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Yesterday I found out I had lupus. I'm not sure whether to be glad that I know what's wrong with me or upset with this diagnosis. My rheumatologist seems to be quite nonchalant about it and is diminshing the negative. I've had chronic back problems since I was 21 and finally had surgery (a laminectomy and fusion) in 2005. I still ended up with pain tho it wasn;t as intense. Now (since Oct.) I was diagnosed with temporal arteritis and the back pain has gotten worse and now I had muscle spasms along with sciatic pain in both legs. The MD doesn't seem to think this pain has anything to do with lupus, but I do. Has anyone heard of lower back and leg pain along with intense muscle spasms with lupus? Hope to hear from you.