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Juvenile arthritis - June 12th 2012, 10:54 PM

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I was just wondering if there is anyone else out there with juvenile arthritis. I don't have rumatoid but osteo. Just wondering what you do to manage pain and such. I have been doing acupuncture a lot lately and it has helped a great bit but I feel bad having my parents pay so much every week for it, even though they say it is fine if it helps, but I still feel bad. It would also be great to know that I am not alone with this.
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Re: Juvenile arthritis - June 12th 2012, 11:31 PM

How do you have degenerative arthritis at your age? O.o

I have Arthritis, rheumatoid though, and I used to take ibuprofen for it (I was on a repeat prescription for stuff that's 4x stronger than the normal stuff x.x) but since then I've found out I shouldn't be taking it and ever since I've just taken the pain like a man.
   
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Re: Juvenile arthritis - June 13th 2012, 12:18 AM

I have junior idiopathic arthritis.

I manage pain with lots of aspirin, Tylenol, and naproxen. I also use a wax heater (it looks like a rice cooker) when my fingers flare up, and that help some.

To keep my general aches down, I keep an electric blanket on for eight hours of the night, so I don't wake up and have a sore knee or anything like that.

When my flareups gets unbearable, I'll fall back on hot baths and dietary controls [which for me means no dairy :-(].
   
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Re: Juvenile arthritis - June 13th 2012, 01:05 AM

We actually really aren't sure what it is exactly. My doctors have sort of fallen back on arthritis because of the joint pain, but it is all due to an autoimmune disorder which again we aren't sure which one, but I know it is not rumatoid or lupus.

I have tried just about every pain reliever and the only one that helps a little without making me sick is three tylenols and hot Epsom salt baths.

Also, does anyone know of the medicine enbrel? My doctor wants me to go on this because it is sort of a last resort after having tried many things like methotrexate injections for 9 months with no relief. Sorry for all the questions, I am kind of lost with all of this.

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Re: Juvenile arthritis - June 13th 2012, 02:02 AM

I think I had methotrexate at some point and had a bad reaction to it. I'll check back.

I definitely haven't had enbrel though. I'm currently on Remecaid.
   
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Re: Juvenile arthritis - June 13th 2012, 10:11 AM

I have a friend who suffers from arthritis and fibromyalgia. Her arthritis is a consequence of being both an elite gymnast and tumbler, the impact basically screwed over her joints. She manages it with heat (such as wheaties and stuff) and nurofen plus, but by all accounts, nothing helps much because of the fibromyalgia, which is a pain condition. She has had brief periods of positive response from a number of means of pain management but usually it returns to being excruciating over a period of time.

Her mother told me that at times she used soft casts for her wrists and hands.

Nurofen plus is basically ibuprofen combined with codeine, just so you know.
   
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