Kyle's Mom Welcome to HW,
I'am so sorry to hear that your son is having such a hard time right now.My heart goes out to you and your son.I know it is so hard to watch a loved one and even more so when it is a child that is having to deal with this.
I know that any typ of arthritis effrect's most people worse when it is old than it does when it is warm for some reason.I see he is on methotrexate is it pill form or shot form?Is this the only med he is on for his RA?I know there are other meds out there that may be able to help your son and i will name a few of them and that way if there is one that he has not been tried on you may want to ask his Rheumy about these meds and prehapes the Rheumy may be willing to try him on them.
I would like to say first of all I have RA,OA,AS,Crohns,Sjerens and I also have inflamation of the lining of my nerves.I know it is alot but I wanted you to know where I'm comeing from.
So this is what meds I'm on now Plaqunile,Humira azulfidine 500.These are the combo's that I take and out of them Humira has helped me the most.
I think that it might be in your and your son's best interest to talk to his Rheumy and see what he thinks about maybe trying him on Humira it is truely a wounderful drug.I take 40 every other week by shot that I give to my self it comes all ready in prefilled so you do not have to load it your self like you have to do with methotrexate.
I lived in Mississippi for over 23 years and in the delta and it a lot hotter down there then it is here.I now moved back home about three years ago and to tell you the truth I can't tell any differents as far as the weather goes I do suffer with alot of joint pain and stiffnes it takes me about an hour to two hours to get some of the stiffens to go away so I can move arounf.
I know of some childrens that are on Humira so I think this would be a good time to talk to him about the possibility of maybe trying this med on him.The only reaction that I have noticed is I get alittle red around the rejection site and it does sting-burn but it only last a few minutes and then goes away.Oh I would like to say at the time I was put on Humira I was in a wheel chaire and Humira is what got me out of that wheel chaire.
Please know that you are welcome any time here and we will help you in any way we can.May god bless you and your son.Please do keep use up on how your son is doing.