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I'm 17 years old and recently been diagnosed with arthritis. My inflammation and pain was so bad as my doctor at first misdiagnosed me until I had to be hospitalised! My inflammation level was up past 313 so it's still pretty high. It on the way down thanks to steroids, however i'm extremity keen get off these as there wrecking my sleeping pattern and i'm constantly hungry and tired! I'm about to go start 10mg of methotrexate but quite nervous as I know there's some side affects such as sickness and hair loss, plus I have my last exam on Monday and i'm taking the tablets on Friday so i'm really nervous about it messing up my studying! I've already felt kept back as I've had to miss so much school and was I hospital 5 days before my first exam for a week! If anyone has any tips and advice on coping with methotrexate or even arthritis it would be great, trying to come to terms with all of this and exams in three months has left me really shaken up and I still reach points where I just want to give up as I find it so hard to come to terms with some days..sounds quite dramatic I know but some days I can't even dress myself nevermind. Go outside with friends and i'm only 17. Sorry if this is really long just need some people to talk to who get where i'm coming from!
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