Am I being safe by getting tested for Lupus every year or am I over reacting?

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  1. fallenpixie09 profile image58
    fallenpixie09posted 7 years ago

    Am I being safe by getting tested for Lupus every year or am I over reacting?

    Lupus runs on my biological father's side of the family and in the four previous generation, at least one person tested positive for it.

  2. maverickserp profile image56
    maverickserpposted 7 years ago

    If your family have history of it, in my opinion it's safe. It's better to have prevention than cure.

    That way, you are always check and ensure you don't have any symptoms of it.

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    I would think that some kind of genetic testing could show if you have the gene or not and you would not have to be tested yearly.

  4. That's the way profile image63
    That's the wayposted 7 years ago

    Hmmm... Lupus is very hard to diagnose sometimes. You are not over reacting, but keep in mind that antibodies tests are not always reliable sign of presence or absence of disease. The best thing you can do is to take advice from your doctor and to inform about lupus. I hope that helped

  5. Jarn profile image83
    Jarnposted 7 years ago

    Don't worry, it's never Lupus. -Dr. Gregory House.

    But seriously, a simple ANA titer should give you an idea of how active your immune system is. It won't diagnose Lupus, but it will tell you when your immune system has kicked into overdrive, whatever the reason. It's a lot less of a hassle than getting tested for Lupus yearly, so consider doing that instead. Should the ANA ever go through the roof, then you can test for Lupus.

  6. fallenpixie09 profile image58
    fallenpixie09posted 7 years ago

    thanks everyone! all your advice has given me a few options to think about. It really means alot!

 
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