Hi all. I am new to this support network. I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2012 and am 25. I am a doctoral student, struggling to reduce my fatigue and joint pain, while simultaneously struggling with how to communicate about my lupus to my friends, family and peers. I was wondering what some of the best and worst experiences you have had explaining lupus to your friends/family? Additionally, I was wondering what you have gained, if anything, from this support group?