RA at 31

CBL Member Posts: 1

Good afternoon everyone,

i am so pleased to find this online community

I am 31 years old and after 9 months of investigation, I have now been diagnosed with RA

i started on Sulphasalazine 3 months ago as I got to the point I was unable to weight bare on my feet, and last week they added in hydroxychloriquine!

please excuse my spelling!

is there anyone else out there my age ? It feels a little early on in life for me!


  • Chris_R
    Chris_R Moderator Posts: 649


    Welcome to the online community,glad to see you posting.

    You say you are 31 years old and after 9months of investigation you have just been diagnosed with RA,and have started on medication.

    To answer your question yes there are others on the forum who are young and have Arthritis. You can start chatting on our forums and meet them they are wonderful people who will give advice and will understand what you are going through.

    I dont know what information you have been given about your condition but if you want we can fill in the gaps you dont understand just let us know.

    Hope all goes well for you and please keep in touch and tell us how you are going on

    all the best Christine

  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,505

    Hi @CBL

    Many of us were young too when we started with our Arthritis, but are no young anymore (bah!)

    This is a story by a 25 year old Mother of 2 worth a read she also has a blog

    Have you seen the post by @HS1 today too?

    Maybe you can support each other?

    Take care

    Toni x