I have a question. I came down with prostatitis back in Dec 2005. Then I started having problems with my knee and my lower back. The protatitis left, but the knee problems never really went away. I went to see a rheumatologist and he diagnose me with reactive arthritis. I wasn't positive for HLA-B27 so I wans't sure that I got the correct diagnosis. I got a second opinion with a chirocpractic specialist and he said that I just had inflamation on my knee. I did physical therapy and that help, but the pain never really went away. Howver, a couple of months ago I had another flare up of my knee, follow by a month of upset stomach and the return of the prostatis. At the same time, I had my allergies going through the roof. I am sorta thinking to revisit the whole reactive arthritis thing again. Just wonder if anything this happened to them. Let me know.
The large joint involvement (knee) coupled with the digestive problem may be an indication of Crohn's disease, which is closely associated with reactive arthritis and also has side conditions of urethritis, prostatitis, and cystitis. Other symptoms of reactive arthritis can surface with throat sores, eye inflammation (iritis), and skin sores that resemble psoriasis. Many times these symptoms appear sequentially, other times simultaneously, and sometimes all will be in remission. You might want to research Reiter's syndrome.
Thank you. I already have a looked into Reiter's. I wasn't exactly sure that I had because I don't have HLA-B27 but this flare out was milder than the initial ones but it seems that it is exactly happens. Thanks.