New Member Looking for support!! Rieter's Syndrome!

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/20/2009 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone! I'm a 29 year old male who got diagonosed with Reiter's syndrome about 2 months ago the day I got back from my honeymoon. I contracted salmonella from Jamaica and it's been all down hill since then. I have reactive arthritis and am on 10 mg of prednisone a day 8 pills of methotrexate a week, indocin, folic acid, and of course pain meds. I'll be starting Humira in a week.
Anyone here in the same situation I am?? I'm getting depressed and was hoping to get some input from you guys. I was a very active guy and now am possibly going to have to look for a new job..

New Member

Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 10/21/2009 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Dampain,

I'm not familiar with Reiters syndrome, but I do hope that your doctor can work on a treatment that will work for you. RA has taken away the majority of my activities...who would have thought that out of everything I miss dodge ball games the most? lol

I really do feel like there is hope and with the right treatment you'll get back on your feet.

Good luck and keep your head up! It will get better!

Once you choose hope, anything's possible. ~ Christopher Reeve

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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1354
   Posted 10/21/2009 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome to HW :-)

Im not too sure about Reiters either, but do know how debillatating RA can be - it sucks!

Hopefully the Humira will give you back some quality of life.

Im currently waiting for approval on Humira, so let us know how you find taking it.

Good luck.


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