Hi and welcome. I'm sorry you have been feeling so poorly and having problems with your skin. You are right that some of this might be because of your lifestyle, but if some of your symptoms are new, there might also be something else going on. My suggestions for you are to first, get a really good physical exam by a good doctor and get a lot of bloodwork done to make sure everything is okay, including your thyroid. Another suggestion is to see a good registered dietician who can help you make sure you are getting the nutrients you need. Vitamins help, but I have read that they aren't a replacement for major things missing from your diet. Hopefully a good doctor can help you determine the cause of your fatigue and skin problems. Let us know if you have any other questions and keep us updated on what you find out. Take care
Diagnosis: UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily;
Amitriptyline 10mg; Neurontin 300mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Restasis eye drops
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