When I was first diagnosed I went through a very long phase and I call it the "Why Me Syndrome" I could not figure out why out of my very large family, was I the one chosen for this disease? My family even said the same thing. No...Actually they said..."You can't have MS", or "Where did you get it from" or best yest..."Nobody in the family has it so how could you get it"????
Well, not too long ago in one of the many MS magazines I get in the mail. I found the answer to my questions and to my family's questions along with many people with MS.
The answer is that MS is an AUTOIMMUNE disease. Now you say "I already know that" but did you know that there are over 100 known Autoimmune diseases? Autoimmune diseases/disorders are hereditary in a lot of cases. There are always the few that get it for NO known reason. After seeing this list I know that it made a lot of sense to me why I would have a good possibility of getting an autoimmune disease/disorder. It also made me understand why my youngest son would also get and autoimmune disease. I will explain that one later.
I am just waiting for the next time that somebody in the family asks me again. Because almost everyone on both sides of my family loves to blame the other family as to how I got this disease.