Reiter's Syndrome & woozyness
I have recently been diagnosed with Reiter's Syndrome after suffering from epididymitis following unprotected sex during a one night stand back in february. I went to my GP with this and he prescribed Cipro and advised me to visit the STD clinic. I went and was tested - all tests came back clear (although I had already started taking the Cipro which I believe can confuse the issue and give a false result). About 3 weeks after the epididymitis my left knee swelled up causing extreme pain. My GP arranged for blood tests and all were fine apart from a very high CRP of 167 and a ESR of 57.
Also fluid was drained from my knee which showed no sign of infection.
My GP treated the arthritis with cortisteroid tablets which eased the swelling and made me more comfortable. He refered me to a Urologist & a Rhumatologist.
I have had an ultrasound on my testicle which has shown everything is normal, apart from the epididymitis.
I haven't had any urethritis though, and although my eyes have been sore, I've only had really mild conjunctivitis.
I still have the epididymitis, although it comes and goes throughout the day - sometimes my testicle feels normal - other times as solid as a rock.
My urologist has now prescribed me with a six week course of Doxycycline, and my rhumatologist has given me two cortisteroid injections - one in my knee, and one in my backside. I'm due to see him again in November.
I now have oral thrush (which my rhumatologist tells me is from all the antibiotics & steroids I have been taking), but it will not go away despite taking two courses of Nystan.
Throughout the whole ordeal I have been feeling really tired, lethargic & woozy (almost drunk-like) and are now feeling really down and depressed about the whole thing, especially as I do not have the energy to play my drums with my band.
Is anyone else out there experiencing this lethargy and wooziness following Reiter's syndrome? And does anyone have any ideas about beating the oral thrush?
I'd really appreciate talking to anyone in my position. I've not felt myself for several months now and are worried I'll never get back to my normal self.
Last edited by moderator2; 09-04-2005 at 10:10 AM.
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