Flare up

amiebee Member Posts: 9
edited 17. Feb 2012, 19:15 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi guys, I'm a 20 year old girl and my JIA has just flared up again. I've had no problems for just over 5 years and unfortunately it flared up again just before christmas. Ive already had 40mls of fluid drained off my left knee and a steroid injection however I'm facing this again with my right knee. Im currently waiting to start methotrexate. I also have carpal tunnel in my right wrist. I'm struggling to cope with everything as I have a part time job and I am also studying full time at college. My flare up is really getting me down, I've not been sleeping much for the last 4 weeks and I'm not sure what to do. Does any one have any suggestions as to how I can help get myself back up again? Any suggestions would be appreciated :) xx


  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,279
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi my love
    Im so sorry you are in so much pain, can you not get an emergency appointment with your Rheumy, if you could get across how bad things are, they will hopefully listen
    I have OA so In sorry I cant offer much help, but I am sure someone will be along later.
    Oh and a warm welcome from me, and have you tried the young people thread.
    I do wish you well and don't forget we are always here if you need to get it all off your chest xxx
  • amiebee
    amiebee Member Posts: 9
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks Barbara :) I've got an appointment with my specialist on 7th march but couldn't get one any sooner as she is booked up! Its so rubbish.

    Thanks for replying :)
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,211
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Amie

    Lovely to meet you :)

    Sorry you are flaring so badly just now....l have in the past been able to see if the rheumy nurse the hospital could maybe for a depot jab in the b*m to tide me over or even if you could see the Gp - sometimes have given some of us oral steroids as a sort of temporary sticking plaster???

    Sorry am brain-dead today :(


    Toni xxx
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'm so sorry that you're going through this mi dear.. I'm flaring too right now, they seem none stop lately :roll: I truly wish I could help...
    Only thing I can suggest is to carry on posting, the support on here really helps hun..
    I'm sorry that I can't suggest more :oops:
    Take care, take it easy and rest as much as you can.
    Gentle but blokey hugs (a rare thing) from me... :D
    And some purrs from Ra aka The Great White Dope..
  • amiebee
    amiebee Member Posts: 9
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks guys :) much appreciated!
  • CJHunter
    CJHunter Member Posts: 1,038
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hiya, Just saying hi and wishing you all the best.

    Hope you are able to get some help sooner arther than later. the waiting is such a bind especially when u r in pain like you are.

    hope u r able to get some sleep.

    take care, all the best (((())))