Hey Mary Ann:
So sorry to hear about the SLE and Discoid Lupus too. That's a real bummer and I hope they are treating it for you. I just found out this summer that I have Lupus Profundus (or Lupus Panniculitis (sp?)) This is of the skin too, according to my Dermatologist it shows that my SLE isn't quiet and I need a different treatment to get me all better.
Of course my Rheumy doesn't necessarily agree with my Dermatologist and they've been disagreeing about my changes in my skin and body. They can't even agree on which medication to give right now. Finally, though they've now agreed and I've started my new medication.
Mary Ann, I'll be praying for you and I hope that whatever medication they give you for your Discoid lupus gets better really quickly. Keep us posted on how you're doing okay. Happy New Year to you and I hope you start to feel better really soon.
DX- RA, Lupus, Fibro, LGL Leukemia, Obstructive & Central Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Hypertension, Bells Palsy, Gastroparsis, Blood Clots, Glaucoma, Chronic Pericarditis & Pleurisy, Severe Anemia. Way to many medications to list.