Welcome!!! It is really hard to talk to people that don't have this disease because they just don't understand what we all go through. The pleurisy thing sucks! I had a bout of it last for 21 mo. It was awful! I couldn't do anything. it hurt to breathe, move, cough and any other bodily function was horrendous pain. I know how you feel! I think we all do here! I was originally diagnosed with RA. I have had joint pain since I was 6yrs old, but they couldn't find anything definitive in my tests. 9 or 10 years ago they diagnosed me with RA. Now 2009 they find out after my Remicade quit working after 9yrs that it i actually SLE! I have had a difficult time this year. It's a sucky disease that's for sure! We will all get through this together.
I'm glad you found this site! It has been really helpful to me personally, I have made some wonderful friends on here. I am sure your going to love this site too! Take care and hope to hear more from you soon!