Hi LBeardsly; :lol:
Welcome to our Forum. I, myself, have been in remission for approximately 10 yrs now and here are my "remission symptoms". Occassional joint pains, especially in my feet, hips, wrists. I exercise daily (walking and/or jogging) and always end up with pain in my hip and ankles and I end up limping. I do light yoga for the stretching because it does help with the pain. I still experience fatigue, Lupus migraines and sleep disturbance. My remission only means that I have some control over my symptoms without having to take medications specific to LUPUS.
Even in remission, I have Fibromyalgia and experience joint pain, muscle pain and fatigue. I still suffer "mini-flares" if I get too much sun!! I also have a mild case of Raynaud's which causes pain. So, as you can see, even in remission...I deal with pain on a daily basis.
I wouldn't worry about strange looks from people. I have learned that everyone has some cross to bear. If you talk to those people, you will probably find that they have aches, pains and heartaches of their own. Perhaps their looks were sympathetic and not judgemental. Most people know how hard your job is!!
I wish you the best. Stay in touch and let us know how you are doing!
Peace and Blessings