Welcome to this site. You can get a lot of good answers here from people who have this illness. I like this site a lot. I am sorry to hear that you have to give up a lot of competetive sports. It is sad. There are a lot of us that are very sun sensitive. I use a sunscreen that is 45 or higher and I have to wear a hat. I am suppose to wear long sleeved shirts and do so now, but for years I refused to and have paid a high price for that big time. You will learn what your limitations are and do the best that you can do. This is not an easy illness to live with, but hopefully someday they will find a cure for all of us that have SLE. God Bless
Lupus for many years. Like most of my life. Sjogrens that started at 35 and Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteo-Arthritis of the spine, Ankylosing Spondilitis, Periferal Neuropathy, mild CP and now just recently diagnosed with PA. I had a disc replaced in December of 2007.
Plaquenil, Sulindac, Imuran, Celiac diet, Tramadol and B12 shot once a month.