Welcome to the forum. My name is Kathy. I have SLE, Lupus and have had it for years. I can certainly understand your fear. We all are very afraid when we first get diagnosed, because there is no cure. They have really good medications now and most people are able to live to a normal life expenctancy. I will be 50 in December and they believe that I have had lupus since the age of 5. Have they put you on any medications for your Lupus. You will learn in time what your limitations are and things like that. As far as the carpal tunnel, I don't know much about that. There will be others that come on here to welcome you that have a wealth of information that will help you a lot. I am pretty new to the site and I think that this site is really great. I hope that you keep posting and reading all the posts.
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.