I am a 45 year old caucasian female who was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis back when I was 23 years old. I have had 2 hip replacements 2 hip revisions a shoulder replacement and a thumb reconstuction. I was fortunate enough to go to a Homeopathic Institute last summer I was put through a series of tests and was diagnosed with Reactive Arthritis not Rheumatoid Arthritis. I seem to do get recurrent bladder infections and other infections. I do well on antiboitics and then I go off of them and I flare up again, My question is Can I Stay On Antibiiotics Permanently? Is there anything I can do to cut down on getting these infections? I am wearing down a little everyday and the pain is getting the best of me as well as the deforming I try to go to pool as much as I can., If there is any way I can help children with this disease please direct me to someone I can call to volunteer my experience in dealing with this disease If I can help one person I will have fulfilled my dream…Thank you For your time and help Tammy
Hi Tammy, what a wonderful question – how can you help children with arthritis? I suggest you contact either the national Arthritis Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. Or see if there is a local chapter of the Arthritis Foundation in your area. Every year there are fundraising events for children with arthritis, and I’m sure they would welcome your help.