Hi Kim! Welcome. I live in Texas also, the Dallas area. Sorry you have SLE but glad you are getting help and had a quick diagnosis. Do you take an anti-inflammatory? I take Celebrex, and since I started it, my joint pain is almost gone. I have a little late in the evening but that's it. Sometimes you have to try a few before you find the one that works. Mobic didn't help me at all, Lodine helped a lit, but Celebrex really knocked it out. Talk with your doctor and make sure he knows how much the joint pain is bothering you. Also, keep moving. Exercise, while sometimes difficult helps so much.
Again, welcome to the group.