About Me: Female, 44, Perth, Australia, member since Nov 2010
I am 40 and have a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. I have had DBT therapy which has helped me manage it better. I have a birth mum with MS and an identical twin sister with MS. I am currently experiencing tingling and bubbling in my lower calves and feet t
[More]hat come and go. I am very worried I may have MS but have had an MRI which come up inconclusive. I have read that it can take years to get an official diagnosis of MS. This has me concerned as I am currently in the process of building my self esteem around a 'sense of mastery' with my studies. I also have epilepsy which I'm told is common to have neurological deficits being an identical twin. I understand that statistic say if you are an identical twin and one has MS the other has a 30% chance of developing it too. I have been told these 'paresthia' sensations I am experiencing could be related to my epilepsy. I have found no evidence through my research on the web that this could be the case, rather, the information I have found points this more towards MS. I don't think my worry is due to my mental illness, I am sure this would have anyone concerned considering I have such a high genetic predisposition. Any thoughts / professional advice would be greatly appreciated.
Welcome to the MS forum here. This is a great place to come to learn more and just hang out. We have quite a few folks from Oz here - if you have questions in particular about your medical system they are always happy to jump in. welcome again, Lulu
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