so i just got "diagnosed" last year and I've been on plaquenil ever since. They just started me on meloxicam cuz i'm scared of the prednisone. I'm in pain everyday and pretty weak and tired. My muscles hurt just from touching my face sometimes. I try not to complain at my job because i'm sure ppl are tired of hearing it. But sometimes I wish i could talk to someone about the pain i'm in and they understand what i'm going through. sometimes i can't move and i work in med records and so its hard to push through everyday. I'm getting depressed because i'll get a cold or the flu like 6 times a year and the doctors just say, sorry you have sle this is part of it. right now i feeli like i have the flu and i had to go to urgent care yesterday...it was a waste of time and money. it just sucks. i hate the way i feel and all the pain i'm in.
is this really part of having lupus?