I was diagnosed with lupus approximately 3 months ago and i go to a specialist appointment tomorrow. The flares have been getting worse and going on for longer it used to be no more than a week and now this ones been for a month. I feel really achy and I get stabbing pains in my joints and back. And the latest symptom is nausea and i have been feeling nauseous for at least two weeks now. Oh and by the way i am from New Zealand.