Hi and welcome to the forum. I too have SLE and the doctors believe that I have had it most of my life as well. I did not get diagnosed until I was 36 years old, but the doctor believes that I have had it since the age of 5 based on my medical history. I did not get severe flares until after I caught the Chickenpox at the age of 35. After I got over that mess, my health took a serious nose dive to say the least and I was diagnosed with Lupus. There are a lot of folks that post here that have Lupus and they are great.
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.