Hi everyone!!! Since November Ive been living with Lupus. For awhile I would come to sites like this, read other peoples messages and cry. I now have enough courage to try to share my experience with other people.I guess I was in somewhat of denial, I just couldnt believe this was happening to me, Superwomen.Now I have come to realize that I am Mortal.I started having bad arthritis attacks in September, I also had a severe weight and hair loss at that time. I was under alot of stress with work, the kids, a unsupportive boyfriend, and trying to enroll in Nursing School.I thought I could handle it all but my body was telling me that somehing wasnt right. One day I thought I was having heartburn, that by the end of the day felt like a heart attack, what ended up to be pericarditis.I was hospitalized for 6 days and my doc and rheumatologist came up with the dx. I was having pluerisy and my whole body had seemed to be swelling.Thank God, I havent had that bad of a flare up since then. I just dont fully know how to deal with all of this. I am depressed at times and suffer from othr mood swings all the rest of the time.Would someone please give me some encouraging advice and or some stress management tips.