Patient Stories

Lupus, Dermatomyositis

Karen 2004 USA

“My purpose in writing this story is to discuss my autoimmune diseases and by telling my story hopefully offer you some inspiration. I am aware I can not use my Dr's name so I will”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hal 2003 USA

“In Dec 91 I had a severe flare of pain and swelling in rt knee, elbow and foot diagnosed as RA with immediate chemo recommended. Heard about AP ,found a doc who was using it”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Roger 2003 USA

“Just a report from an old Dr Brown Patient. Started with Dr Brown in 1982. My complaint was a very sore right knee. After a complete exam the good Dr told me about his progam”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Debbie 2003 AU

“Congratulations on finding your way to the Road Back website - I hope that this is the beginning of your journey back to better health. Discovering this site and AP has changed my life. I”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Debbie 2003 USA

“I woke up with RA while on vacation in Hilton Head in 2000. It hit me rapidly and aggressively. I began with all the traditional medications and failed to find relief with them. In the”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ellen M. 2003 USA

“Now on 100mg of minocycline twice a day M-F I am beginning my third month of treatment and very cautiously cheer signs of improvement. At the beginning, an internist measured my sed rate at 95,”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Emma 2003 USA

“Sometimes it is the absence of pain and stiffness, or the challenge of an activity, that lets me know how far I've come. In the spring of 1999, when I was first diagnosed with Juvenile”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Vicki 2002

“I will continue to carry the message of hope to all I come in contact with. We are all in this together and as we continue to grow and bond in our quest, the medical”


Kerry 2002 USA

“Law Enforcement graduate. Did social work for 6 and one-half years. Started having pain in my hand in 1999 when I held on to things. In the fall of that year my fingers started-up with”


Diane 2002 USA

“My name is Diane and I live in Wisconsin. Most of my life I have struggled with infections. At age 12 I had rheumatic fever which later left me with constant pain throughout my body.”