Hi and welcome to the forum. I have had Lupus for at least 45 years from what my Rheumatologist told me, but I did not get diagnosed until I was 36 after I had a bad bout of the chickenpox and my health took a serious nose dive. That is also when the Sjogrens decided to present itself as well. I started have Lupus symptoms at the age of 5, but for years the doctors would not take me seriously and would not believe me. It was terrible and that crap nearly costed me my life. The Lupus started affecting my heart and lungs in a big way. I am doing ok, but I do have a lot of flares and that stinks. It just goes along with the illness as there is no cure yet. I am glad that they diagnosed you and you can get the medications to get it under control. Keep posting ok.
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.