Patient Stories

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pallavi 2007

“My symptoms started in October 2006. I had what I thought was a sprained shoulder, which went away in a couple days & only to be replaced with pain in my wrists. This process of”

Rheumatoid Arthritus

Melinda 2006

“It's been a year now since I learned that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. I remember those dark weeks of depression and despair very well. Being just smart enough to get myself into trouble, I had”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Joy 2006

“My wife made this for me, I told her that this was how I felt inside my body ..”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lucy 2006

“I started to get this horrible affliction when my children were in their teens. I have had many joint replacements since then and I was almost ready to go on some very dangerous drugs that”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Danell 2006 USA

“It started four and a half years ago. I was working at my cubical. My fingers were stiff, and when I looked down they were swollen. They looked like little sausages. I left work and”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Linda 2006 USA

“Im 55 years old and work full-time as an employee benefits analyst. I was diagnosed with RA at age 40, suffered for 5 years without much relief from the meds I tried. As I was”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Kim 2006 NZ

“I have not been in to this discussion board for a long time now. I have not been 'avoiding' it - there just has not been the need. And it is all thanks to the”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Judy 2005 USA

“I was diagnoised with RA in may of 2003. I stumbled acrossed this web site while reading up on information about the disease. My RF was 668 at that time. I saw the doctor in”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Karla 2005 USA

“Thanks to AP, most of the time I actually forget I have RA. Below are journal entries from my journey with AP. Now that Ive done so well, I no longer track my progress, but”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Diana 2005

“I had RA for 15 yrs. & on the AP for 13yrs now & happy to say in complete remission. 13yrs ago was very desparte & sick- ruemy had me on Plaquenel, prednisone, nsaids- then”