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Being Young and have RA

At what age were you dignosed?
I was dignosed at 16 and now I'm about to turn 27 and I would like to know if any one who have been dignosed this early in life deal with it.


I'm still quite young but I have been sick for over 10 years. And Honestly sometimes I don't see the point to figth this illness.

  1. Hi - thanks for reaching out. Yes there are many in our community who have been diagnosed pretty young due to JIA/JRA - https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/what-is-ra/juvenile-ra One of our advocates, Kelly Mack actually has written a lot about her experience - https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/the-loneliness-of-being-a-jra-kid. You're definitely not alone!


    -Reggie (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

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