I was diagnosed with lupus when I was 39....7 years ago. I also have antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS or Hughes Syndrome) so I am prone to blood clots. I am in a flare right now which prompted me to reach out. I was in the hospital for a week with multiple issues and I have yet to bounce back even though it's been 2 months since I was hospitalized. I never saw the need to reach out to others with lupus before but my illness has never been this bad before.