Welcome bigsanfer! I was also diagnosed with lupus my senior year of high school. Then about
a month after starting my first "real" job, I had a bad flare and ended up in the hospital and on 60 mg pred. also on plaq. The moonface and all those other side effects, along with the insane amount of time it takes to taper down, is very hard, but hang in there! It is very discouraging, not to mention depressing! But that is what we are here for! So don't be bashful!
Lots of Love!
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, Anemia, Congestive Heart Failure, Kidney Failure