Yesterday, what a day!!! Benlysta got approved for treatment in Lupus patients which hasn't happened in over 50 years!! Such an accomplishment which has been all over the Lupus community. I don't even know how to express how I feel about having a drug, finally. I was diagnosed in 1998 and has been dealing with my Lupus till this day. In the past, we had two options: first, you can deny the drugs and just check your body, yearly or even more often. Secondly, you can take the drugs to keep you "comfortable". Being comfortable means that you take the drugs that they think may help the symptoms that are existing at that time and just deal with the complications and reactions from the drugs. You have to make the choice of what is more important...staying around longer to give up another organ. Depending on what type of Lupus you have, some organs are already compromised. As for me, it happened slowly, but definitely. At this moment we are dealing with my liver. This was something that the doctors had already told me would be coming because of all the medications that are given, your liver only can take so much - and after time, it will become one of your "problem" organs.