Today, I went back to my rheumatologist for a three month checkup. We agreed that I should not continue to take the medication he prescribed that was causing me harm (because it has gluten in it). He did not want to prescribe other medication (because the rest of what he prescribes is for cases much more severe than mine).
He looked at my x-rays and said that there was no evidence of any joint damage in my hands, feet, or chest. This indicates that I don’t have rheumatoid arthritis at all.