Brittini, there are a lot of people on this forum - from young to old and everything in between. Angela is right - ask anything you feel like asking. There are no 'silly questions' and you can cry, laugh, be angry, be scared, whatever you need to. That's what we're all here for. Every one of us is living with lupus, just like you. We don't all have the same kind of symptoms, but we all understand what it's like to have a disease that doesn't go away. YES, you may be able to live a pretty normal life with lupus - there are many here who have gone into 'remission' for long periods of time. You need to listen to your doctor (hope you have a good one!) and take your meds. Then you have a better chance of managing your disease. I'm still learning how to do that. I was pretty old to be diagnosed with lupus (55) but I'm learning that I've probably lived with the disease for years and years...just didn't know it.
There are some pretty great people on this forum, and some have a wealth of knowledge. You'll get answers, and more importantly, you'll get support. Welcome, Brittini.
"If you trust Google more than you trust your doctor than maybe it's time to switch doctors."