Hello, my names Katie nearly 17, been on humira since 23rd December 2013, diagnosed with sacroiliitis arthritis in 2013 after multiple hospital visits. So essentially have had it 5 years nearly now. My most recent symptom is migraines so i`m off school today again. I'm in lower sixth year and have missed so much school this year which is not good as I want to do nursing and need my grades to do that. I can't remember the last time I had a full week at school.I try but it's just one infection after another and humira does not seem to be the the miracle cure for me as it has been for other people. I`m fed up with missing school, missing nights out, no longer able to take part in sports etc which I loved and I know my friends can't understand what I'm dealing with so I try not to talk about it with them.
I was persuaded to join this forum by my mother she thinks it would be good for me to talk with young people who have an understanding of this illness and therefore more in touch with my daily challenges. I live in Derry city and as yet have not met anyone around my age with this condition hopefuly I will meet some here.
Thanks for your time .
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