Since I decided to hijack my own thread I thought I'd repost the original question! Thanks for your help, MrsD.
After my dx the first thing I thought of was "have I passed this stuff on to my kids?". My Neuro at the time tried to calm my fears by telling me that it really isn't something that can be "given" to anyone. I've started to question this.
My oldest son has had some pretty strange sx in the past several years. Nothing that has prevented him from working or doing whatever he wants to do.....but they all sound strangely familiar to me......and it's scary.
He's had the "phantom" feeling of something wet on his leg, cognitive issues like not being able to recall a word, and that thing when you bend your neck forward and have the feeling of vibration in your torso (see....I can't even recall the name of it myself! ).
I try not to be an alarmist about it but cannot help but think that there is something "brewing".....just like it was for me when I started having strange sx years and years before I was officially dx with MS. I had sx for probably a good 20 years before I had the "exacerbation from heck" that earned me my dx of MS.
Anyone else here worry that you might have passed on this terrible disease (unknowingly) to your children? Anyone already have a child that has been dx with MS and did the Neuro say it was an heriditary thing?