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My second post on here. Just wanted to share my experience and try and get some answers. I am 20 years old and nearly a year ago to the day I was admitted to hospital with an inflamed left knee joint and diagnosed with reactive arthritis. After 3 steroid injections, 4 months of sulfasalazine and lots of ups and downs my condition has only worsened, with both my Achilles tendons becoming inflamed as well as my left hip and lower back. I today received results from a new MRI and the doctors have come to the conclusion I am suffering from peripheral spondyloarthritis. Prior to this I was very fit, playing rugby up to 5 times a week. I now struggle to get out of bed in the morning. I have been started on methotrexate which I am told is very effective, however my doctor also said I would receive biologics in 3 months time if the methotrexate is not working. On top of this I am taking naproxen twice daily. I wondered if anyone with the same diagnosis/medication could shed some light on how effective it was for them and would like to hear some recovery stories. The last 12 months have been immensely difficult for me and I am finding myself very depressed.
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