Re: a little scared
Yes, I agree with the others that you need to be tested for several things. Thyroid problems and hormonal problems come to mind, so be sure to ask about those. From my point-of-view, the symptoms that jump out at me are joint pain, hair loss from the root, dry skin, pimples on your back, and that you are always tired. I think you should be tested for several autoimmune diseases, lupus being the main one that comes to mind, but there are others. Everyone is so different, but I had every single one of these symptoms you mention before I was diagnosed with lupus.
Joint pain: for me it was my ankles and knees, especially in the morning, it was hard to get up, ankles just didn't want to work. But also joint pains in my fingers and hips. But mysterious arthritis-like pains in someone who hasn't had it before and is very young are suspicious. And no gynecological problem I can think of causes joint pain.
Hair loss: the falling out from the root. You try to tell people that you are losing a lot of hair and the first thing everyone would say to me is, oh, my hair breaks all the time, everyday, that is normal. But then you try to make them understand that your hair is not breaking out, it is coming out by the root, and it is too much to be normal. And mine got SO dry. I was using all kinds of products and conditioners on it and nothing made it less dry.
Dry skin: again, like the hair, skin so dry, soaks up every bit of moisture you put on it and it is still so dry that it makes you uncomfortable. Are you having dry mouth or dry eyes or vaginal dryness at all?
I got what I like to call "lupus acne" on my back and neck areas. Not normal acne, I have had some of that over the years, but these bumps wouldn't heal up and go away like normal acne. They would come and seem to stay and stay for many weeks, sometimes months. I would think they were about to heal up and leave, then they would seem to come back to life. And they return in the very same spots over and over again.
The fatigue: I would get up and manage to get ready and go to work and within a couple of hours, I would be wanting to turn around and go get back in bed (and sometimes I did). I thought all of the fatigue and other symptoms were from depression, but it turned out to be much more.
And my periods got to where they would be anywhere from a couple of days to a week or so late, for no reason.
So get yourself checked out, okay? Good luck!