... yesterday, I can't stop crying. Is this something she got as a direct result of me??? Did my genes pass on this awful wolfe to my own child??? I feel awful..:( I was diagnosed at 22 or so, she has been suffering from many of the same things I did at around the same age. I feared a long time back she may have SLE, but it wasn't until yesterday when she brought me the letter from her Dr. They have her on methylprednisolone and want to try the methyltrexate too. My gosh I feel awful for her.. this is too sad for words. Does anyone else have children that have been diagnosed with SLE? Does this disease only affect only our female children???