My name is Jade i was diagnosed with RA at the age of 23. After an initial triple cocktail treatment of Plaquenil,, Prednisone and Salazapyrin for 6 (terrible side effected) months i was lucky enough to go into remission for 3 years! Unfortunately i am now pretty severe again and taking so many pills i rattle I am looking for friendships with girls and guys around my age who know and live with the ups and downs of this horrible disease. No disrespect meant to anyone older with it too, i would still love to hear from you as well, just in little old New Zealand i don't know, have never meet any one my age with it. I am currently on Methotrexate & Folic Acid, Leflunomide, Plaquenil, Prednisone, Tevicole and Omeprozole. Just visited with my Rheumy hoping to start Humira Biological within next 2 months fingers crossed i get funding application approved!!!
Would love to talk with anyone about their experience with this drug?
Take care Hope today is a "good day" for all!! View Thread
Im sorry to hear you may have some liver damage that is scary and must be horrible to find out.I hope that you are lucky enough to go into remission and have some enjoyment back in your life and less pain
Hey thanks so much for your reply. By the way please don't think i meant i just wanted friendships with my age only I just meant most of the people i have spoken to with RA are in their late 60s to 70's and its nice to relate to younger people with how they deal with things. Im really sorry the Biologics have not been too kind to you. I hope that you are on something more successful now? CheersView Thread
I have just joined this website and can COMPLETELY relate to your story! i am 32 diagnosed at 23 and it has been a bloody struggle to keep positive and moving forward. I think we all have a love hate relationship with our meds, hate the side effects love the sense of normality and pain relief they can bring. However it is sooooo normal to feel jealous, i look at courier drivers who spring in and out of their vans every 5 mins delivering mail, with disgust thinking you have no idea how lucky you are to be able to get up and out of a car that quickly and effortlessly LOL I have two young girls and when i go to their pre school i have to put on a brave face and run around (hobble really) after them to show i can do it, just because i look at the fit mums and feel jealousy and envy that they can do it with ease. However i am now trying to stop the self pity party from overtaking me. I have a good life, lucky enough to watch my daughters grow up and want to enjoy the good moments but also give myself a break when times are hard and let myself have the rest and care i deserve, without feeling the guilt that i need to do it all and show everyone I'm a fighter all the time. Man i rambled on sorry haha Hope you are feeling well today? Take care View Thread