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Long term JA prognosis

  • By scott87

    I have had JRA since is was about 8 years old and I’m 28 now . What will life be like when I’m old ? I just started taking enbrel again.

  • By Mariah Z. Leach Moderator

    Hi Scott ~
    That is certainly a difficult question to answer – as everyone’s disease progresses at different rates. For example, I was diagnosed at 25 and now I am 33 – and have had quite a few ups and downs between those ages! Since you’re taking Enbrel, it sounds like you are working with a rheumatologist to find the best possible treatment for you. With the right treatment, long-term impact will be reduced – so make sure you and your rheumatologist are working as a team to find the best treatment for you.

    Best of luck,
    ~Mariah~ (Site Moderator)