Welcome to the forum. I don't have all of the illnesses that you have, but I sure do have some of them. I can understand how it feels when family members have a hard time understanding when we are sick. I think it is, because we don't always look sick. I call the autoimmune illnesses the invisible illnesses and it sucks big time. I know what it feels like to be nauseated and achy etc. It is strange that some times you can feel ok and then suddenly get ill. This is just the way that Lupus does you. I hate it and wish that they could find a cure for it. I just wnat to let you know that you are not alone and that there are a lot of us that have lupus and a lot of the other auto-immune disorders. There are a lot of nice folks that come here and post and they have a lot of good information. I hope that you keep posting.
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.