Stories of Relapsing Polychondritis

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I was officially diagnosed with RP 2 yrs ago. No one else in my family has it. It started approximately 5 years ago with ear flares, jumping from one to the other. My PCP happened to go to a conference where RP was discussed, and soon contacted me to...
Relapsing Polychondritis stories
I have had strange symptoms before this came to light, but during my last trimester of my pregnancy with my youngest son, I had a severe respiratory infection that never seemed to get better. I have had exercise induced asthma since I was young and t...
Relapsing Polychondritis stories
i had progressively worsening breathing issues for many years before my diagnosis of rp.  I went through many specialists and tests and no one could identify why I was having breathing issues.  I had no outward signs of rp until one day my ...
Relapsing Polychondritis stories
The first time I noticed symptoms, I thought I was having an allergic reaction to something at work. My ears became so red and inflamed and hurt so bad. I let it go on for almost 3 days before finally going to a hospital where I was diagnosed with re...
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It began with dry nose, nose bleeding and what my GP thought was a sinus infection. Antibiotics and prednisone perscribed, helped for a while, then reoccurred. Ear then swelled over twice the size - red, shiny and moist, GP again said outer ear infec...

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Statistics of Relapsing Polychondritis

23 people with Relapsing Polychondritis have taken the SF36 survey. Mean of Relapsing Polychondritis is 1255 points (35 %). Total score ranges from 0 to 3,600 being 0 the worst and 3,600 the best. Take the SF36 Survey

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