Sorry you are so down. I was dx last week myself so we are in same boat almost. I havent started plaquenil yet...I have had Fibro for 15 years and don't know whether to be madder about the new dx or the fact that I've probably had Lupus 15 years since I had a "false" positive back in 1990, and they just diagnosed it. Ugh. It is horrible. All I can offer is "hang in there". Also, your bf, doesn't believe you have Lupus you said...do you have a rash and lesions too? Arent they visible to him?? If you don't he sounds like an insensitive jerk anyway, what;s the big loss? Your health is most important right now. Take the c's instead of the a's. Everyone has something, IMPO, I would not mention Lupus to professors unless you need a deadline extension, then I would pull it out.. Just my thoughts...again..hang in there...
Dx this year SLE but because of past symptoms and testing I think I've had it 15 years!Dx 1990 Fibromyalgia, depression, OA, migraines, plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel synd. both feet.Heart surg '97 for bicuspid aortic valve w/regurg. hi cholestrol.