Purpletop, had such a good question yesterday about residual symptoms, one I had been wanting to ask. So I will ask another one. Lupus is usually considered a young woman's disease. When my first Rheumi suggested that I may have Lupus at 57 years old, my GP said unlikely at my age, a friend (doctor) said highly unlikely, I was to old. Well, apparently they were wrong and the Rheumi was right. My question is how many of us, male or female, were diagnosed later in life? Did it come from out of the blue or maybe we had it all the time?