Patient Stories

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Frank 2017 USA

“I was diagnosed with RA at age 65, I am now 74. First treated with NSAIDs then…..prednisone, enbrel, methotrexate, plaquenil, orencia, humira, remicade (and maybe a few others I’ve forgotten). These attempts took about three”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chuck 2017 USA

“Here's my story: I began having unexplained pain in my hips in 2011, thought I was doing too much in gym, but then each week I developed new pain/stiffness in many of my joints. Went”

Scleroderma

Sharon 2017 USA

“My symptoms began abruptly in September 2014. Rash on face, swollen hands and fingers, swollen legs and feet and puffy face especially around eyes. Terrible fatigue. Chills and low grade fever. Very sensitive hands and”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pat 2017 USA

“I've always danced and been very active. In 2013, I had swelling of my ankles for which my PC gave me a shot of pred. A few weeks later, I had swelling everywhere, and awoke”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Katherine 2016 USA

“In 1994, I fell down a flight of stairs and I tore ligaments badly in both ankles. The traumatic injuries didn’t heal in a reasonable period of time, so my family doctor sent me to”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Thomas 2016 USA

“Update on my journey with RA. I have seronegative RA. At age 62 in May 2014, these are all of the places I had pain; shoulders, back of my neck, feet-toes, elbows, fingers and knuckles-both”

Psoriatic Arthritis

Armen 2016 USA

“In late 1997 a professional golfer that I'd known since I was a teenager saw me hunched over and limping. I was 39 years old and had been fighting psoriatic arthritis for more than 5”

Psoriatic Arthritis

Greg 2016 UK

“I came to this site in desperation in January 2016. I was about 10 months into the most intense flare that had me struggling to put on my socks and in constant pain from back,”

Lupus/Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tyndall 2016 USA

“At the age of 14 I came down with what we thought was a terrible flu, a fever and extremely achy joints and fingers turning white with no circulation.  My pediatrician tested my blood and”

Scleroderma

Susan 2016 USA

“My SD symptoms started in 2005 but I was not diagnosed until 2006. I took conventional rheumatology meds for almost a year but my symptom progression continued very rapidly. I could not: open a water”