Hi Retann, just read your message, glad to see u found this site, I am a newcomer also. Hope u find the information u recieve very helpfull, it's much better to talk to those who have the same experiences.
I have had problems since the birth of my daughter five years ago. I have been been diagionsed with subcutounous Lupus for three years, I suffer with severe facial lessions, and now severe joint pain, migranes, chest pain and depression. However my advice to you first is to get a good quality sunscreen and a sun hat. Always apply sunscreen at least 30 mins before going out in sun. Be very carefull what you are applying to your skin, many toxic indregients are used in products you may apply to your skin. Keeping all products as pure as possible has helped me.
Do you become anxious about the appearance of your skin? I know I do. I used to really let peoples stares really get to me, now if someone is obiviously staring I turn around and tell them why my skin has the appearance it does. It usually works!!! Do not let them get you down, they have no idea what you are going through and how strong you have to be !!!
Learn as much as you can about all aspects of discoid lupus, remember knowledge is power.
Take Care Nat28