Welcome to the forum. I am glad that you found this site. There are a lot of us with Lupus and like Rob said there are some still waiting on a definite diagnosis. Lupus is a really hard illness to get a diagnosis for, because like Rob said, it mimicks so many other things. I can not tell you how many times the doctors treated me like I was a Hypochondriack. Like you I knew there was something terribly wrong. I hope that you get some answers as to what is happening with you soon.
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.