Welcome to the site. I had to wait for 30 years before I finally got the medical community to listen to me. It nearly cost me my life before I got diagnosed. I am serious. I just turned 50 in December. The Rheumatologist that confirmed my diagnosis at the age of 36 told me that I have one of the most classic cases of Systemic Lupus Erythmetosis that he had seen in years. My Rheumatologist told me that he believes based on all that I told him on my family history that I have had Lupus since the age of about 5 to 7 years old. What makes me so upset is that this illness had to attack my heart muscle before they would even listen and test me for Lupus. I hope that the doctors are better now a days then they were back then. I have been on medications since 1996. I also had a seizure during my labor with my son and Pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes with both of my pregnancies and 2 miscarriages. I am glad that you finally got diagnosed. Hope that you keep posting. We all care for and about you.
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.