First let me say try to relax and take a deep breath. This is scary and u've been thru a lot, but in time u'll get answers and get some help on all this. U are NOT alone here friend. There are meds avail for ms that try to help slow progression. Is u'r mom on any med?? They are commonly referred to as CRABs. Copaxone, Rebif, Avonex and Betaseron. All are injections. There are also meds avail for treatment of symptoms. These are meds for things like spasticity. On the work issue, yes, many, many people with ms DO work. More than u may think carry on normal lives with full time jobs and some very demanding jobs. My best friend is a school teacher. She stands for several hours a day and has a VERY full classroom. She has ms and she has daily symptoms to deal with, but she is being very proactive in her diet and healthcare and she is flourishing! There IS hope and there IS help. Try not to jump the gun on the ms dx just yet. I know with u'r mom's history there may be that natural worry that u too are affected, but there is no solid evidence that ms is or isn't hereditary. Let u'r doc get these tests done and wait as calmly as u can to get the results. In the meantime feel free to come here and ask questions and vent all u'd like. We'll be here to support u thru this.
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