I'm sorry that I can't answer your question as I'm newly diagnosed. I would like to ask you something though if I may. I was reading your response to a post and you said that you decided not to take any medicine,but to treat the lupus naturally. Would you share that with me? I really don't want to take any of those medicines with the scary side effects and I haven't learned how to treat it naturally. Any tips would be appreciated. Good luck!