My lupus diagnosis was about 4 yrs. Ago. When I was 22 ...57 now...i was in and out of hospital with major surgeries for UC. The large intestine was completely ulcerated and eventually was removed. Thank God for small intestines! This proved a cure for the UC but as I look back, i have had lupus symptoms starting in childhood. I had Raynauds..headaches...trouble sleeping...joint pain. They were all written off as growing pains. Some of my doctors have told me that the UC and Lupus go hand in hand. Of course other doctors say its possible but no difinitive answer. Has anyone had digestive issues with lupus?