My first post on this website. I was diagnosed with Lupus 4 weeks ago at the Louise-Coote clinic. I’m a very sociable single 31 year old female living in London. My Lupus symptoms are joint pains (my hands/fingers lock into place and I can’t straighten or create a fist), reynauds, rash on cheeks and I’ve tested positive for some of the blood antibodies. I’ve suffered with an overactive bladder for the last few years but it’s thought this is not connected to the Lupus. I also started to get double vision last Summer which may or may not be linked (MRI scan is clear, waiting to see a neuro-opthamologist). On the whole I feel fine and healthy and having read a lot of Lupus patient stories I am relieved not to have worse symptoms. The joint pain and double vision have both been hard to live with, but I’m now on a short course of steroids which has helped with my hands. I think my doctor wants to put me on hydroxychloroquine long term. Anyway, my post is really to say hi, but also as a newly diagnosed patient I wondered whether or not things will get worse for me over the years? Do new symptoms constantly crop up? With the tiredness worsen with time (I’m already starting to feel tired more often, and more ‘confused’ which is a little scary)? I know it’s probably hard to say and everyone is different, but if anyone has any insight or just wants to say hi I would love to hear from you.