HEY Sunshine :) Welcome! I too am sorry about
what you are going through! I started having joint pain in my knees and elbows then my hips. Then it moved to the balls of my feet and when I woke up in the morning, it felt like I had decided to sleep standing up for days. Eventually it moved to every little spot that could move. Very painful. (had to wait for my work insurance to kick in) I also was pretty anemic. 3 of my grandparents have RA so I walked into a rhuemy's office and said I have RA, I need treatment fast. Welp, long story short, did blood work and he said that I had some of the highest test edicating sle than he had seen in a while!
I was also in tears because it got to the point when I was leaving from work, I could hardly walk out the door from the pain. This was in 07, now I am happy to report that we are now in control of my Lupus and I can lead a normal life! So yes, your story sounds almost mirror to mine in the beginning. HW is a wonderful family, to be honest, when I was in my roughest time, i don't know what I would have done without their support. Let us know what you find out!