Patient Stories

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Frank 2017 USA

“I was diagnosed with RA at age 65, I am now 74. First treated with NSAIDs then…..prednisone, enbrel, methotrexate, plaquenil, orencia, humira, remicade (and maybe a few others I’ve forgotten). These attempts took about three”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chuck 2017 USA

“Here's my story: I began having unexplained pain in my hips in 2011, thought I was doing too much in gym, but then each week I developed new pain/stiffness in many of my joints. Went”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pat 2017 USA

“I've always danced and been very active. In 2013, I had swelling of my ankles for which my PC gave me a shot of pred. A few weeks later, I had swelling everywhere, and awoke”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Katherine 2016 USA

“In 1994, I fell down a flight of stairs and I tore ligaments badly in both ankles. The traumatic injuries didn’t heal in a reasonable period of time, so my family doctor sent me to”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Thomas 2016 USA

“Update on my journey with RA. I have seronegative RA. At age 62 in May 2014, these are all of the places I had pain; shoulders, back of my neck, feet-toes, elbows, fingers and knuckles-both”

Lupus/Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tyndall 2016 USA

“At the age of 14 I came down with what we thought was a terrible flu, a fever and extremely achy joints and fingers turning white with no circulation.  My pediatrician tested my blood and”

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.”

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.”