I am not diagnosed yet. I have a positive ANA (1:320 and speckled) and an appt on December 5 with a rheumy (who I've heard is a really jerk but I'm still hopeful). Anyways I am trying to lose weight because my cholesterol is high. I just started yesterday and I did 10 minutes on the elliptical machine. That was around 12:00pm and by 8pm I could barely walk. My legs were hurting me so bad! My hips, my knees and my ankles were just in agony. It wasn't muscular at all, it felt like when I am having issues with my joints. It is still hurting today and it has been 24 hours. So is it common in lupus for exercise to cause problems or is this more likely to be an arthritis thing or something similar?