I just read your post. I think you will really like this forum. You will be able to get a lot of answeres here. I am quite new here too.
I have SLE and have had it for most of my life. Lupus is a hard disease to have. I am 47 years old and did not get diagnosed until I was 36. With me the Lupus presented itself insiduously until I was 35 when it went full blown. I am doing pretty good on the meds that I am on.
I think that you will like these folks here a lot. Hugs, Kathleen