Hey im an 18 year old Male, diagnosed with SLE at 17 but have had symptoms of it for some time now. In my case it has effected my kidney and i am leaking some amount of protein. Ive also had to ride that prednisone train like alot of other SLE patients. I started on 75 mg Pred and its really affected my life, but hearing lately off the net that i may be able to get off this drug and try out a new drug like 'plaqenil' or something gives me some hope of losing the fatigue, terrible moon face, and mood swings. My beautiful girlfriend found this site and from what ive seen its really positive and chirpy considering its an illness site. So thought id give it a go.