5 YEAR OLD NEW JIA DIAGNOSIS, NATURAL REMEDIES?
Hi, my 5 year old son has just been diagnosed with JIA.
its has been a whirlwind of a time but I'm thankful that he has been diagnosed and we can try and control the pain he has had for the last 8 months.
so the day he was diagnosed he was started on very strong dose of steroids via IV for 3 days to reduce the inflammation in his cervical spine and jaw. he has since been discharged from hospital with a lower dose of the steroids and gradually weaning off of them over 5 weeks.
his rheumatologist now wants to start him on 10mg methotrexate and I am extremely concerned. he has already started to show some side effect from the steroids such as swelling and behavioural issues. I'm worried that being on both drugs that both can cause side effects is going to cause a lot of damage. I'm so scared for him and i want to find out if there is anything more natural and less damaging than this treatment.
i have been looking at homeopathy and osteopathy treatments and they look promising but i want to find out if others have tried this for their children and received successful results, or if they have used any other alternative medicine either as a substitute for even along side treatment prescribed by the rheumatologist.
any help or information is greatly appreciated.
from a very worried mother.