Hello, I'm just a little nervous so would appreciate some advice if anyone's around now. I'm suddenly having lower right abdominal pain and it's become really severe. I've had this before but not as bad and gone to emergency worried that it was appendicitis but it's never been that so I don't want to waste another trip for that same result. It's considerably worse this time though, so I'm not sure what to do. It's hard to stand up straight cause it hurts. I've been told though on other visits that there are glands or lymph nodes or something around your appendix that can swell in some cases and cause syptoms similar to appendicitis and knowing that us lupies tend to get swollen glands as a symptom I'm thinking that might be it again. Don't know what to do, safest is probably go get checked, but I hate going there, they're starting to think I'm a hypochondriac I think...oh well, we'll see what happens I think. Thanks for your help.