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.
May is both lupus and arthritis awareness month, which is convenient for me, since I have both illnesses. I was diagnosed with RA first, and a few months later, the diagnosis was changed to both RA and lupus. For me, the diagnosis of just RA did not speak to a significant number of my symptoms. While RA did describe my…