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   Posted 10/24/2007 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
How many of you women with Lupus have had a child or children that are mentally challanged in some way and is it because of Lupus?
I ahve a son that is mildley mentally challanged that is why I'm asking. I also have a daughter that has TM, so far my oldest daughter doesn't have anything she  is 27.

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   Posted 10/25/2007 4:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Veronica, I myself don't but I know others here have mentioned challenges with their children. I have no idea if it is from the lupus though.
I'm sure others will chime in in the morning
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   Posted 10/25/2007 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Veronica,

Bumping this back to the top . . . I'm not sure anyone can really answer that question. I know some of the children of our members do have challenges, I just don't know if the percentage is higher than the normal population. There are SO many special needs with everyone's kids right now . . . likely because of our processed food and possible the way we vaccinate. (not against vaccines, just worry about how young its started and how many they do in one day and there is some controversy over the ingredients).

I'm so sorry your kids are being challenged like that. I have four adult children. One of the four has a learning disability, but he managed very well after HE decided to work a plan to manage it (sometime in his teens). He has since gone on to do a couple years at a local college and has a good job and lives on his own.

I think what you will find within families of Lupans is other auto-immune issues (chrons, scleroderma, asthma, epilepsy, sjogrens, etc. ) . . . but your questions is very interesting.

I'll be watching this topic.


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   Posted 10/27/2007 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm bumping this up because I'm really interested in answers.

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   Posted 10/27/2007 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Veronica:

My daughter is almost 15 she had a learning disability. No doctor would say what caused her to have the problems that she has. I can say that we started her intervention at age 2 1/2 and this past April 2007 we removed her from special education. She's in honors classes in high school and is doing remarkably well. Current grades are 6 A's and 1 B. Her social skills are still needing work but overall she's doing very well.

I know there are several ladies here whose children have Autism, I don't remember anyone stating that their child developed it because of our lupus. I hope this helps you some. I'm more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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   Posted 10/27/2007 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
My son is now 24 and he was born MMR at least that's what I'm thinking. He was always slower than his sisters. He has adhd. I now when I was pregnanut with him I had problems. I had a miss carriage before him, it was my third since I had started having children. It seemed like I had one inbetween each child and before my first.

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