My mum has recently been diagnosed with MS - and it looks as though she’s probably had it MUCH longer than thought, as many previous misdiagnosed illnesses/strokes seem now to have been caused by MS attacks. We’re just learning about how this will affect her. The reason for my post at the moment, is that my mum seems to be particularly keen for me to get tested for MS. A few niggling issues I’ve had have made her concerned that they tally with what she recognises as MS symptoms. I’m just unsure as to whether they’re actual symptoms, or whether she’s maybe concerned due to her recent diagnosis.
The other week I woke up in the middle of the night with a crushing pain in my chest…my mum likened this to the “MS hugs” she has…and I often wake with aches in my hips when I’m sleeping. I was just wondering whether there is a family connection with MS? I’ve done a bit of research online, and I know studies are inconclusive…but just wondered if there were any actual real life examples where there were or anything.
Thanks in advance for any advice/help.