My husband has Reiter's Syndrome/Ankolosing Spondylitis. Although often Reiter's is thought
to occur after a STD, it is not always the case. It has never been determined how my husband's
arthritis came to be, other than after some type of infection. He had foot problems and repeated
eye infections as well as pain and swelling in many joints before he was dx in 1984.He currently is
on Enbrel and methotrexate with very good results. He has lost alot of mobility in his neck
and back as well as vision due to uncontrolled symtoms for many years before Enbrel came out. He also has deformity in his ribs. Today he still lives with some pain, but is much improved and he is able to function well at work and home. Good luck to your friend.
Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, IBS, Psoriasis, hypothyroidism status
post total thyroidectomy, depression, Venous insufficiency
Meds: Recently off Humira, Remicade (third try), methotrexate 17.5mg weekly, Celebrex 200mg daily, Darvocet N-100 1-2 tabs
every four hours as needed (presently needed daily), Elavil 100mg, Zoloft 50mg, Aldactone 100mg, Lasix 10mg, Snythroid 150mg,
Bentyl, Advair, albuterol, singular, allegra and Ativan as needed.