Patient Stories

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ann 2016 USA

“I was diagnosed with RA in 2005. The original Rheumatologist I went to wanted to prescribe four (4) major drugs--all at once! I remember thinking, "what if I ended up with an allergic reaction to”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Denise 2016 USA

“Though I didn't know it at the time, my story actually began in the fall of 1996. After school started that fall, I was tired and lethargic all the time; I just had no energy.”

Scleroderma

Sharon 2016 USA

“Minocycline works! My symptoms started in September 2014. I was diagnosed in January 2015 with systemic diffuse scleroderma. Heart was racing at 140 bpm. Rash on face. Swollen face, hands, fingers, legs, ankles and feet.”

Scleroderma

Adrianne 2016 USA

“So it all began with a little weakness in my hands. Then it was a whirlwind of immense pain, fatigue, appointments, blood work, testing, and traveling to specialists. I wont bore you, you've experienced the”

Polymyositis

Lisa 2015 USA

“In April 2014, I noticed that my leg strength had diminished. I mentioned it to a trainer, who said I could quickly regain that strength. She had me do various exercises including asking me to”

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.”

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”

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

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”