Hello Rgtr & Welcome. Reactive Arthritis (ReA) is one of several forms of arthritis that fall into the catagory of Spondyloarthropathy (SpA). These types of arthritis all have similar symptoms and the diagnostics involved are the same as are the treatments.
Right now, I'm Dx with Unspecified SpA, but we expect that it will eventually be changed to Ankylsing Spondylitis (AS) as the disease progresses. I started Humira in February and had great results, but they wore off several days before I was due for my next injection. In April, that my schedule was changed from every 2 weeks to every week and the coverage is much better now. We also added some prednisone to help get the inflammatin under control. Finally, I am seeing some real, lasting relief from the fatigue and joint pain that have been a part of my life for so long.
There is an excellent webiste for info about
the SpAs. I'd recommend that you do some reading and prepare yourself with questions regarding testing, results and treatment options in advance of your next Doctor's visit. http://www.spondylitis.org
Meanwhile, feel free to pop back and ask any questions that you have. There's almost always someone here who has an answer or who at least can empathize with the problem.
Let us know how things go for you. We've got a nice support group here.
Keah a.k.a. Wormy
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