i have ran out of ideas....

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i got RA since 14. now i am 22 years old. tried RA diet, various of medicine, it just keep getting worse... i actually planned if i my RA doesn't feel better after I'm 25, I'm leaving this world...

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    hi Ari.

    I feel for you. I really do. I know how RA gets you not just physically. but mentally and just as important emotionally. you claim the magic age is 25. WHY? what happens at 25? what's wrong with 26. or 30? or 40? get my drift? why do I feel you think your alone. your not! treat it as a challenge.

    everyone needs someone. and someone needs everyone. youve come this far. why spoil your record. there's a friend out there waiting for you. you just haven't met them yet. when you do you'll be ten times stronger. you'll see. ive been where you are.

    take care, keep well above all wait. wait for that friend. theyre closer than you think. ivan.

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    It's a struggle, I have several health problems RA just being one of them, one of the others Tinnitus in both ears I could well have left this life years go with that, it takes some mental strength to stand it all, on a another note try Turmeric 95% curcumin with piperine capsules for you RA.

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    Are you in the UK?  Because if you aren't in the USA, I would immigrate here for the medical intervention.  You can get on a biological medication, available in the USA, especially if you have a consciencious RA doc.   It will be like RA gone into remission.  My experience is that nothing stopped this illness, none of the first step medications.  They work a bit for some but they cannot stop it.  Biologicals can't undo the damage already done, but will put it in remission so it doesn't continue to inflame your joints and destroy them.  Not having proper care for this illness is miserable.  Down the road you may be in my shoes, having joint replacement.  I'm still recovering but those who are on the other side of a healed up new joint are very happy.  People who don't have RA often have to get new joints.  Pain is part of life.  When I first came down with it I was given pregnisone for a time and later super duper pain meds.  Even sulphasalazine which is affordable, will help.  If you don't have medication that addresses the pain it can wear you down mentally.  Where ever you live you need a gp and an RA doc and both need to be addressing your level of pain.  You have to insist sometimes.  Only you know how bad it hurts, even if you have to change doctors if need be to get them to pay attention.  RA is not a reason to check out of this world.  I've had this for 32 years and can still do everything I used to do before I got it.  

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    Hey!. I'm 61 and got the aches and pains at 16. Life is good, it may burn itself out soon, but reappear later in life like mine. You adapt, look at your life, I don't know where you are or your circumstances, but hey...there are many many more people far worse off than us. You have to talk, to learn how to adapt....I'm in pain everyday, but others are far worse than me...

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    Ardi, you are very young.  The medical field is progressing.  There may be a cure for us someday.  Do not lose hope.  Look how far you have come already.  It takes a strong person to deal with this horrible illness for as long as you have.  Be proud of your resilience and do not give up.  Also, you need to challenge your doctors to do better for you.  Tell them how you are feeling.
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    Read PM ardi.
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    How are you doing these days Ardi?
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