I'm a 45 year old man and I just found out I have Lupus. The ironic thing is, I'm happy. I have been going to doctors on & off for years complaining about various ailments and they could never find anything wrong with me. My response was to stop going to doctors. Finally a doctor looked at all my symptoms, ran a blood test and found the problem. At least now I can get the correct treatment. I thought it was normal to be stiff and in pain, thinking I was just getting old. When the doctor heard all the other tell-tale sympots I had he was able to diagnose what every other doctor had missed for the past 10-15 years. Anyway, it's been 24 hours since I found out and, well, here I am. Eric.