Hello, my name is Lesley Scott and I was diagnosed with Lupus 10 years ago now. I have not had any of the major problems; tend to have fatigue a lot; mouth ulcers most of the time and loss of hair at intervals. I do find that my muscles ache a lot of the time and have pains in my legs at night which wake me up most nights. These are now causing problems with my driving. I feel uncomfortable telling those around me that I am feeling fatigued as I can almost hear them thinking "not again", it does cause me not to go out as much as I would like to. I almost feel embarrassed when I am feeling unwell, Is that a common feeling with Lupus. I am showing signs of problems with my kidneys at the moment and that is under investigation. I very rarely take time off work but have had to take 2 weeks off at the moment due to the fatigue. I have a lovely husband who is great around the house, a 15 year old daughter who loves to cook and a 19 year old son who has recently had major surgery on his spine but still makes me a cup of tea from time to time. I am very lucky.