Can you give your children MS?

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   Posted 2/17/2010 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
if my boyfriend has MS and we have children- will my kids get it from him?

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   Posted 3/4/2010 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm really not sure about the answer to this. I was diagnosed 17 yrs ago after trying to figure out what exactly was wrong with me since my symptoms kept changing all the time. After my father died we found out he not only had rheumatoid arthritis but also m.s which was unheard of in his days. 3 yrs ago we went to a family reunion on my dad's side and I met 5 cousins who all suffer from m.s and I had no clue of this before as we didn't see them because of distance. 4 yrs ago my brother found out he had m.s and the first thing his neuro asked him was if anyone in the family had it. My doctor said it can't be inherited but that it is genetically transmitted and he doesn't see the difference. Now my docotr has adviswed us that our daughter is showing signs of havong it and wants to send her for an MRI, she chooses not to go, doesn't want to know. Our youngest grandaughter had neurological tests done at 2 yrs old becuase of some signs...verdict unknown at this time. She's now ten.
I don't think anyone knows for sure..

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   Posted 3/4/2010 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
     Inherited MS patient ( 17 years) here but all the docs and nueros tell me it's very rare. My mom had this but when we research family it turned out the whole family was auto immune, IE Lupas, MS, Chrons, ect ect. They are just discovering  that there are family cluster groups of auto immune. So sorry I don't have a yes/no answer for you but this may lead you to some good research. I will tell you I watch my daughter and granddaughters closely and make sure they take Vit D in winter. I make sure everyone in my family takes Vit D. Best of  FishMike

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   Posted 3/10/2010 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
hey since all the auto-immune things are related, does it make it more likely for your offspring to have MS/asthma/lupus/eczema/ulcerative colitis/chrones/diabetes

if one parent has MS

an the other has allergies and ulcerative colitis?

i guess they are all the same thing aren't they? our immune system going haywire and attacking us!!
Female, 35. Diagnosed December 2009 after 4 months of pain, blood and mucous.
sulfasalazine prescribed but never taken as my flare went away with small liquid meals, probiotics and vitamins.

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