Hi Terri. It,s amazing how doctors are so unaware of lupus. I was told i had a skin infection then a fungal infection. I did suggest it might be lupus, but they don,t listen. It must be tough having it from a young age. I know what you mean about neglect. My late sister also had lupus. She spent years going to the doctors with various symtoms. By the time they found out she had lupus it was too late.