Patient Stories

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease/Lupus

Sankamithra 2013 USA

“I am 62 years old lady came to United States at the age of 40. I had always been in pain, fatigue, tiredness, and head aches all the time in my country but had not”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Martha 2012 USA

“One year ago I was having trouble walking. My right hand was curled into a ball and my fingers shifted to the side, my left hand was starting to follow the right. I could not”

Fibromyaligia and Chronic Fatigue

Kitty 2012 USA

“It is just a miracle to me that I am living my life with very little pain, with a clear mind and a body that may just last me for a few more good years!”

Systemic Scleroderma

Judith 2012 USA/NZ

“In November 2000, three months after moving from New York to New Zealand, I was diagnosed with Systemic Scleroderma and Raynaud’s Disease. I was 41 years old. Symptoms had begun a few months before with”


Yvonne 2011 USA

“Looking back over the past year, it’s hard to believe I’ve come this far and that my life has pretty much returned to normal. My journey with systemic scleroderma began in May 2009, as I”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arlette 2011 USA

“In 2008 I was working at a Flower Shop designing a large funeral bouquet. My shoulder was in so much pain that after I got the bouquet done I left and went to my Doctor.”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tori 2010 USA

“Tori's mother, Karen, wishes she had known about antibiotic therapy (often referred to as "Antibiotic Protocol" or "AP") for rheumatic disease when her daughter was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) at the age of”


Steven 2010 USA

“How to start this... I was raised a Navy brat growing up on the eastern seaboard. Dad was typical navy sailor and we usually lived in Navy quarters. Growing up Navy dad would usually go”

Psoriatic Arthritis

Vincent 2010 USA

“My story starts in December of 2007, when I was a physically active 63 year old male. I did 3 miles on the treadmill and played golf several days a week. In August of 1999”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Walt 2010 USA

“My name is Walt and my RA story began in the early spring of 1998 at Trapper's Lake Lodge above Meeker, Colorado where my wife and I were helping her brother, Tim, renovate the lodge”