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Old 07-16-2012, 11:39 PM   #2
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Re: Reactive Arthritis, anyone?

First of all, I hear your frustration. Many comments people receive when they have these symptoms are not kind and are inappropriate. I would first get a copy of your lab results and see what tests were run. An ASO (anti-strept antibody test) should be included, since this seemed to start shortly after a sinus infection. Reactive arthritis usually follows a STD or diarrhea from certain germs. I would pursue the inflammatory arthritis pathway with a rheumatologist who specializes in autoimmune disorders. Early in the course of these, the blood tests may be negative, and it may take time for the whole picture to come together for a specific diagnosis. Someone who believes you and believes in you will follow your health and treat your symptoms while waiting for answers.

 
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