Hi ya maddog
Welcome to the site...I'm sure someone will be along soon who knows more about this stuff...I'm just learning myself and I'm not fully diagnosed yet...in doctor limbo at the moment.
Lots to read here and this is a very friendly and supportive group .
I'm 48 yrs old and live in Nova Scotia Canada. My mother had lupus and my sister is currently in remission. I've just started showing signs alittle over a year ago. My rhuemy doesn't believe in lupus ... so my family doctor is supposed to have a conversation with her...if she doesn't get off the stick and start testing then I'll be moved to another specialist.