Hi! My name is Nikki... just doing the whole newbie introduction thing. Have just started exploring this site... newly diagnosed with Lupus, but I have been dealing with symptoms for years. I was originally being treated as a Fibro and RA case. After working with my Rheumy for almost a year trying to handle swelling and flare ups and tons of blood work, I've got the diagnosis.

So I'm here to learn, be supportive, and hopefully find comfort in knowing that we are definitely not alone in this fight! I have my good days and I try so hard not to waste them.

Nice to meet you all, I look forward to getting to know everyone and their stories