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Reactive Arthritis for 7 Years

Posted by @faisal, May 3, 2016

Hi, I have body ache for 7 years, recently diagnosed with Reactive Arthritis. It is not shown in any blood test, My Rheumatologist diagnosed it by Musculoskeletal ultrasound. I am taking its Treatment for 8 Months, but so Far, no improvement in inflammation at all.
My question are:
– Does Reactive Arthritis last that long?
– Does it not improves even after taking so much of Steroids and DMARDs for 8 Months?
– Will it ever go away?
– 3 Months ago I have taken 1000 mg Solumedrol, now I am going for 1000 mg
again, Is it ok?
– Can we rely on diagnosis by Musculoskeletal Ultrasound?

REPLY

Hi @faisal, and welcome to Connect. I found some information from Mayo Clinic on testing and diagnosis for reactive arthritis that I think you’d find helpful: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/reactive-arthritis/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20020872. When did you have your ultrasound?

I’m also tagging @user_ch906f23e. This member recently wrote about having reactive arthritis and may be able to answer a few of your questions.

I had Ultrasound 8 Months ago, but I am not sure if I can rely on this. But my Rheumatologist is 100 percent sure that it is Reactive Arthritis. I also have other questions:

– Will it ever go away? I have it for 7 years
– 3 Months ago I have taken 1000 mg Solumedrol, now I am going for 1000 mg
again, Is it ok?

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