I have had the pleasure of both Discoid Lupus and Sytemic Lupus. I am in remission now and have been for a while. Most of my problems came from the stress from my Mother or so I thought. I just read some articles on Mercury in dental fillings and bridges. It is directly related to Lupus. I have had mine all replaced because of other reasons. The fillings got cavities under them or the tooth need a crown etc.. I just assumed the mother was the only reason. I can tell you I have gotten better and better as they were replaced. While stress is a big factor, I have to believe heavy metal posioning is a factor also. I have a sister who has systemic lupus who was doing well until about 1 1/2 years ago and then started with a flair up. Upon talking to her she informed me that she had a bridge put in at that time and assumed the dentist read her file and didn't use any mercury. It turns out he did.
It's not just co incidence I am sure. Just wanted to share this information.