There is another RAD which you might possibly have....and that is Psoriatic ARthritis. This is the disease I have and although my psoriasis is very very minor, I have MAJOR arthritis. However it is common to have more severe psoriasis and arthritis that is a little more mild than RA. It is distinguishable from RA by the particular type of swelling in the fingers (it's called "Sausage fingers") and the joints that are affected in the fingers are generally different ones than in RA. Although it is generally milder than RA there is a particular symmetrical type that can be extremely severe (that is the one I have)....
You really must see a rheumatologist,, as the other ladies suggested, as early treatment is so very critical.
I'm glad you found us. WElcome!
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