I was diagnosed with Lupus last september after having symptoms but no show on bloods for about 4 yrs, then suddenly something showed . I'm currently just about coping with a degree in english which i finish next yr. I really really want to become a Primary School teacher, that is what my heart is set on. But I'm a little worried about how I will cope with starting my PGCE (teacher training) in sept 2013. I just wondered if there were any teachers out there who do cope and who can enjoy it and have any tips on how to cope physically as well as emotionally! I know all about pacing...although I'm not always good at it! (I had ME when I was a teenager) The lupus affects my joints and skin and glands at the moment as I'm in a bit of a flare...I'm on Methotrexate and plaquenil and the MTX is really helping the joints but it's the fatigue which is the hardest thing at the moment.