Hi AmyR. I am 31 years old and was diagnosed 3 years ago with Lupus. My mom was diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis at the same time as we were both experiencing some pretty scary symptoms and had high ANA and inflammation markers. Unfortunately, my mom's condition has continued to get worse and after prodding from me, she went in to get tested for Lupus about 3 months ago and came back positive as well. This is a highly unusual case from what I understand, but in some weird way it is comforting to have her by my side going through it together. The absolutely terrifying part is, my daughter who is 11, came back with a high ANA last year of 1:640 and inflammation markers as well. Although they have not yet diagnosed her with Lupus (she is currently diagnosed with Celiac Disease), we are concerned that a diagnosis may be around the corner as she is heading in to puberty.
I understand your concerns and can relate. Hang in there!!
"Fortuna Favet Fortibus" ...Fortune Favors the Brave.
~ Diagnosed SLE Lupus, Endometriosis, Anxiety Disorder, IBS~
Meds: 400mg Plaquenil, Prednisone 6-day pack (for flares), 800mg Ibuprofen 3x day, Xanex (rarely), Vicodin (rarely)
Supplements: Omega 3/6/9 complex, 2000iu Vit D, Iron/B12, Calcium, Folate complex, Cranberry, Probiotic, MSM/Glucosamine.