Patient Stories

Scleroderma, Lyme Disease

Kim 2009 USA

“2005 was one of the best years of my life and also one of the worst years of my life. One of the most joyful moments Id ever experienced came that spring with the birth”


Zoe (daughter of Paula) 2008 USA

“Our daughter was four months shy of her 11th birthday when she was diagnosed with systemic scleroderma in May 2006. The doctor who diagnosed her told us that she probably had had "below the radar”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Joe 2008 USA

“My RA started acting up in 1998 with very mild pain in my right wrist when I would throw a ball to my dog Koko . The rheumy I was sent to took blood work”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Annette 2008 USA

“Well, since youre so good at this, why dont you get out there and ski? Not too many years ago, Annette and her husband had been taking their boat to the lake, trying to teach”


Antonietta 2007 USA

“I am a single mother of three wonderful children and I was diagnosed with scleroderma in November 11, 2005, after several years of doctors testing me and trying to determine what was wrong with me.”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Anniemac 2007

“In Jan 2002 I started getting stiffness in my fingers, which in turn became painful in a matter of days. My Dr put me on prednisolone 25ml aday, magic it disaappeared, but not for long.”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis


“Two years ago, our daughter Caroline (not her real name) developed a swelling above her left knee. She was 6, and had been ice-skating every day for a week. In our ignorance, we did not”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Thomas 2007 USA

“In August of 2005 I came down with a serious illness that kept me out of work for nearly a week. During the course of the illness, I had a fever that broke 105 degrees.”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Kathy 2007 USA

“My husband contacted Rheumatoid Arthritis over 8 years ago. After many doctors; Methothrexite, Humira, Renicade and Orencia, plus other medications for pain, he finally started on the antibiotcs 9 months ago. Last year, he had”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nancy 2007 USA

“I was asked to post our story here...I am very busy right now and will post a more in depth testimonial when I can.........Just a short update.After 3 1/2 years of AP with Dr. J.S”