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Is Lupus hereditary? I have fibromyalgia&arthiritis.

By Anonymous September 17, 2011 - 4:41pm
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My C-reactive protien was high but not diagnosed with lupus.My mother has lupus& I have all 12 signs of lupus.I am in alot of pain all the time.Like I said I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia at 16 yrs. old & I am 51 now.

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Lupus may occur at any age, but appears most often in people between the ages of 10 and 50.

September 19, 2011 - 5:15pm
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can u get lupus any age?

September 19, 2011 - 4:49pm
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Hi Anonymous,
Welcome to EmpowHer and thank you for your question. According to the Lupus Foundation: Heredity does seem to play a role. Ten percent of lupus patients have a first-degree relative (sister, daughter, son, mother) or a second-degree relative (aunt, uncle, first cousin) with lupus. Therefore, 90 percent of lupus patients DO NOT have relatives with lupus. Even in identical twins, when one sibling has lupus and the other twin does not, it is believed there are environmental factors that play an important role.

Since you are dealing with your pain associated with fibromyalgia and arthritis, please visit our websites regarding these conditions here:

Fibromyalgia - http://www.empowher.com/condition/fibromyalgia

Arthritis - http://www.empowher.com/condition/arthritis

I hope this information helps. If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask.

Good luck,

September 18, 2011 - 6:55am
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