Rheumatoid arthritis can come with many different co-morbidities, including Lupus. Lupus is a chronic auto-immune disorder that affects the skin, joints and kidneys among other organs. It symptoms can include fatigue, hair loss, mouth sores and general chest pain.
When I saw my rheumatologist in early May, I expressed some concern that my lupus was in "active disease mode". I wasn't feeling up to snuff, and I noticed the change immediately when it started getting warmer outside. I've been on Methotrexate for about a year or so, and that seems to be doing a relatively good job of controlling my…