Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis Stories

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Your Rheumatoid Arthritis stories

Welcome to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Onset Story Project on RA Warrior. We are glad to feature patients’ of Rheumatoid Arthritis onset stories here. This section of the RA Warrior website is very special. In these pages, you will not read about the science of Rheumatoid Arthritis. These pages are not about examining current treatments or studies or charts. They are even not about searching for coping strategies or cures for RA. These pages are only about us – people who live with RA.

The onset stories reflect a variety of experiences and opinions. They have only been edited minimally for brevity or clarity.  RA Warrior.com does not necessarily support every opinion or statement made by the authors.

The purpose of the onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis stories

The purpose of the Rheumatoid Arthritis story pages is to provide a place for RA’ers to share stories about how their fight with Rheumatoid Arthritis began.  There are 3 main reasons that I created the RA Onset Story Project:

First, I found patient’s Rheumatoid Arthritis stories to be extremely helpful to me. I hope others will have the same experience. 

Second, together, we are creating a more accurate picture of Rheumatoid Arthritis for family members, doctors, care givers, and the general public. We show the world what RA does when it attacks a person.

Third, I believe that some clues to earlier diagnosis and treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis lie in our stories. Perhaps the evidence we gather here will inspire scientists or doctors to be able to improve diagnosis or treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Maybe we can provide clues which will help lead to a cure for RA.

Submit your onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis story

Here are a few guidelines to follow if you would like to send me your onset story:

Name: Please state exactly how you want your name to appear. Pseudonyms are okay.

Story: Tell the story of the onset of your RA. Include the following: Which joints were affected first? What were your other symptoms? How were you diagnosed? Did you have another disease? I will edit if it is necessary; please try to stick to the facts as much as possible.

Length: If possible, keep it to about 1 or 2 pages, so that we can post a lot of stories.

Picture: I try to include a small photo. You can substitute a photo of your foot, hand, or pet, if you like.

Email your onset story to me at this address: kelly @ rawarrior. com (without the spaces).

Main Index of Rheumatoid Arthritis Onset Stories

PAGE 1
Stephanie’s story
Jodi’s story
Andrew’s story

PAGE 2
Jordan’s story
URandomnessK’s story
Irene’s story
Kate’s story

PAGE 3
Aubrey’s story
Julie’s story
Francesca’s story
Shanna’s story

PAGE 4
Heather’s story
Stephanie’s (2) story
Terry’s story
Lois’ story

PAGE 5
Kay’s story
Leigh Ann’s story
Vicky’s story

PAGE 6
Alison’s story
Katie’s story
Amanda’s story
Ginger’s story

PAGE 7
Dan’s story

Judy’s story
Kathryn’s story
Stephanie’s (3) story

PAGE 8
Pamela’s story
Cathy’s story
Connie’s story
Krista’s story

PAGE 9
Jay’s story
Sue’s story
Carol’s story
Janice’s story

PAGE 10
Mason’s story
Kim’s story
Brooke’s story

PAGE 11
Emily’s story
Patrick’s story
Lyn’s story

PAGE 12
Charlotte’s story
Janette’s story
Shelley’s story

PAGE 13
Ann’s story
Roxie’s story
Doreen’s story

PAGE 14
David’s story
Melisa’s story
Patty’s story

PAGE 15
Toni’s story
Nancy’s story
Kathleen’s story
Richards’s story

PAGE 16
Maggie’s story
Dee’s story
Kim’s story
Christina’s story

PAGE 17
Amy’s story
Jackie’s story
Tonya’s story
Elizabeth’s story

PAGE 18
John’s story
Theresa’s story
Dorothy’s story
Emily’s (2) story

PAGE 19
Jenna’s story
Tammy’s story
Sherrie’s story
Judi’s story

PAGE 20
Kathy’s story
Jacqueline’s story
Angie’s story
Molly’s story

PAGE 21
Daisy’s story
Robin’s story
Terri’s story
Joanie’s story

PAGE 22
Lori’s story
Joanne’s story
Brenda’s story
Morgan’s story

PAGE 23
Dana’s story
Mallory’s story
Jean’s story

PAGE 24
Laurie’s story
Debbie’s story
Alice’s story

PAGE 25
Barbara’s story
Leigh Ann’s story
Lisa’s story

PAGE 26
Sharon’s story
Carole’s story
Rochelle’s story

PAGE 27
Linda’s story
Nancy T’s story
Chessiegirl’s story

PAGE 28
Becca’s story
Brittany’s story
Susie M.’s story

PAGE 29
Bruce’s story
Sandra’s story
Jan’s story

PAGE 30
Andrea’s story
Amanda N.’s story
Becky Jane’s story

PAGE 31
Crystal’s story
Mary Jo’s story
Donna’s story

PAGE 32
Gwen’s story
Mellonie’s story
Tiffaney’s story

PAGE 33
Stephanie’s (4) story
Janine’s story
Leslie’s story

PAGE 34
Karen’s story
Jackie A’s story
Simone’s story

PAGE 35
Cheryl’s story
Diane’s story
Bethany’s story

PAGE 36
Joan’s story
Liza’s story
Nichole’s story

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Kent’s story
Guadalupe’s story
Regina’s story

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Jan’s (2) story
Dottie’s story
Jayme’s story

PAGE 39
Mellie’s story
Susan R’s story
Tish’s story

PAGE 40
Shelly M’s story
Sandi’s story
Sherry T’s story

PAGE 41
Steve’s story
Tish B’s story
Sarah A’s story

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Middy’s story
Nancy M’s story
Sarah O’s story

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Robin B’s story
Dimity’s story
Abbee’s story

Page last edited to add entries: 4/4/13.

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