I am not sure what Tumid Lupus is or how it differs from the type of Lupus I have. I was diagnosed with Discoid Lupus about 20 years ago. I am now 62. According to the Specialist I saw, this type of lupus usually affects the skin only but in about 5% of cases it can develop into Systemic Lupus and thus attack internal organs etc. I have been very lucky as I have not experienced many severe flares. I do tend to tire easily, have dry eyes and sometimes show the butterfly rash on my cheeks. I am sun sensitive and try to protect myself with sunscreen and protective clothing. I have had skin lesions but have been very lucky in that they healed leaving no scars. I have also experienced the heat that comes from within that nothing seems to help. I tried a fan and cool baths but they didn’t really help. I would be sweating yet at the same time I would have goosebumps and be shivering. The thing was I would only sweat on one side of my body and only on my trunk (no arms, legs or head sweating). A really weird sensation and hard to explain to the doctor. He put it down to hot flushes. I was given different creams for the lesions but they caused my lesions to itch and burn. I live in a small town and the Dr.’s here do not have much experience with lupus. I have found that being proactive by getting enough sleep (I take half of a 7.5 mg Zoplicone at bedtime), protecting myself in the sun, staying away from fluorescent lights when I can, eating healthy and walking, my symptoms seem to have lessened somewhat. I have started to develop other symptoms in the past couple of years such as long term memory loss, joint pain, fibromyalgia and swelling, but my doctors are putting my symptoms down to stress. I have gone through a couple of very traumatic events in the past couple of years. I had never thought about these new symptoms possibly being related to my lupus. Since reading your post I have been doing a little more research and I think I should have these symptoms investigated further. I am sorry that you are going through this as it can really be a challenge in your life. My only advice to you would be to find a compassionate doctor experienced in treating the type of lupus you are dealing with and try to maintain your overall health. I know this takes a supreme effort when you are having a flare, but I believe trying to stay healthy and maintain a positive outlook does help.