Patient Stories

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Martha 2012 USA

“One year ago I was having trouble walking. My right hand was curled into a ball and my fingers shifted to the side, my left hand was starting to follow the right. I could not”

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Arlette 2011 USA

“In 2008 I was working at a Flower Shop designing a large funeral bouquet. My shoulder was in so much pain that after I got the bouquet done I left and went to my Doctor.”

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Walt 2010 USA

“My name is Walt and my RA story began in the early spring of 1998 at Trapper's Lake Lodge above Meeker, Colorado where my wife and I were helping her brother, Tim, renovate the lodge”

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Bonnie 2010 USA

“My story begins in January 2007, as I was packing up and clearing out my home of 20+ years, getting ready to put it on the market and move. I became very sore and stiff”

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Adrienne 2009 USA

“I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in early 1971, during the second semester of my freshman year at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I woke up early one morning because my wrist hurt so much”

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Joe 2008 USA

“My RA started acting up in 1998 with very mild pain in my right wrist when I would throw a ball to my dog Koko . The rheumy I was sent to took blood work”

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Annette 2008 USA

“Well, since youre so good at this, why dont you get out there and ski? Not too many years ago, Annette and her husband had been taking their boat to the lake, trying to teach”

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Anniemac 2007

“In Jan 2002 I started getting stiffness in my fingers, which in turn became painful in a matter of days. My Dr put me on prednisolone 25ml aday, magic it disaappeared, but not for long.”

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Thomas 2007 USA

“In August of 2005 I came down with a serious illness that kept me out of work for nearly a week. During the course of the illness, I had a fever that broke 105 degrees.”

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Kathy 2007 USA

“My husband contacted Rheumatoid Arthritis over 8 years ago. After many doctors; Methothrexite, Humira, Renicade and Orencia, plus other medications for pain, he finally started on the antibiotcs 9 months ago. Last year, he had”