Dorothy

“ReLife gives me the chance to live a normal life again, free from RA finally” says 40-year-old Dorothy, from Sweden. Dorothy is a secretary and she is an active smoker. One year ago, she first complained of swelling in the right knee and in both the 2nd and 3rd metacarpophalangeal joints. Pain is symmetry on both figures, with a tenderness of both hands and a morning stiffness lasting more than 1 hour. What’s worse, she often waked up during the night sleep due to the unbearable pain, pain occurs when in touch of cold water

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Her medical history and disease activity:

  • No family history of RA
  • ESR: 25 mm, CRP: 30 mg/L
  • Positive rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP antibodies, ANA negative
  • DAS28: 4.88
  • HAQ: 0.375
  • Plain X-ray of hands: absence of structural lesion
  • Weight: 65 kg
  • RA was diagnosed and patient is proposed to start oral methotrexate 10 mg/week and to increase to 20 mg/week

 

After taking a large quantity of painkillers in vain, she had to suffer the unbearable pain. Fortunately, recommended by a close friend who just came back from ReLife, in far China, she decided to come to ReLife to have a try. After two weeks’ treatment in ReLife, the great pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis is relieved significantly. During the two months after Dorothy discharges from ReLife, she keeps taking ReLife Chinese herbs to strengthen the treatment effect. All the effort pays off, pain and swelling completely disappear, no stiffness. And there is no reoccurrence when checked a year later.

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