I'm probably one of the older, if not the oldest person on this site ! I was diagnosed with SLE, (Lupus cerebritis), in 1981, It didn't take terribly long for the diagnosis once I had a near fatal episode. For six months, I was on high doses of Prednisone which probably saved my life. Since then, I've been pretty lucky (minor problems) until one year ago when I had a heart attack and had three stents inplanted. Doing okay now, but have had a several mos. long lupus flare - whole body rash (mostly gone now), etc. Took Pred. for 5 or 6 weeks and now on Plaquenil and meds to help my heart. I cover up when in the sun and limit that time as much as possible, plus pace myself. Am interested in knowing if there are others who have had heart attacks and whether you think it was related to lupus. Also, if anyone with CNS Lupus, experiences depression. Am anxious to hear from others with lupus and maybe learn something ! Also, I think it's good for support.