I was wondering if anyone has other ‘autoimmune’ related diseases along with MS? Also any intances in close family??
I’ve been searching on here for info/links and it’s an absolute nightmare! (yes - too much time on my hands at the moment and you can only take so much daytime TV!!!)
My symptoms all fit MS and most of the obvious ‘mimics’ have been ruled out. However my brain scan revealed lesions in th frontal lobe and a ‘significantly enlarged pituitary gland’. I have not had spinal MRI’s yet so have no idea whether there are lesions there.
The reason I’m interested is that my biological father had Addison’s Disease and post mortem they found he had died of a pituitary gland tumour that caused a stroke. He also had Pernicious Anaemia (and something else autoimmune related that I can’t remember!)
My mother has also suffered with Pernicious Anaemia plus severe vertigo and she has glaucoma(I’ve just been diagnosed with glaucoma too).
I’ve just got in touch with a cousin (long story relating to only finding out recently that my dad who brought me up wasn’t my biological dad) and she thinks her mother (bio father’s sister) had ‘unconfirmed’ MS and was a wheelchair user for years.
Any info would be really appreciated!!!