Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is increasingly becoming an invisible illness. On one hand, this is wonderful — severe deformities and disability are becoming a thing of the past. On the other hand, this can also create additional challenges as you navigate life with this condition. “Seeing is believing,” the saying goes and when people can’t see that you have a chronic illness, they may not believe you. Not only are you dealing with pain and fatigue, but possibly also the judgment of others.