I went for a blood test and my TSH is high. I have been depressed, sore throat, having a hard time with my bowels, joint aches, not being able to concentrate, gaining weight, and moody. Are these all side effects of Hypothyroidism? Also, I have developed problems with my skin. Round dots of dry skin all over my body. Im not happy. By being on this synthroid will my body adjust and syptoms begin to go away? Also, what is lupus and is it also related to the disease lupus? Please help me