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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis in 17 month dd

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bbrisotto Sat 08-Oct-16 07:04:55

Does anyone have any experience with juvenile idiopathic arthritis? My DD has just been diagnosed with JIA after 3 months of worsening symptoms. She is 17 months old. She has just been into hospital to have steroid injections in 5 joints, she had to have this under general anaesthetic which wasn't very nice for us but for the best. The improvement just the next day is amazing, she got up in the morning and walked off pretty much as normal - she hasn't done that for a while. We have to wait to get her immunised against chicken pox before starting methotrexate to get this under control.

bbrisotto Sun 09-Oct-16 17:26:59

Does anyone have any experience to share about JIA?

bookwormish Mon 10-Oct-16 14:36:08

Hi, my child is much older and we're going through this at the moment. Good luck with the injections, hope you see some improvement and its not too uncomfortable for your little one. Highly recommend this charity www.ccaa.org.uk/ and this FB group www.facebook.com/groups/JAParentsFamiliesUK/

bbrisotto Mon 10-Oct-16 19:21:39

Hi, thank you for the links, I will take a look at those. The injections seem to have worked wonders for the moment, I don't know how long they will last for. Next step is a chicken pox vaccine and them to get started on the methotrexate.

What age was your child diagnosed if you don'tind me asking?

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