my mother died of rheumatoid arthritis that affected her lungs as well as other parts , i never even knew this was possible . i asked my gp if i could have a test for this condition as i am getting new pains that are completely different to my normal pain plus swelling . he said as this was not affecting my hands and the hands are always the first thing to be affected that it was pointless , is this the
case ? any help would be great . thank you .