Help - family has MS - fear I may have it

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Help - family has MS - fear I may have it

Postby vswenson8790 » Tue May 01, 2012 10:06 pm

My grandfather, father, and most recently my sister was diagnosed from MS. I have noticed tingling in my legs and more importantly my left leg. It kinda feels like my leg is asleep, but different. It also feels like my leg is covered in Icy Hot but minus the hot part of it. How do you get rid of the tingling feeling? It seems to be constant. It does not come and go.

I have also noticed numbness in my toes.

I noticed that I am dizzy when I get up off the couch. I thought it might be because I stood up too fast.

Another symptom is fatigue. However I believe that could be explained by being in school, working, and volunteering at 2 places. But my sister was fatigued and she works as well as goes to school.

I went to the health clinic at the university that I attend to schedule an appointment which is next Tuesday. My mom told me to call the neurologist that my father and sister go to. I am going to call the neurologist tomorrow to schedule an appointment.

Has anyone had similar symptoms? Does anyone know more about heritability? All I have been reading is that its not known if its genetic, but if your family has a history of it, then you have a higher chance of it. I read that Caucasians and females also have a higher chance of it.
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Re: Help - family has MS - fear I may have it

Postby FLJhawk » Thu May 03, 2012 2:12 pm

Sometimes it seems to run in families and then, like with me, I am the first!

You do exhibit some of the classic signs of MS, so you are doing the right thing. Be sure to get on a good MS diet to hopefully contain this thing a bit. I hope you are ok, but if it runs in the family, stick to that diet regardless.
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