Regarding the hair loss, when I started going through menopause at age 47 I would find a hair
ball in the shower. Lasted for a while and then stopped. I've read that hair
loss can be attributed to a lack of estrogen. So not sure if you're at that age or not. Hair loss is also a symptom that some people with lupus deal with. I've had some estrogen issues just recently and have noticed my skin is a lot drier than usual, probably a result of the lowering estrogen.