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”

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”

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”

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”