My name is Hanna and im from Finland. I joined this community because im pretty sure I have a gene that causes ataxia. I have no idea which type, but im almost 100 % sure I have it, since my father has it. I started to have symptoms about two months ago, I noticed difficulty going down stairs and at night when I woke up, I have trouble keeping balance when going to the bathroom. I started taking q10, and already it has helped with my symptoms, at least I have more energy. Now that I read some posts here, I ordered trehalose from trehalose.co.uk/, Im praying to God that will help me. I dont know which type my father has, but he is now in very bad shape, he has had it over 20 years now. When I talked years ago to my fathers doctor, she said that they have no evidence it could be hereditary. But my fathers two sisters have ataxia (some form), and one has epilepsy and one schitsophrenia. Im thinking could these diseases relate somehow? Could there be a gene or something in my fathers side of family that causes these illnesses? Well, now I think im in trouble because I have had these symptoms. I have two little children, daughter 3 yo, and a son 4 months. I cant get sick now. My father is now 72 years old, he started to have symptoms somewhere between 40-50. I'm 29 years old. Has anyone had help with trehalose??