Hello everyone! I'm Jen, newly diagnosed and I live in the United States, in California. This is one of the only support groups that I could find so I hope it's ok that I joined. I'm on a roller coaster just like the rest of you. However, I'm finally happy to have a diagnosis that doesn't say I'm a hypochondriac, needs mental health treatment, or any of the other ridiculous things I've been told over the last 10 years. My swallowing is affected and I have chronic microvascular ischemic disease. I'm wondering if the Migraines are connected to Lupus and if anyone else has this problem? Maybe you have pointers to avoid migraines. My body is in a constant state of pain and I have soreness in my muscles. I take 0 medication because I haven't been to the Rheumatologist yet. I guess I'm looking for pointers.