Patient Stories


Mary P. 2007 USA

“July of 2007 was my one year anniversary on AP, and also, on being diagnosed with aggressive, diffuse scleroderma. I figured it had started months before I was diagnosed (but didn't clinically meet the criteria),”

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”

Lupus (SLE)

Shirley 2006

“Thanks to the antibiotic therapy i started nine yeays ago for my disease is well controled,and this is without any side effects. I am forever greatful.”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Joy 2006

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

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Diane 2006 USA

“The first sign of change in my system occurred in February, 2004, and it was the onset of Raynaud's Syndrome in my fingers, which makes the fingertips white and numb. It is often triggered in”

Psoriatic Arthritis

HW 2006

“I began having pain in my hands and feet, several years ago, that appeared overnight. I'm in my thirties and had been a professional athlete and was active. I attributed my pains to the violent”

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”


Linda 2006 USA

“I have had Systemic Scleroerma for 2 1/2 years. Iam told the disease progresses for 5 years. Here is my story: I turned 58 on 8-26-06. I went to the beach carrying my own backpack”

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”