reactive arthritis

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I was diagnosed with reactive arthritis 4 weeks ago after spending a week in hospital in severe pain. It took 3 visits to my GP to convince him that something was wrong and only when I could not get out of bed did my daughter demand a home visit which resulted in my admission to hospital. I had food poisoning a few days before whish turned out to be campylabactor, but I had been getting pains in my joints for over a month prior to this. My shoulders are the worst but my hips, knees, elbows and wrists are not too far behind. When I ask how long I am going to be like this the answer I get is \"How long is a piece of string\"? I am currently taking 8 Paracetamol, 8 Tramadol and 3 Diclofenac per day, and woe betide my if I miss any. Can anyone please offer some hope.

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    it will get better i have had reative ar now for 8 months. i am 36 with 3 young children the yougest just started walking and is faster than me. i am very slowly seeing an improvement and weaning off the steroids, but the hosp have me on methatrexate how long i will be on this is anyones guess. i still have pain but is more bearable now. chin up i went thri=ough the tears and my family thinking i was about to give up, keep pestering the docs and hosp, you know your body dont let them fob you off.
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    Hi i have the same thing my doctor was very good as i had a lot of joint pain a week before the big one and it was on his records from my first visit so he got me in to see a consultant the same day had the blood tests and x-rays then steroid injections all on the same day.I,m still on the pain killers and Anti-inflammatorys but im getting better i have found the more i move about the better i fell .It will get better but its your body that will repaire its self.Keep taking the tablets
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    Hi,

    You should try Reiki, This could help. You probably need to go a few times to Reiki healer.

    Good luck

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    hi, I am going through the same situation. I want to know how long it took you to go back to normal and if you have had any relapse. thanks,
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