Hey everyone I just joined this forum and would like to introduce myself. I am 28 yrs old and have been diagnosed with SLE / lupus nephritis for 7 years now. Damage to my kidneys was severe enough for me to start chemotherapy treatment. A combination of cytoxan and rituxan was given to me on and off for 2.5 years along with other maintenance drugs i.e. prednisone and plaquenil. Thankfully my disease has been calm and kept at bay for 4 years now. I hope to share stories and similar experiences on this site. Thanks! =)