Hi everyone, my name is Alison. This seems a little weird, like AA or something "Hi, my name is Alison and I have Lupus". I was officially diagnosed a few months ago, but I've known I have Lupus for the past couple of years. What I didn't know is that I've probably had it since I was about 12 or 13. It's hard to say, because I also just found out I was born with an autoimmune disorder called Selective IGA Deficiency, which is why I was sick a lot growing up, and probably caused my Lupus. If there is anyone else out there with IGA Deficiency, let me know!

That's all I have to say for now. You probably all know how I feel, great when my symptoms go into hiding and like jumping off a building from time to time. I'm on Plaquenel, which is really rough on me because I can't tolerate medicine of any kind, but I'm not really sick, like a lot of people are, so I'm thankful for that. If anyone wants to chat about anything, let me know!