Hi I'm new to this group. I am based in NZ but thought many of your posts were helpful. I am new to Lupus too (I had the rashes from 32) and didn't get diagnosed until Feb this year (59) in moderate stage but feel like I am degenerating faster now. Not sure if this is normal? Late diagnosis means fast tracked? I hope not! I've given up work and TRYING to slow down. I only go back to the Rheumatologist at the end of May for the second meeting so not sure where I'm at yet.