Like Ron and luvpinkpeeps, I get very sick when I go out in the sun. I can only spend very short periods of time and sometimes the sun is so intense and hot here in the desert that just running errands can expose me to the sum more than my little body can handle. I will get flu like symptoms, exactly like Rob. My doctor always tells me to avoid the sun at all costs and I try very hard to do what she says I will wear a hat when I am out and even wear long sleeves if I can stand it. The sun is just so yucky for us and can cause so many problems from skin issues to joint issues. I think your pain is related to the sun. Just relax your body for a few days, make sure you get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water and you will feel better soon. Hang in there and just think, at least you are figuring this out and it is something that can mostly be avoided
As I grow to understand life less and less,
I learn to love it more and more.
Age 29, Lupus for last 7 years
Medications: Methotrexate, Lyrica, Celebrex, Flexeril, Theophylline, Bactrim, Xopenex, Lisinopril, Ultram