Re: What Are The Chances Of Me Being Diagnosed With Lupus If My Mother Had It
Hi. I've read that people who have lupus in first-degree relatives have a *slightly* increased chance of developing it & that it's very far from a "given" that you'll end up with it. (The odds in identical twins are a lot higher than in, say, mother-daughter.)
I think the mainstream lupus books speak to this: you could find some at your local library or bookstore. Also, you could make sure that you're familiar with the classic signs & symptoms. Even though your risk may not be elevated much at all, you'd maybe feel more comfortable if you were armed with some up-to-date basic knowledge. And be mindful of sun exposure (which everyone should be, lupus or no lupus).
Hope this helps a bit! Take good care, from Vee