Okay, you've got your answer...it's lupus. However, it's not a death sentence.
Now you need to find out from your doctor what his plans of action is for you. You will probably be put on plaquinel to begin with and maybe another drug. The plaquinel will slow down the progression of the lupus and help you feel better. It does take a few weeks to months for you to notice a difference. It has to build up in your system.
Next start finding ways to protect yourself from the UV rays put out from the sun, florescent bulbs, CF bulbs, and halogen bulbs. I have blackout curtains in my house and LED bulbs. When I go outside I wear a hat and sun protective clothing. I'm on the super sensitive side so I cover up well.
The rest of it is just face each issue as it rolls down the pipe at you. Don't fret over the "what ifs", because stress is bad for us. It seems to trigger flare ups.
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, diabetes, and benign familia tremors
When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))