Patient Stories

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren’s

Emmy 2002

“I was diagnosed with RA in June 1999, had been symptomatic since April 1999 - got up one day and had pain in both feet. I got a Rhumatologist appointment in June, who confirmed I”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Fena 2002 USA

“I had a very sudden onset of ra in the fall of 1986. On a saturday, i ran my usual six mile run along the russian river in the california wine country. I developed severe”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Timothy 2002 USA

“My wife suffered for almost two years with a very painful arthritis. Swelling in most joints, and constant pain. She was on prednisone, methatrexate, ibuprophen, tylenol, and had tried various other drugs. She started to”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Susan 2002 USA

“I was diagnosed with RA in the spring of 1996. I felt kind of tired and had very mild body aches. I had trouble with achilles tendonitis, but I attributed that to my gym work-outs.”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dina 2002

“It all started when I was 9. I would have unidentified fevers, tiredness, and chills. After this I developed sinus allergies and sore throats. Then at 19, I got mono , that would not go”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Father Andrew 2002 ENG

“My move to a new house meant the need to decorate. I'd always considered myself reasonably fit and active, so the aches that developed whilst doing the painting and papering I passed off as nothing”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Martha 2001 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”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rimma 2001 USA

“Medical internship. A time for 90 hour work weeks. A time for putting into practice all my medical school book-learning. A time for no sleep. And a time for phone calls from Mom. "What do”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rafael & Joan 2000

“Rafael, a psychology professor, began with symptoms around February 2000. At that time he had severe wrist pain alternating on both sides that would last 15-30 minutes at a time. It would recur at odd”