Well gfk,

I do know where your coming from i've had ailments for years which Lupus can give you seizures, spondalitis which i was born with, dvt, and many more when i was diagnosed 3yrs ago and the rheumo looked at my history in 25yrs plus symptoms from a child and when the bloods came in he told me i was born with it and it came from my parent's.
In last 2yrs alone it's been a nightmare for me also to live with and the pain and recentley they've found a tumour on my liver which they reckon is to do with the sle.

It's so lovely to have you with us and if your ever down vent away because Lupus does thrieve on depression and it makes your symptoms feel worser than they actually are.