Patient Stories

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rimma 2001 USA

“Medical internship. A time for 90 hour work weeks. A time for putting into practice all my medical school book-learning. A time for no sleep. And a time for phone calls from Mom. "What do”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Emma 2001 USA

“From the age of seven, I set my heart on being a dancer. There was just something about it that captured my interest, and I soon fell in love with the magic of the stage.”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rafael & Joan 2000

“Rafael, a psychology professor, began with symptoms around February 2000. At that time he had severe wrist pain alternating on both sides that would last 15-30 minutes at a time. It would recur at odd”


Mary 2000 USA

“I was diagnosed with Diffuse Scleroderm June of 1999. I was hardening inside and out quickly and by Feburary of 2000 I was bedridden, unable to walk barley ten steps and scared! My face, legs,”


Bud 1999

“I am a sixty three year old male. In June of 1997, life was good. I was working as a manufacturers' sales rep, happily married for twenty-five years, and generally enjoying life. Then my world”