"The Lupus Book" by Daniel J Wallace, MD is the most recommended lupus reference around. It's often referred to as "The Lupus Bible".
Lupus is also known as "The Disease with 10,000 Faces" because it manifests so differently from person to person. Everyone can have various symptoms at various times, it can start in one person with joints, in another with skin, in another with an organ, and so on...a hyper-active auto-immune system that can decide at the drop of the hat that some normal part of the body is foreign and must be attacked -- which causes inflammation and pain.
Various symptoms come and go as time passes, but there is no definite "progression" or "remission" to the disease. Instead we speak of "quiet periods" and "flares". Lupus is unpredictable and while this year it may be active in one place, next year it could be doing something totally different.
The important thing is to take your medications as directed, and learn what kinds of stresses cause you to flare -- for some sun is a killer, for others it might be the stress of a tax deadline or eating rich foods too many days in a row -- everyone is different. Keep reporting all symptoms to your doctors, and be diligent about
eating, sleeping, mild regular exercise, and avoiding stress.
Another good read is The Spoon Theory
Hope that helps, keep asking away!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's ModeratorDIAGNOSING-LUPUS & LUPUS-RESOURCES
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