I don't think that you have to worry about the doctor sending you away and saying have a good life. I think that it sounds like you may have Sjogrens with the Lupus and you need to ask him about Restasis Eye drops for your eyes. He may have to add Imuran to stop the pain in the joints. I hope that this helps.
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.