Hello you lot. I have managed to pick up a case of reactive arthritis from a bout of food poisoning.
40 year old male. Went abroad. Got food poisoning. 4 weeks later my knee became a balloon. No pain, just solid fluid in the joint. Because I run, and run fast for my age, I put it down to a bio mechanical problem....
I rested it, iced it, elevated and compressed it, which had no effect at all. In fact whilst resting it got larger. Preventing me walking. Thats when I saw the doc, got my anti inflammatories, bloods taken, fluid drained and tested, MRI scan and x ray. All came back with no positive results. I binned the drugs straight away, as I never trust them (yes I am that stupid). Then a month later my eye picked up conjunctivitis.
Seeing a rheumatologist soon hopefully. But 3 months on from the initial swelling I am walking at pace, cycling gently and can do the odd canter over 100m. There is still swelling, which increases slightly with exercise, but slowly it seems to be getting better.
Thats my story. Anyone else have a similar one?