Hi, PIF. I haven't been posting much lately, and was glad when I came on line to see your post. But, so sorry to read about the increase in your symptoms. Don't feel like you need to apologize for sharing too much. This is not a place where anyone will judge you and find that offensive. We all share whatever it is we need to share at that moment. Sometimes it's just the need to vent...we don't expect a real solution...just someone to 'listen.' We are listening...never doubt that.
Plaquenil could really help your fatigue, but it takes time to work - sometimes 3 months or more. It's not an instant solution. Imuran (as you learned) can have some nasty gastrointestinal side affects. But, it can also work wonders for some. It HAS made a difference for me (I think we posted back and forth about this before.)
Oluwa is right - do something to help you feel more in control of your own health. Research nutritional information - be careful about supplements, though. You're on a lot of meds, and you'll need to clear ANYTHING new with your docs. But, some foods are natural anti-inflammatories (among other attributes) and those foods might make a difference for you. I'm not a nutritional expert, but there are others here who may have some ideas, and there is a lot of info on-line.
Diabetes is so tricky. And, you're confined to a recliner which can complicate things. Take care to notice any changes in your extremeties: numbness, tingling, feeling unnaturally cold, discoloration. You'll want to let your docs know of anything like that, right away.
Oluwa is also right about what you watch. Being a news junkie these days can really be depressing. And the 'news' shows that have them yelling at one another can be so stressful to watch. DO try to find things that capture your interest and can take you away from yourself for a while. I absolutely LOVED the Planet Earth series that the Discovery Channel had on. If you can find repeats of that in your TV schedule, take it in. It's just breathtaking, and I'm guessing it'll give you some much need respite. Focusing only on your illness is a hardship in itself.
I don't know where you are spiritually, but whatever level of faith you have, this is the time to explore that faith and rely on a greater power to help you through this, whatever the result.
Lastly, know that you can always post here and find someone who will try to understand, try to offer you advice, and always always listen. I'll be thinking about you - and keeping you in my prayers. (Hope you're OK with that.)
"If you trust Google more than you trust your doctor than maybe it's time to switch doctors."