POLL: Does you parent/sibling have Lupus? Yes or No?

Does your sibling/parent have Lupus?
3
Yes - 33.3%
6
No - 66.7%

 
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iceejmh
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   Posted 5/16/2013 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello!
My mother and my aunt both are battling this vicious disease. I found it interesting that they BOTH have Lupus. So, I am doing my AP Stats project on Lupus in the family and testing the hypothesis that 20% of people with lupus has a parent or sibling with lupus.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me out by commenting on this post either

"I do not have a sibling/parent with Lupus" or "I do have a sibling/parent with Lupus."

Thank you so much! I will be sure to share my findings.

Post Edited By Moderator (Lynnwood) : 5/16/2013 9:32:16 PM (GMT-6)


couchtater
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   Posted 5/16/2013 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
You need to get permission from the website owner Peter Waite to do a research poll here.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, and Allergies

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

iceejmh
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   Posted 5/16/2013 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
really??? I don't consider this very personal or evasive, it's a simple "yes" or "no" question. Also, I have watched my mother and aunt both struggle with the disease, so I hope you don't see me as an intruder.

Lynnwood
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   Posted 5/16/2013 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
This kind of poll is okay per Peter.

Note, however, that questioning a subset of people whit Lupus who happen to use the internet and who happened to have stumbled onto this site and who have randomly decided to answer your question is not sufficient to gather data for a statistically accurate sample set. (Says the college math prof)
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Tabanna
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   Posted 5/17/2013 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I voted 'no' but my sister has Fibro and my mother has cancer, but has always had lupus like symptoms (but has never been diagnosed).  We all believe that we were pre-dispositioned...definitely something genetic happening here!

couchtater
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   Posted 5/17/2013 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay, I just wanted to be sure it was okay before answering.

No one in my family has been diagnosed with lupus but my mother has an autoimmune disease called MDS. My niece has the markers for MCTD but no inflamation yet.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, and Allergies

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

oreo11
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   Posted 5/17/2013 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
 
My mother had Temporal Arteritis and a mild form of Lupus.  My first cousin on my mother's side had Lupus and passed away last year.
 
Laura

Bsime
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   Posted 5/17/2013 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a much younger sister who has lupus and ms.
 
 
MCTD (SLE Lupus, polymyositis, scleroderma). Diagnosed 2005. Kidney, liver, GI tract, dysphagia, raynauds, barretts esophagus, quadriplegic in 2005. Recovered and now active in downhill skiing, golf, hiking. Meds: amlodipine, benezapril, omeprazole, potassium, folic acid, vitamins, maxide.

Remain Optimistic and you can overcome.
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