Patient Stories

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.”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chris 2014 Canada

“I have probably had Rheumatoid Arthritis for more than a decade but was formally diagnosed in April, 2012. My symptoms in the early years were swollen ankles and knees. I saw a rheumatologist occasionally but”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jean 2014 USA

“RA struck me the Saturday after Thanksgiving 2013. I suddenly had horrible pains and could barely lift my left arm. I felt like I was giving birth to a baby out of parts of my”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tish 2014 USA

“I have now been on Minocin/Vibramycin therapy for almost 7 full years, and it is still working! There are ups and downs, RA flares will break through now and again primarily due to three types”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jo Ann 2014 USA

“Does this Antibiotic Protocol work? Yes, it sure does! On the morning of Jan 19, 2012, I woke up with my hands & fingers hurting & feeling like they were on fire. They were like”