there are so many different kinds of arthritis but my feeling is if you've got pain in your joints, swelling and/or deformity of the joints, it doesn't really matter which one they call it - they all HURT. I'd say you're in the right place here.
They diagnosed me with psoriatic arthritis even though I don't have psoriasis of the skin. My Dad did have the psoriasis very badly. Anyway - I have the pain, the swelling and the deformity and have gotten much support and good info from this forum.
What medications are you on?
Welcome and good luck,
Welcome PRA to HW and the RA forum
I agree with Alicat and golitho - you are at the right place. Arthritis is Arthritis - painful and deballitating.
Come on here any time for a vent or chat.
I have flu-like symptoms too. I thought it might be the MTX too, but someone said RA itself can cause this - who knows - its annoying either way