I have been diagnosed with clinically isolated syndrome about 5 years ago. I had a LP and plenty of MRI scans. I have been having more symptoms and when I went to the doctors they sent me to the Neurologists. I saw the nurse first and she gave me LOTS of information about MS and has asked the consultant to see my sooner than my yearly check up. Although I have not yet been officially diagnosed with MS I am assuming this will be the final diagnosis.
I have a few questions about MS and wondered if anyone can help.
Firstly, are you still able to drive and have MS? I drive for a living so I am wondering if I will have to leave my job due to my illness. Also, in regards to work, they are asking me to complete a health and safety questionnaire. Can this be used if my employers want to get rid of me and get someone else in post?
Also, we would like to start a family. I have read that there is higher of passing on the MS gene if a parent has this. What have other people done or what do people think? I don’t know if it is selfish of me to start a family and pass this gene on.
To be honest, its all a whirlwind at the moment. I am gutted, upset and unsure of my future now! Where is that magic wand???
I would appreciate peoples views.