I just found out that I have rheumatoid arthritis. Unfortunately it is not the only disease I have that produces pain. I also have another autoimmune disorder called polymyalgia rheumatica. Although my rheumatologist is thinking that I don't have PMR and that all along it was RA. And lastly I have suffered from lower back pain for 13 years. So I am in a great deal of pain these days. And this joint pain is actually fairly new. I hope none of you take offense to this but I wish I didn't need to be in this group. But I'm in the PMR group and the Pain Group already and I know this site is full of wonderful people. I get a lot of great insight into my conditions from this site. I'm sure everybody in this group is as supportive as my other groups. I'm looking forward to getting to know each of you.