Children of diabetic parents linked with MS?

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river watcher
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   Posted 3/14/2007 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I have yet another question for everyone.  My Mother has diabetes and she was told that what I have may be a gland problem.  Are there glands that can have problems and mimic ms?  Has anyone heard of this?  Apparently if they are removed the symptoms can go away. Thanks.
Sherry

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   Posted 3/15/2007 4:59 AM (GMT -7)   
river watcher said...
I have yet another question for everyone.  My Mother has diabetes and she was told that what I have may be a gland problem.  Are there glands that can have problems and mimic ms?  Has anyone heard of this?  Apparently if they are removed the symptoms can go away. Thanks.
Sherry
A "gland" problem?  What "gland"?  There are lots of "glands" in the body, each of which serves a different function.  Thyroid problems -- the thyroid is one such gland --can cause problems that mimic MS, so if that is what your mother is referring to, you should go and be tested. Your thyroid can malfunction and you can either have too much or too little of the secretions that the thyroid produces. Hypothyroid, or hyperthyroid -- and either can cause symptoms that might look like MS, "from the outside".  If your thyroid is not working properly, and you get treated (usually by meds, rather than removing the thyroid), some symptoms can go away, or at least be greatly diminished.
 
But thyroid problems..and diabetes...are not MS. 
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


river watcher
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   Posted 3/15/2007 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I realize that thyroid problems and diabetes are not ms, or they wouldn't have three different names....that's why I formed it in a question and used words like 'mimic'.  I don't know what gland, that is why I threw it out there for someone to comment on.  Didn't realize I'd be treated like a moron though.  Think I'll keep my questions for the doc. 

Denda
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   Posted 3/15/2007 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sherry-

Thyroid was one of the first tests that my neuro did on me, since she said that can cause tremors and numbness, when it's out of wack. My dad had hypothyroidism and we were both hoping that was it for me as well.. Of course, that test came back fine. I don't know of anything else, sorry I couldn't help out more.


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letamarie
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   Posted 3/15/2007 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   

I think it was a great question! You should never be made to feel like a moron for seeking info.  I hope we're all here for the same reason.......to support and help each other in any way we can.

The answer could have been phrased better but the info was very good.  There are certainly some knowledgeable people here.

keep looking for answers Sherry.  I'm sure your questions are welcomed by all.

Leta


rhondab
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   Posted 3/15/2007 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey River Watcher

Hummm....u'r question does remind me of a conv i had with a friend sometime back. I can't believe i'm actually remembering!! Trouble is i can't recall the name of the gland, but there is a gland on either side of u'r back about where u'r kidneys are that can cause all sorts of havoc and can mimic ms symptoms!! I'll do some research and try to find info on that and post back if i get anything.
rhonda
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rhondab
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   Posted 3/15/2007 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Again River Watcher

Seems i'm having a tough day today. I have found several sites that discuss the adrenal gland (the gland i was trying to remember in my last post) but i can't make sense of it all right now. I'm going to give u the links and maybe u'll be able to follow it better than me. There is a connection to the thyroid glad as Uppity suggested and I think maybe u'll see the direction she was trying to give u in some of these links. Sorry i'm not much help, but maybe this'll give u a lead.

http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec13/ch164/ch164a.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrenal_gland

http://training.seer.cancer.gov/module_anatomy/unit6_3_endo_glnds3_adrenal.html


rhonda
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river watcher
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   Posted 3/15/2007 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you Rhonda!  I just checked all this sites you posted for me and they were very helpful.  My mother checked with her friend and yes that was the gland.  I am going to the doc's tomorrow to run this past him and I am seeing the nuro on Tuesday.  Thanks again for all you help. 

Sherry

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