Thought i'd bring a bit of happiness and hope onto this forum
I'm almost seventeen years old and i've had polyarticular JIA since i was four years old. I'm now pretty much in remmission and my methotrexate dose is starting to be reduced from 15mg down to 12.5 (which im on at the moment) and now 10mg. I'm also on enbrel twice a week which will start to be decreased if i have no problems with the lower doses of methotrexate. I've got no swelling, and everything is looking really positive for the future and im just really excited. Although i know i still have a long way to go, its an amazing feeling knowing coming off drugs may be a possibility when i was told i'd most likely be permenantly in a wheelchair by the age of fourteen!
Just a little message to all the parents with young children with arthritis to show that there can be positive outcomes despite what doctors may say in the begining and even more so now with all the new drugs!