I will try to make this as short as I can....
In Oct 2005, I went on L&I from my job and ended up with 2% loss of use in my arms. They told me that it is nerve entrapment and epicondylitis. Therapy helps, but it doesn't last long and the insurance won't give me anymore visits. When I went back to light duty work in Jan 2007, the middle toe on my right foot started hurting. Then it swelled up and was painful. I went to a foot doc who said that it was a neuroma. I went through the whole treatment of cortisone, therapy, etc., but nothing seemed to help. He wanted to do surgery, but I got a second opinion. Second doc did MRI and said there wasn't any neuroma.
Starting in March 2007, I went to see a rhemy. My CRP was 27 and I tested positive for HLA-B27 gene. He diagnosed me with Reiters Syndrome and put me on Plaquenil. Didn't help at all. He told me that he didn't know what else to do, so I told him bye and went to a different rhemy. This one did all kinds of blood tests, MRI'S, etc, and said that he says I have AS, Fibromalygia and Reactive Arthritis. He wants to put me on Enbrel when I see him on the 13th for his final treatment plan.
I have read the side effects of Enbrel and don't like what I read, but I don't like being in pain all the time either. Any suggestions or helps?