Hello and Welcome Jessica;
I am glad that you decided to join us. The symptoms you describe do sound like Lupus. I know that no one wants to have this disease, especially since it is a chronic disease. Everyone reacts differently to getting the news. Some are relieved because they are finally given a name for all of the things that have been affecting them; others are angry because they feel that they've lost a large part of their lives; some are frightened because they are unsure what their future will be like now that they have this disease.
However you react, it is OK!! It is scary to be told that you have a disease, especially one that can affect every part of your body. You have to now consider how your life will be changed because of this disease, what you must now do in order to prevent this disease from escalating, and how you can take care of yourself so that you can maintain a somewhat normal lifestyle.
We are here to help you with all of those issues and to make sure that you know that you are not alone. There are members here whose ages run the gamut from teenage to elderly, so there is someone here whom you can relate to and who can relate to you.
I am glad that you are here and there will always be someone available to you when you need us!
Peace and Blessings
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