I’ve been terrified of MS for my entire life. My father was diagnosed when I was born and I’ve watched his health deteriorate as I’ve grown up. Its been very hard watching his physical and mental state slowly get worse and worse over the years.
The thing that scares me the most is that my father’s sister also has MS, which makes me feel like its something that runs in my family.
I’m a 24 year old guy and lately I’ve been feeling a pressure behind my right eye, as well as some aching in my lower right leg for seemingly no reason.
These could be completely benign and unrelated, but as soon as stuff like this starts to pop up, I start immediately assuming the worst. I’ve got an appointment to see my doctor in a few days. I’d like to get checked out in order to get some peace of mind, but I’m not sure what exactly I should do.
I’m also not even sure I should be so worried. I got an MRI about 2 or 3 years ago to get checked out and it came out fine, and I’ve gotten an eye exam recently and that also came out fine.
I wish I could just stop worrying about it, but with the family history, I just have this overwhelming sense of dread that is constantly looming over my head.
Any advice or words of wisdom?