Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory, multisystem, autoimmune disorder. It is a disabling and painful condition which can lead to substantial loss of mobility due to pain and joint destruction.
Is anyone in this group living with MCTD? There aren't many of us and we tend to hang out in groups with similar symptoms. There's a relatively new support group for MCTD (it's listed under the allergy category). Go check it out!