Patient Stories

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Char 2005 USA

“I was diagnoised with RA at 50 - 5 years before it was really active. I had a little problem with my feet but no swelling. 3 years ago I had a biking accident and”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Susan 2005 USA

“Six months ago I was depressed, thinking about killing myself, had pain of 9 on scale of 10, could not walk, felt any quality life was over. Today I do still have light symptoms but”

Sjogren’s Syndrome

Sue 2005 USA

“In August of 2003 my life was suddenly altered. Although I had some issues over the prior 16 years, no doctors could tell me what I was dealing with. Fatigue, joint pain and over the”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Glenda 2005 AU

“My journey begins in my September 2003 when I had a bad flu with a really sore throat for a number of weeks then suddenly I woke up to find that I could not make”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Heather 2005 ENG

“i was a publican running a busy county inn in northumberland england,in july of 2001 i felt so worn out but had to keep going as it was the year of the foot and mouth,and”

MAGIC syndrome (Behcet’s, relapsing polychondritis)

Anne 2005 USA

“If someone had told me 5 years ago that I would be diagnosed with a rare, life-threatening illness, I wouldn't have believed it. If someone had told me a year later when I suddenly became”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Paula 2005 USA

“Nine months ago I started to have some serious pain in my shoulder and left arm. Sharp shootings pain that would intensify as the evenings wore on. Finally I drove myself to the hospital at”

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Debbie 2005 USA

“I am 47 years old. I have had unexplained back pain since my early 20's. For many years I just lived with it after being told by countless doctors I DID NOT have arthritis. Then”

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Connie 2005 USA

“My daughter had been a competitive swimmer since age 6. Throughout that time, she dealt with chronic sinusitis and feelings of complete exhaustion at times, but nothing that she didn't overcome with a day or”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Charlotte 2005 USA

“If I had only listened to that little voice and demanded Minocycline be prescibed in January 2000, I might have avoided five years of pain and damage! I read everything I could find on RA”