Hi. My first "burn" was along shins & long bones of arms, dx'ed by small-town drs. in mid-1960's as shin splints. (Ha. I played tennis a lot, so that was what the drs. thought was logical.) In time, joints also began acting up.
Lupus is a connective tissue disease, which meant precisely NOTHING to me when I first saw the phrase. The human body has a lot of it, and lupus can inflame and affect anywhere from a little to a lot.
I'm subacute, meaning no involvement of major organs. But I have ongoing ongoing pain & fatigue. But in lupus, that's LUCKY.
How about you, how are you doing? Do you have a diagnosis? Are you being treated? Sending you best wishes, Vee