Ok. I was going to ask if you had been tested for RA. It's very common, as I'm sure you know, to have more than one AI disease. Although I test positive for RA, my arthritis distribution is more common with lupus. I know people who are the opposite--they test positive for lupus, but their arthritis is more like RA. Many times, I think the dx is simply stuck on us for insurance reasons.
I hope your knees feel better--and great going on the weight loss!
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, nexium, tramadol, nasonex,Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan, zyrtec, zegerid, aciphex