“Every time I try a new drug, I ask myself this question: Is this side effect worth the ability to walk without a cane? What is more important to me? Being skinny in a wheelchair or being 20 pounds heavier and being able walk freely?

There are certain side effects I won’t deal with. Certain side effects that I draw the line and say, ‘This isn’t worth it.’”

Stephanie Aleite, 23, blogger — rheumatoid arthritis BuzzfeedCrescendo Bio 2015