There are many conditons that have similar symptoms to rheumatoid arthritis, which can make it hard to diagnose. Some of these include psoriatic arthritis, erosive inflammatory arthritis, gout and lupus, which can all present with painful, swollen joints. It's important to know the similarities and differences to help determine if you have RA or something else.
This year has been a rough one for me to say the least. I have been hospitalized four times and placed in a nursing home for recovery once. All of that happened in the first six months of the year! Finally my doctors and I saw the correlation between my infusions and the onset of pneumonia. Stopping the biologics stopped the infections!…