I have had this disease for 12 years now. Listen to your doctor. A rheumatologist, is a good place to start. Chronic inflammation is a classic symptom. There are 2 types, discoid, and systemic. Avoid stress, seems to be one of the main causes of flairs in auto immune disease. Get a good support system in place. A group of others who have the disease, wether one on one, or online. The lupus foundation is a good place to start. The disease is not you, just something you have. There will be a period of "why me?" as is in any disease, chronic or otherwise. Find out as much as you can about your disease, education, puts it into perspective. Currently, there is no cure, period!! Anti inflammatories, and steroids are the usual course of treatment. Keep your appointments, labs current. Yes they are necessary.
Focus on you, what you enjoy, and do it! Don't let the disease stop you, it only has that power if you let it have that power.
If you are tired, rest. No excuses, no explanations, period.
Be careful with "cures", be careful with supplements, know what you are taking. Some can affect kidney function. If you haven't had a kidney function test, ask your Dr. Better to know.
Anyone that doesn't support you, blames you, or is negative in any way, avoid them. You need support, love, understanding, and compassion.
Most of all, love yourself! You are a unique person. Give yourself a hug every day, embrace your unique qualities, and develop those qualities. Take good care of yourself!!!