So I have received a copy of the letter sent to my GP following my last appointment with my rheumatologist and I am soooooo confused. I can't even imagine how much time I have spent doing internet research about diagnosis words and illnesses etc in the last 3 years, but this latest one has me totally stumped.
Basically it says that the diagnosis is:- Enteropathic Spondyloarthropathy
- Pre-Achilles bursitis
Now I understand the fibro and am currently testing different combinations of pain meds for that. I also know that 'enteropathic' means it's secondary (to my ulcerative colitis) and I know that Spondyloarthropathy is a term used to describe a bunch of conditions including AS, reactive arthritis etc. But I can find no mention of the two words together so I don't really understand what this means. Also, 'Enthesitis' is inflammation of connective tissue (i think) and this is sometimes a precursor to AS as is (possibly) achilles involvement.
Basically I was wondering if anyone else knows what this could mean or has anything similar?
I'm worried that this means I'm developing AS. Especially because it's linked to UC and every time I see my rheumy she asks A LOT of questions about my back. Though no one has come out and said that this is what they think so I don't know if I'm just overreacting.Can somebody please help me unravel this web of lingo?