I am new to these Boards. I was diagnosed with lupus last year. Although confused because it was the scleraderma tests that showed abnormal. This autoimmune stuff is confusing. My 32 year old son was diagnosed with Lupus a little over a year ago and he has had problem after problem. He has been hospitalized a couple of times and suffers experiences a lot of pain in his sternum. My 33 year old daughter lost her kidneys about 8 years ago due to autoimmune and they have yet to put a name on it. I have a 28 year old son who does not have any symptoms. Perhaps he will be the lucky one. My lupus is mild but obviously my two adult children have very severe cases.