i am a 49 yo female, mom, wife, nurse and am "being treated for lupus"-over the past 2 years. despite being on vioxx, plaquinel,prednisone and imuran, my complements-c3 and c4 have continued to plummet. i don't have a +ANA, but have flares almost monthly. what can you tell me about complements? getting a second opinion this week. this diseasse is really playing havoc with my life