The symptoms sound similar to what i went through and still go through to a certain extent. I have been home all week feeling terrible, crying and just frustrated. The pain is almost unbearable and i feel like no one can relate. I am getting more depressed everyday, i have just been praying daily that they can find a cure for us. To me it sounds like you have some form of lupus, however am sure you know it takes some time to diagnose, as i was diagnosed at 35, but i believe i had this since i was in my 20's.
I remember the rash back then and no one knew what it was, my mom was putting aloe vera on it because she is from the islands, and my other family members other things. My hair started thinning, i was more tired, cold feet and hands, nauseated, could not eat and lost weight. Finally i made an appt at UVA in VA, and i was diagnosed there, and i see my rheumatologist every 4-6 months. I dont have flareups often, but when i do they are bad. I go to work at 6a.m. but i dont get enough sleep, i feel cause i dont have enough help because i think my family tends to think i play up my symptoms when i say i dont think i can go downstairs and wash clothes or clean. I have two children, one 14 and one will be 22 in 2 weeks, she goes to school away from home. My other daughter helps so much , but i feel like a burden to her. I only pray this disease skips my girls and no one else gets this stuff. I have a sister as well that suffers from lupus way worse than me, and she calls me for support, but i need support too.
I cant keep giving advice and no one has advice for me. Really i just need some prayers. Worried about my job, used up all my time, dont think boss realizes how severe this disease really is. Well please keep looking into alternatives, and one thing i will say that helps is also fish oil, something with the oil helps lupus sufferers, and i bought mine at Dollar General.