Firstly, let me thank you for serving this country so bravely. I am very grateful for you and your fellowservicemen of this country for my freedom and liberty today.
OK, with that taken care of, Im sorry you are not feeling well. Lupus does NOT have to run in a family, though sometimes different autoimmunes diseases do, but defnately not required. Secondly, though lupus does affect a much larger percentage of women than men, it does occur in men as well. As a matter of fact, there are a couple of great guys who are members of this board! So, lupus is certainly posiible. I know I have read in many places the health troubles are soldiers are experiencing when they return home from the middle east. Does the doc think there could be a connection? I know there are many complaints of the brain fog, joint and muscle pain, stomach problems, etc. Feel free to stick around - this is a great place to get support. I hope you find some answers soon!!
Take care of yourself,
For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, love and a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7