How do i survive a festival with JIA?

alyssanadine2 Member Posts: 16
edited 24. Jul 2012, 13:29 in Young people's community

I've had JIA since the age of 12 but have been lucky enough to not really have any problems until the past year.

I'm now 22 and booked my ticket to V festival before my knee and elbow flared up. I am now waiting for an MRI on my knee but have also been given Sulfasalazine which I only started a few days ago.

I'm going to the festival no matter how much it hurts but has anyone got any tips on how to manage the pain? I'm a bit worried as I know there will be a fair bit of walking and getting shoved and pushed.

Any help would be much appreciated :)


  • canyoufelix
    canyoufelix Member Posts: 7
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    From personal experience -

    You go, get hammered throughout the whole thing, and then worry about the pain after the festival (which there WILL be haha, totally worth it though.)
  • alyssanadine2
    alyssanadine2 Member Posts: 16
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Haha I was undecided between be drunk all weekend or take tramodol. I like your thinking :-)