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At 16, when he suddenly noticed a lack of muscle coordination, my boyfriend was diagnosed with Ataxia, at first they said it was Fridriechs which as I understand is non genetic, but as it began to progress, they changed it to Cerabellar which I think is the inherited form. I'm curious what the causes are and what treatments are available, also how can the type be determined. It was only recently that he was told it may be genetic, although no one else in his family has it. Before we had hoped to someday have a family, but we are worried about passing it on to our children. What are the odds we could have children not effected? He is still walking unassisted long after doctors predicted, is there a chance of a misdiagnosis? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.