Hi Meow Hippie Pants,
Welcome to the site. I am glad that you found us and that you joined the site. I feel bad for you that you got misdiagnosed, but you see Lupus is a very hard illness to diagnose, because it immitates so many different illnesses. I am glad that they finally got it right and that you are on medications for it now. I have Lupus and have had it for a very very long time. I just turned 50 last month and my Rheumatologist doctor told me that he believes that I have had Lupus since the age of between 5 and 7 years old. Basically I have lived with this disease all of my life. I hope that you keep posting as there are a lot of good folks that come in here.
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.