Hi razorbcc, I also want to welcome you to the forum. You are really having a tough week.
I live near one of the major lupus research labs, and for a couple of years saw a rheumy there. They are doing a research study to determine whether or not lupus is genetic and although the study has not been completed, they do think there is a genetic predisposition to the disease, and that is passed through the mother I too am interested to learn more about this. My mother had lupus, I have lupus, and my 19 year old daughter has a high ANA, and reynaud's, so I worry about her. She feels fine, but I'm praying that she doesn't develop it later in life.
I'm so sorry about you and your sister and hope you are both feeling well.
Maybe she would like to join the forum as well. This is a terrific place to come for support, information, and friendship. We all need to vent from time to time so we come here and rave and rant with people who really do understand us. I hope to hear from you again.
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's, osteoarthritis, fibro, ibs, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision.
cellcept, neurontin, prednisone, plaquenil, synthroid, triamterene, cymbalta, tramadol, lunesta, actonel, meridia, tricor, aciphex, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin