Patient Stories

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Debi 2015 USA

“I was diagnosed with RA 16 years ago and put on a series of heavy duty drugs.  Every couple of years the rheumatologist would recommend switching to the "latest and greatest" high powered drug designed”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Kay 2015 USA

“I was diagnosed with RA when I was 18 years old, in 1962, at which time they told me to take up to 12 aspirin a day. Just think, I have had RA for 53 years.”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nuket 2014 Canada

“My daughter had a bad fall on her knee when she was skating in 2011. Her knee did not completely heal. It was swollen for almost a year without any other issue or much complaint”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chris 2014 Canada

“I have probably had Rheumatoid Arthritis for more than a decade but was formally diagnosed in April, 2012. My symptoms in the early years were swollen ankles and knees. I saw a rheumatologist occasionally but”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tish 2014 USA

“I have now been on Minocin/Vibramycin therapy for almost 7 full years, and it is still working! There are ups and downs, RA flares will break through now and again primarily due to three types”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jean 2014 USA

“RA struck me the Saturday after Thanksgiving 2013. I suddenly had horrible pains and could barely lift my left arm. I felt like I was giving birth to a baby out of parts of my”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jo Ann 2014 USA

“Does this Antibiotic Protocol work? Yes, it sure does! On the morning of Jan 19, 2012, I woke up with my hands & fingers hurting & feeling like they were on fire. They were like”

Scleroderma

Paula 2014 USA

“When I last posted to the site it was January 2008. My daughter Zoe was 12 and had been on the antibiotic protocol (AP) for two years. I am pleased to report that she's now”

Scleroderma

Michelle 2014 USA

“One month ago, I couldn't . . . ZIP My own pants, DRY off after a shower, POP the top of a pop can, UNSCREW the cover of my truck's gas tank, TUCK under the”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Marybeth 2013 USA

“I had decided at my one year anniversary I would evaluate my journey on minocycline and post my story. I was diagnosed in the fall of 2008 with RA. My paternal grandmother had RA. As”