Hello, my name is Stacey and I am 26. I was diagnosed with SLE in November 2012 and have had some serious ups and downs since then. My main symptoms are joint and muscle pain, numbness and tingling in my hands and feet, sun sensitivity and fatigue. My rheumatologist has been trying to figure out the right meds since my diagnosis, we have tried: plaquenil, prednisone, myfortic and vimovo. I am still taking the plaquenil and vimovo but don't get all that much relief. The myfortic made me extremely ill and the prednisone had very little positive effect. Just last week he referred me to a new doctor who is listed as a "pain management & physical rehab" specialist. He has also decided to try me on Cymbalta (I was diagnosed with anxiety/depression in the fall of 2013 by my gp but with Paxil and seeing a therapist have been feeling much better in that area). He said Cymbalta has the added benefit of pain relief... or something. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed at my appointment. It seems that he is now thinking I may have something in addition to Lupus. Anyway, that's a bit about me