Sorry for all you're going through. With all those issues, I wonder whether you have ever had your thyroid tested. I had a whole bunch of problems before I started on Synthroid. First I got a bunch of diagnoses, then they started telling me it was all in my head so I stopped telling anyone. Eventually, things got bad enough that my dermatologist ran the thyroid tests (1/3 of my hair fell out over the course of 8 weeks). Turned out I had hypothyroidism. Now my weight is stabilized (though I'd really like to gain weight -- doc says current weight isn't especially healthy). I feel 90% happier. My joint pain has improved. I'm sleeping better. Stomach pains are gone. And about a gazillion other things have improved (bp up, temp up, etc., etc.). Just a thought. Anyways, hope you're getting over the flu & starting to feel better.