Patients with arthritis may suffer from the following symptoms:

joint pain
joint swelling
early morning stiffness
warmth around a joint
redness of the skin around a joint
reduced ability to move the joint
unexplained weight loss, fever, or weakness that occurs with joint pain

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replied May 27th, 2005
I had all of these symptoms. I was diagnosed with lupus. Please see a rheumatologist right away.
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replied May 28th, 2005
Drop me an e-mail and I will send you some information that will naturally help your arthritis, lupus, ect.

Yours in health,
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replied November 30th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Joints pain and swelling as well as morning stiffness are the pathognomonic features.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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