... yr. ago. I just found out my cousin's daughter also has arthritis and took Acutane as a teen. She is 23yr old. She recently has had a hip replacement. ... (1 replies)
... Anything that makes the joint off the normal alignment can cause severe arthritis. I've battled it since my teens due to injuries as a child. ... (5 replies)
... I think this issue needs to be seriously delved into, my step daughter 23yrs
old is having a hip replacement in June due to RA. Their is no family history
and she took accutane in high school (6 replies)
... Hello! I took accutane a while ago. Once in my late teens then had to go on it in my mid 20's and now in my 30's just got diagnosed with rheumatoid arthiritis. ... (6 replies)
... l joint fluids they can put in the knees....all sorts of ways to help you deal with it. Best decision I ever made to see one. I strongly recommend finding a good arthritis doc to help you be comfortable. ... (4 replies)
... rays and take lots of blood and it may show nothing more than than plain old osteoarthritis...the arthritis of growing older. But for some of us, OA comes early.....I had it by my late teens. But then they start watching you. ... (8 replies)
... ey know it has something as well to do with genetics as some folks never get it or if they do, it rarely hurts. Whereas others like myself, get OA in their later teens and early 20's apart from injuries. My 83 year old neighbor has no OA or if she does, it does not hurt. ... (5 replies)
... Hi RaSucks...and I agree!
After battling severe OA for most of my life(started in my teens) I got RA 6 years ago....a very aggressive form of it too. Hit my blood vessels, brain, eyes and heart within the first 2 years.
I started on MTX and am still on it. I self-inject to avoid the stomach problems and take 2mgs of folic acid a day. I'm currently taking the equivalent... (7 replies)
... My name is Laura. I'm 16 years old and was diagnosed with Juvenile Rhuematoid Arthritis when I was 2 years old. It's hard to believe I've been living with this disease for 14 years. ... (0 replies)
... You may not want a physiotherapist but you should have one. With AS as you must know that movement in the spine will become restricted in some fashion. Unfortunately the position of some flexion gives relief in most AS patients. Flexion is the worst posture to be had, as your spine flexes and then you have to jut your chin out so your eyes are level. So get a PT get measured,... (10 replies)
... I am so glad to hear from you! It is so frustrating the lack of communication going on between teens with arthritis out there. ... (10 replies)
... articular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis in the winter of 2010. Apparently I'd had it for quite a few years before then. ... (10 replies)
your anemia is bad enough; believe me (I was there many times too) it can make all your joints hurt, and makes you very dizzy and very exhausted all the time. If anemia is not treated, it can become a real serious health issue.
Make sure they know what type anemia this is and get checked for it couple times a year.
Joint pains can be caused by many different... (4 replies)
... Hi! My name is Sarah and I am also a teen with arthritis. I can completely understand the need to talk to other teens with arthritis. I was diagnosed officially with arthritis a year and a half ago. I hope you have a pain free day! ... (10 replies)
... Thank you so much for your reply! I will try the non-dairy diet and see how it works! (: I am glad to hear you are pain free! Have a wonderful day! (10 replies)
... Hi All,
I am also sorry about what you have been through it is tough, i am 24 as of last week :-), i was 11 when diagnosed with RA i too complained but Doctors palmed it off as growing pains, i researched the disease myself and the 3rd trip to the doctors i convinced them, they did blood tests and hey i was right it was arthritis. I now live pain free just by eating no... (10 replies)
... Thank you so much Sarah! Your reply was very nice and I enjoyed reading it. It turns out that the 'sprained' limbs turned out to be not actually sprained but the arthritis. I will try looking on other blogs and I hope everything works out for you as well! Have a wonderful day! (10 replies)
... least you're on the best drugs and you're obviously seeing a competent rheumatologist. I don't know about the leaking out of the medication, but there are other arthritis boards that are probably more active than this one. This board has some crazy rules, so I don't know if I can post the links here. But post your question about. ... (10 replies)
... Hi, my name is Sarah and I am 16 almost 17. I have been living with arthritis for as long as I can remember. I had always been complaining that I had sprained everything. ... (10 replies)
... Hi Jenny,
Thank you so much for all the information. I feel like I'm starting to get a handle on this now. Is this considered an autoimmune condition?
Those medications do have a lot of horrible side effects. I can't imagine that one day I could lose my vision from medications. Well, since I haven't even started anything in the way or real treatment (my moderate pain... (14 replies)