I have yet to get a rheum to diagnose me but all the writing AND symptoms are on the wall and "lupus"is thrown around by all my other doctors. I have 9 joints affected but all soft tissue damage and degeneration. When I am off plaquenil and ldn I get the rash on my face. I go through periods of flare where the pain is intense in all areas to the point I can barely walk or bend to even put my underware on. Now I keep getting sores inside my nostrils. I keep seeing nose and mouth sores listed but never what type so wondering if that's what it is.. just feels almost like I scratched my nose picking it but of course I Cant see into the upper areas of my own nose and I'm not picking my nose except trying to figure out why it hurts so bad, sometimes there's blood and I assume the hard part I'm feeling is a scab.. I never had these before but they tend to last a couple weeks at a time and has been going on for almost a year now.. where the joint pain and inflammation has been about 4 years.