Patient Stories


Dolores 2007 USA

“My Fight And Recovery From Scleroderma In 18 months on A/P I am Dolores P. Rosner and this is my story. May 13th, 2007 - Happy Mother's Day. I was diagnosed with S/D in October”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Anonymous 2007 USA

“My story began Nov. 10, 2003. I had a terrible sore throat. I called in sick and went to an urgent care facility. The rapid strep test came back negative, but the Dr. said, "These”

Scleroderma, RA

Anonymous 2007 CA

“In 1999, lesions that had been developing for about 10 years on my adult daughter's upper arm and stomach were finally diagnosed as scleroderma. It was good to have a diagnosis but frightening when we”

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Dani 2007 USA

“I would like to share a paper my daughter has written for a class she is taking in college. This is rather long, but I hope you enjoy. I want to Thank Road Back For”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Karen 2007 USA

“I live in Southern California and was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at 33 years old. I grew up very healthy and active. I rarely got sick as a child. I was involved in softball, ballet”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pallavi 2007

“My symptoms started in October 2006. I had what I thought was a sprained shoulder, which went away in a couple days & only to be replaced with pain in my wrists. This process of”


TS (Mom of boy) 2007 USA

“I am the mother of an eight-year-old boy who on April 2007 was diagnosed with Systemic Scleroderma. We have been trying to figure out what is wrong with him since May 2006. This is just”

Palindromic RA

Lyn 2007 AU

“In 1987, at the age of 35, I developed intermittent, sudden, searing pain in my wrists, sometimes one, sometimes both. The wrist and hands would become excruciatingly painful to move and very tender to touch.”


Mary P. 2007 USA

“July of 2007 was my one year anniversary on AP, and also, on being diagnosed with aggressive, diffuse scleroderma. I figured it had started months before I was diagnosed (but didn't clinically meet the criteria),”

Rheumatoid Arthritus

Melinda 2006

“It's been a year now since I learned that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. I remember those dark weeks of depression and despair very well. Being just smart enough to get myself into trouble, I had”