Anybody here dealing with any form of lupus? I am, and it's quite a strange illness. Many diseases are diagnosed in people who have lupus,but don't know it; thus it's one of those illnesses that masks itself w/ symptoms of various other treatable problems. When you have lupus; any 'symptom' needs to be examined-i.e.;is it the lupus, just a bug, or all in my MIND? Not fun. Treatable, but ultimately fatal-such is life.