Welcome to the site. My name is Kathy and I have SLE Lupus and have had it most of my life. I understand how you feel. This is a really serious illness big time. I will be 50 in December. I have had this illness nearly all of my life from what my doctor told me when he first diagnosed me. There are times even now that I get depressed and disgusted by this illness, but I flat out refuse to let it take me down. I hope that you can get to feeling better. There are a lot of nice folks here that are very compassionate and understanding. We all try to help each other and to make each other feel better. You can get a lot of good information here. There will be others that will come along and welcome you too. Hang in there and do 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.