Hi, I was recently diagnosed with reactive arthritis in April of this year. I had a steroid injection which I thought had controlled the worse of it, but it returned with a vengeance 3 weeks ago and I can hardly move. It is largely in the base of my spine and my right knee.
I am getting increasingly scared about what I read on this condition, as I had been assured it was a short term (6-12 months) illness. However, given that I am in a second bout of this (much worse than the first), I wonder if anyone else here is also suffering from reactive arthritis?
I am taking some very low dose steroid tablets per day plus ibruprofen. I have to say, neither appear to be doing anything, so I wonder if I should just stop?
Any positive words or experience of this condition would be gratefully received.
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