Hi I'm 47yrs old, I was very 'young' and fit for my age until 2 yrs ago. Last year I was diagnosed with SCLE. Since then my health has gone bazzzzurck! My Doctor trys to assure me that SCLE is only a skin problem, so I must have many other health problems aswell! Last year I had an operation on my knee to remove cartilages, after the op. I was told that my knee was so bad with arthritis that I have to have a replacement knee! 8 months ago I developed a trapped nerve in my arm which disabled me..An MRI scan showed a prolapsed disc and several vertibreas disintigrated in my neck... At the moment I have the use back in my arm, but my neck is awful. Yesterday out of the blue my wrist is causing my so much pain and agony. Can any of these problems be caused by Lupus? Can SCLE be more than just a skin problem.. I also suffer from servere muscle weakness and pain and I'm very weak and tired all the time. Any advice, help would be appreciated cos I'm desparate to know whats going wrong with me!