Patient Stories

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Diane 2017 USA

“Diane D. Aronson - Update on my progress: Summer, 2017 Diane's original story was featured in Henry Scammell's, The New Arthritis Breakthrough (Chapter 5: Witness: Diane Aronson, pages 69-80).   It was an honor to”

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Aynur 2017 Baku

“Dear Friends! I've been away for so long – sorry but you never leave my heart and thoughts! Just wanted to check in here, say hi and encourage all those new to the AP. It's”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Paul 2017 USA

“In many way I have had a life of suffering.  I grew up with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  I was healed by God at age 12.  I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at age 31. ”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dale 2017 New Zealand

“In 2011 I suddenly developed an ache in my left shoulder, it was not related to any injury. 3 weeks later the whole shoulder was involved and I was feeling very unwell. After 4 weeks”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Anna 2017 USA

“I was diagnosed with RA in 1995, after my second son was born. I was 35, and had had aches and pains in my shoulders at least 5 years before. Since I didn't have inflammation”

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”