Hi everyone. Ive recently been diagnosed with sle but have been suffering the symptoms for about 3 years. The last two weeks, I have a swelling at the base of my spine and am finding it hard to walk with pain in my legs and back. Does anyone else have any experience of this. I also have fibromyalgia (so ive been told by the rheumatologist) so am wondering if that is the cause. Have an appointment with consultant in two weeks and my gp has given me painkillers in the meantime.