I just read something that was confusing, which to me is a constant state I live in! lol The article said that researchers think MS may be inherited, then later on it says it is not a directly inherited disease.
Anyway, hereditary or not, I got to thinking about my situation as well as my younger brothers. He has had for a while now an inoperable brain tumor. Actually it can be operated on but there are way too many risks involved, including the possibilty of death. He's dealt with disabling migraines ect. for years as well as other problems connected to this tumor. He is going to the neuro in a few weeks for some tests and a yearly check up and I told him to mention that I have MS.
As we were talking the subject of my moms health came up. We both had forgotten that when she was young she had a small tumor on the base of her brain that was treated with (I think I'm correct) cobalt treatments(?). She has also had thyroid trouble (including tumors)and terrible migraines. To this day she has had well over 100 tumors removed from her neck and vocal chords and no longer has any part of a thyroid gland.
Before being dx'd, about 15 years ago, I went to a neuro because of terrible headaches and vision problems. I was told I had empty sella syndrome and my only problem was migraines.
Now that I think about it and knowing what I do now, I'm beginning to wonder if there isn't something relative about all this. lol