Hello, I am 20 yrs. old currently awaiting test results to see if i have Reactive arthritis ( Reiter's syndrome) My blood work resulted in a + ANA, a normal Sed. rate, and all of my blood counts seemed to be normal. I am very concerned and slightly confused, I do not appear to have any sweeling in my joints, but until recently ( these started in september) noted pain in both feet (mornings opon standing) Achilles tendons, anterior ankle, painful shins, tight calves, knee stiffness (slight locking) short lived quite painful lower back. I also would have random wrist, elbow, finger and toe pain. The symptoms got worse over the course of 2 or so weeks and lasted for about a month but not have subsided into mild stiffness, slight morning pain lasting only a little while, or no pain at all and normality, but i have recently been seeing Raynaud's phenomenon in random fingers and toes. Other than that, ive been feeling very well, Back in July i had a urinary problem thought to be chlamydia, was given doxycycline and it seemed to clear up (however i did not follow prescription as i should and took all but 5 pills) I had a short bout of diarrhea about a week or so before joint pain symptoms. I guess im trying to calm my fears about what the underlying reasing for the ReA is. I spend a fair ammount of time out doors, i eat my steaks pretty rare ;) and also spend a great deal of time in the hospital and ambulance setting ( around lots of sick people).
The other reason i am baffled is that i don't really have any problems with my eyes, and besides back in july, have no real urinary issues that i can tell... Can some one help me out?