MS, when actually we were iron overloaded due to a hemochromatosis gene(causing serious fatigue and sleeping), the other hereditary problem we have is Porphyria (causing neurological problems). The two together are bad news and mimick MS. Doctors never picked it up, sister DX'd for MS for over 20 years, me for 2 years.
You might be interested in the "phlebotomy anyone" thread. Although phlebotomy is probably out if you are anemic. There are other methods to chelate iron. There are a number of us trying out phlebotomy, with some amazing results (well for me anyway).
Anyway, best to do you own research, but thought I'd mention it.
Hope that helps.
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