And welcome...this is a friendly little site. I'm sure the others will be along shorty to welcome you.
I'm a 48 yr old woman, I live in Nova Scotia Canada and I'm in the process of being tested for lupus...which for me is a night mare. I'm seeing my family doctor next week to find out how her conversation with my rhuemy went...seems the specialist does not believe in lupus and refuses to test me or answer my questions.
I'll be asking my doctor to refer me to someone else. My mother had lupus and my sister has it. She is currently in remission for the lupus..so yah for her.
Every one is different...so dont write yourself off. There are many of the things you loved to do that you may be able to do again once you are sorted out with medications....there is always hope so don't give up...you are allowed brief pitty parties...we'll even bring cake by all means lean on us...ask us questions. Read all the posts you can find.
There is a tone of information to be had here and some very wise kind and gentle souls. Glad you found the site
Editing to say don't give up your pilates and yoga .... you man need to tone it down abit or rethink which positions and routines you do...but it's very important to keep moving. You have to respect you body when it's in a flare but you must keep moving. Speak to you specialist about this and to your yoga instructor.