Welcome to the board. I'm so sorry to hear u'r having symptoms, but try to keep in mind that MANY of the MS type symptoms are also symptoms of various other illnesses...and many of those much more benign. If u feel u'r experiencing any symptoms that indicate ms, or anything else, u should defiitely be seeing a doctor. But, i wouldn't walk in the door requesting to be 'checked for ms'. Rather, go to u'r pcp and explain to him/her what's going on and how these symptoms are presenting for u. How they feel and how long they last. Be ready for and open to all sorts of testing. Since many things mimic ms, many things will need to be ruled in or out and this may take a long time. I know, u'r mom has ms and u'r prob already aware of all this information, but just as a reminder, be ready to possibly wait a long time for answers.
As for a family history? Well my paternal grandfather had ms and so does a second cousin on the same side of my family. It is believed that ms is more prevelent in families across the lines of siblings rather than from parent to child. However, that doesn't at all dictate that u couldn't have ms since u'r mom does. Be seen by u'r doc. Let him decide if u need to be referred to a neurologist or other specialist. Take good care of u'rself and by all means..be proactive! Let us know how u decide to proceed and what the results of that are. I'm so glad u found us and decided to post. Please feel free to continue to ask questions and we'll all do everything we can to help u get answers.
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