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Looking for other young people with RA to connect with

EllieBooth
EllieBooth

I am looking to connect with other young people that have RA or others that were diagnosed when they were young. I am in my 20's and was diagnosed at 13. I live in the South East/London area and have spent many years coping on my own but would now like to open up to others.

If there's anyone else in a similar position, it would be great to talk.

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I suggest you have a look at Arthur's Place: arthursplace.co.uk/

It's a website aimed at young people with (any form of) arthritis. There's also a facebook group. There are a good number of young people active there. I am a little old for that community myself (I'm 36), but I also sometimes feel a little young for this one, so it's a nice balance. You could also try the helpline, I've not tried it, but one of the things they do is to connect you with peers.

EllieBooth
EllieBooth in reply to EmilieD

Thank you, I will have a look at both! I used the helpline and they pointed me in the direction of this forum, but I'm grateful to have more information.

Hey there

Im 29 with RA what medication are you on?

Hope you are well x

EllieBooth
EllieBooth in reply to Lfox

Hey! I'm on methotrexate, makes it pretty stable, does your medication control it? X

Lfox
Lfox in reply to EllieBooth

Thanks what im on too! Ups and downs with it but mainly good. Do you drink on it?xx

EllieBooth
EllieBooth in reply to Lfox

I do, not a huge amount but definitely more than I should, but I didn't for the first 4 or so years so my body could get use to it, how long have you been on it?

Lfox
Lfox in reply to EllieBooth

I do definitely more than i should! I only got diagnosed in January so since then so not long!

Hope you are feeling good!

EllieBooth
EllieBooth in reply to Lfox

I haven't had any issues since drinking, and it's fairly easy to know if my body can take it any time I drink so I think the main thing is to listen to your reactions as you go.

How are you coping with the new diagnosis? You must still be adjusting, it being so recent!

Lfox
Lfox in reply to EllieBooth

Ups and downs Ellie how are you doing?x

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