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Reactive Arthritis

Also known as Arthritis - Reactive, Reiter's Syndrome

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  • Doctors can't find the answer, please give your opinions.

    I'm 20 years old, when I was in 3rd grade I was diagnosed with reactive arthritis. It only ever afftected me badly one time, I couldn't walk because my ankle hurt so bad, the doctors took x-rays to find nothing. For weeks I would cry to my legs hurt and my parents thought they were growing pains...

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  • C diff reactive HLA B27 +

    I am 44 and have just been diagnosed with ReA following c diff infection. It started a month ago with left hip pain, spread to the right foot and within a week affected both knees and feet severely, with mild pain in left hip and shoulder. I can walk with crutches most days, sometimes even standing...

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  • Reactive arthritis - just now developed

    Hello,   I have been reading the stories of reactive arthritis and i thought that i would share mine. It all started 3 1/2 years ago with urethritis and all the classic symptoms that go with an STD after a one night stand. I went in to urgent care 3 different times over many months and...

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  • My experience with reactive arthritis

    I am 19, I play Rugby 4 times a week and go running on a regular basis. I have been suffering from ReA in my left knee for approximately 2 months now with only minor improvements. The knee had swollen up to a huge size and I was forced onto crutches for about 4 weeks. After numerous hospital visits I...

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  • Prednisone taper

    Help! I need advice- I am tapering off prednisone .5 mg every 2 weeks. I'm down to 5.5 mg and I don't feel well...my muscles ache all over and I must be clenching my jaw in my sleep because it hurts to chew food. people experienced with tapering- how important is it that I stay at my exact...

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  • Reactive Arthritis - positive ending

    Hi everyone, I became ill nearly a year ago to the day and so I thought I would share my experience of Reactive Arthritis with you.  I don't share a lot on social media, and have never posted in a forum in my life, but to "celebrate" this odd anniversary here goes nothing... Before...

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  • Help!

    My boyfriend is 26, and he is turning into a medical mystery. Two years ago he started experiencing shoulder pain and swelling, and it would cause his entire arm to swell and turn almost purple. It was extremely painful. After seeing several specialists, having steroid injections done and trying medications,...

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  • Sexually Aquired Reactive Arthritis

    Hi, I am wondering what the symptoms of sexually acquired RA might be and can you get it from Oral sex. I thnk I have them but my doctors insist not. I first had joint pains (elbows, ankle) in Sept 06, then have had at various times sticky eye, mouth inflamation, slit tongue, prostate/testicle/penis...

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  • Permanent symptoms

    I was diagnosed with reactive arthritis 5 years ago due to a chlamydial infection and have come to accept the pain in my joints. But the one thing that never went away and really bothers me is the ulcers on my penis. They don't hurt but that look so bad and create a bad odor. Is there any way at...

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  • reaction to flu and swine flu jab

    i am a 45 year old lady who worked as a healthcare assistant in derriford hospital until june of last year when i was dismissed from my post due to my incapability of being able to fullfill my role following what i beleive to be a reactive arthritis following the flu and swine flu vaccination. I have...

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  • syptoms

    Did you get blisters, mouthsores or nailchanges? How bad or how subtle were they? How long inbetween syptoms? 

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  • could a link be between heavy workouts and developing ReA?

    i have been reading through all these forum postings and i cant help but notice so many people saying "this has been extra hard to adjust to since i used to be in the gym every morning." or "i originally thought id just worked out too hard." is there a link between using gyms a lot...

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  • No diagnosis

    Hi there. Is anyone here experiencing joint, muscle pain....i dread laying down,because it's so painful when I lay and to get up is so difficult. It seems to be traveling from my right shoulder, spine and scapula to my left side now. Doctors are puzzled. I feel like a ball been passed around...

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  • What cause my RA after massage? HLA-B27 Neg

    Hello, I am not sure where to being, but any input would help. About  4 months ago I went to massage parlor for massage and happy ending. I received both. The massuses used lotion for happy ending part. She also decided to kiss / suck my nipples for about few minutes.  That was the only sexual...

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  • Reactive Arthritis patient since Oct. 2016

    Heres my story and what I've learned, I was diagnosed with ReA since October 2016.  ReA occurs when your body suffers an infection and redirects your immune system to attack joints. Personally, my infection was chlamydia.  Some other common ways to get ReA is infection to the bladder or...

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  • How quickly did it develop for you?

    Hi everyone I hope you're all staying in good mental health and want to thank you in advance for your reply. I have reactive arthritis and I'm trying to get a view on what I might expect. A summary of my experience so far. I suddenly felt a sharp pain in my foot upon walking, but ignored it....

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  • 5months in and still noone gives me any diagnosis

    I dont have the energy to write down all the previous history detailed atm. But i know i have Reaktive arthrisis from everything that has happened since i got a unspesified uretritt from mycoplasma genitalia in 2014 and my doctor never sent me to further investigaton and hen got the wrong treatment(sorry...

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  • 3 weeks in

    I’ve been diagnosed with ra following an infection.  Took six trips to the doc. It started in my foot and hit really bad quick in elbow, knee, hips, back, jaw unilaterally.  Whole back and really bad in mornings.  I can fight through a work day but am really scared about losing my new...

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  • Reactive Arthritis - making decisions for an unknown future

    Hi, I'm just looking for some advice. I have had arthritis since January (9months ago), my rheumatologist has said most likely reactive arthritis although rheumatoid arthritis runs in my family so it may be RA. I caught a stomach bug when traveling in Vietnam, came home, the doctor gave me ABs and...

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  • Methatrexate Injections for Reactive Arthritis

    It seems that the Reactive Arthritis likes me too much to leave.I'm approaching a year and seven months on this not so fun journey.I have been on oral Methatrexate since November and upped the dosage and started the injections of 25 ml.weekly in June, since not much success with the pill form dosage.Still...

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  • reactive arthritis

    I was diagnosed with reactive arthritis 2 months ago after a bowel infection (food poisoning during chrstmas holiday in egypt) I thought ReA was supposed to clear up between 3 and 12 months, by the looks of things it doesn't. Inflammation first started in my heel then big toes, both knees, slightly...

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  • Pain Amplification Syndrome

    has any one ever heard of this syndrome.  My daughter has had recurrent bouts of reactive arthritis and arthralgia joint pain and stiffness following viral infections e.g. UTIs.  This syndrome has been mentioned along with various other suggested diagnosises. E.g. Reactive arthralgia and biomechanical...

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  • Making progress - 90 day update - stay positive!

    I'm 44. I play tennis 4 days a week for 2hrs a match. I take allopurinol 300mg day for gout. Stays stable. Dec 15, 2016 my shoulder was killing me. Went to Ortho and received corti shot. 2 days later my left ankle swelled to where I was unable to walk. 5 more days and my right elbow did same. ...

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  • Hep B and RA connection.

    After having Hep B vaccine I have had 2 of the 3. Then I have had sore joints , it is Asymmetrical. Pretty much if I have knocked, Brocken , bruised , twisted joints in my past 55 years the ache has come back to them all. Is it true Hep B vaccine can be a cause.

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  • Recurrent Reactive Arthritis

    I'm a 35 year old woman and last year I was diagnosed with Post Streptococcal Reactive Arthritis. I also have ME/CFS which was diagnosed when I was 15 years old. In July I had sore throat that lasted for 3 weeks and wasn't getting any better so I visited my GP. She thought it was a virus but...

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  • Latest flare-ups triggered by oral sex/link to statins?

    First thing I want to emphasize is that no one should lose hope in fighting this disease. The myopic nature of Western medicine (and doctors) can be frustrating when dealing with symptoms that are very real to us but not so to those treating us. However, I've found that the key is to educate oneself,...

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  • im 57 years old and have suffered with sore knees for te...

    im 57 years old and have suffered with sore knees for ten years, xrays show nothing but the ache can be wearing,i get poor vision etc at times, i also get an ache in my groin, taken to hospital 4 weeks ago , A/E doctor gave me ciprofloxacin and sent me home, seemed to remove the groin pain but did nothing...

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  • several symptoms

    I have many of the described symptoms for reactive Arthritis. My history is a renal cancer, where the kidney was removed. The cancer a year later showed up in the femur bone. After breaking the bone and surgery performed to repair the femur, I was put on an immune therapy called nexavar, approx 6 months...

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  • Reactive Arthritis - Is there any hope??

    I was diagnosed with Reactive Arthritis Sept 07. Doctors said I must have got it from being in Mexico (june 07) and having 1 night of an upset stomach - which most people get being abroad anyway! I was biten loads over there too by mozzies. back in England - came off my pill to start trying for a baby...

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  • Reactive Arthritis

    I started to have a bulge behind my right knee in March 2007. Fluid was taken off and I was given diclofenac. Fluid than gathered in my right ankle and then my other knee and ankle became affected. I could feel fluid trickling down the back of my legs and also felt very sick and poorly. I felt...

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