Hippi and Robin are right. We really relate to what you're feeling and at one time or another just about every one of us could have written your post. When I was going through a long flare like you are, I slipped into depression and sometimes it was hard to tell if the overwhelming fatigue I felt was from the lupus, the depression, or both. I've been taking Levoxine since 1988, when I had my thyroid removed, and I've never thought, nor had any doctor suggest, that it interferes with my meds.
Are you seeing a rheumatologist? Don't be afraid of the stronger meds. I HATE prednisone, but it got me through my worst flare and today I'm doing real well. I hope you have a good relationship with your rheumy and that you can communicate openly with him or her.
When you go to the main lupus page of this site you'll see a post that says Lupus Resources. The eigth entry was prepared by one of our own, Emmi, and is a pretty helpful list for newcomers to this site. There are lots of other helpful resources on that site.
What helped me the most was this forum. I found that sometimes friends and family didn't understand and I also didn't want to overwhelm them by talking about how I felt all the time. I have an old friend who was diagnosed with lupus thirty years ago and I've never had a conversation with her that she didn't complain about her lupus and I was determined not to do that for fear that it would run off my friends. So I came here and complained, whined, ranted, and moaned about what was going on with me. And my complaints were always answered with understanding, support, and love from my fellow lupies on this forum. And I got lots of questions answered.
So I hope you'll feel a little better knowing you're not alone, and also knowing that there are folks out here that will be there for you. And don't minimize what you're going through just because there are people who may have organ damage or other problems. You're sick and you need help. I hope you get some answers from your doctors.
I'm glad you're here.
Lupus, Sjogren's, osteoarthritis, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.
cellcept, neurontin, prednisone, plaquenil, synthroid, triamterene, tramadol, actonel, tri-est, imitrex, cymbalta, lunesta, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin