Hi Alison :lol:
Welcome to our family. Like you, most of us realized that we suffered with symptoms of Lupus for years before we were diagnosed. We look back on those aches and pains and illnesses we suffered with in Jr. High and High School and say, "oh yea, I bet that was lupus back then!"
I am glad that you joined us. You will find that everyone here is very informative, understanding, supportive and comforting. We want you to know that you are not alone!
Peace and Blessings
Look For The Good and Praise It!