Managing Flare-Ups

Chenicka tells us what causes her flare-ups

Chenicka
Thirteen
Likes acting, dislikes homework
Good at P.E., bad at revising

Has lupus

Symptoms, Medications and Side-effects

Katie thinks it's good to stick with the medication

Katie
Seventeen
Likes coaching football, dislikes early mornings
Good at playing football, bad at taking time to rest
Has lupus

Keeping Positive

Jamy likes to take time to think and relax

Jamy
Fourteen
Likes being outdoors, netball, dislikes tomatoes and mess
Good at table tennis, bad at football and drawing
Has lupus

Feelings & Mood

Alex tells us what she does to manage her symptoms when she gets a flare-up

Sara,
sixteen
Loves: Horseriding
Hates: Ice cream

Good at: Watching TV
Bad at: Using chopsticks

Has JIA

We can all have similar feelings when we have a rheumatological condition but it is important to talk to family, friends, your doctor or nurse or teacher so that you can share that worry. Having answers to problems can reduce the negative feelings or mood.

You can also find online information and support at the following websites:

Explaining to other people

Sai found it hard at first to tell his friends

Sai
Seventeen
Likes playing hockey, dislikes lateness
Good at maths and problem solving, bad at art
Has lupus

Getting older & The future

Gilson's mum used to take care of his medication but now he does it himself, he's in control and happy

Gilson
Eighteen
Likes badminton, dislikes celery
Good at video games, bad at not much
Has enthesitis related arthritis

Will it go away?

John talks about what might happen in the future for people with JDM

Dr John Ioannou
Likes football, gadgets and BBQs, dislikes Brussel Sprouts
Good at cooking omelettes, bad at ironing
Principal Investigator at the Centre

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