I'm recently diagnosed with SLE early this year and have slowly ground to a halt. I reluctantly began with the 'serious' meds yesterday after trialing hydroxy rather unsuccessfully. What should I expect? The SLE fatigue causes me stress, hair loss and moodswings anyway so how will I know if it's the steroid side affects or my usual state! Today I feel different, not sure how. But the last 6 months I have sat and watched life, will the meds help me stand up and join in? Also, I was a vegan up to 2 years ago with great health, since eating as a carnivore with dairy my symptoms have raised their ugly head. Has anyone found changing their diet helps? Problem is I'm too tired to faff in the kitchen at the moment but looking forward to trying the vegan route again soon..