Arthritis Community
Reactive Arthrities
Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Reactive Arthrities

I'm having a severe attack of Reactive Arthritis at the moment and even morphine is not getting me pain free.  I also keep getting stuck - I tend to sit on the floor most of the time and out of pure habit keep getting down on the floor and end up stuck there.  I'm too embarrassed to ask anyone to help me get up - I'm 36 not 96 and find it very difficult to ask for help.  When I try to get up I am so sore and my legs are so weak that I just have to remain where I am.  Aside from the obvious - can anyone recommend anything to help me out with the lower back, hip and knee agony I am experiencing so I can try cut down on the pain meds.

I have just had a severe infection which brought on the reactive arthrities and the infection has left me profoundly weak.  I'm barely able to walk due to pain and fatigue at the moment and I am really desperate for some help.  I sound like a pathetic creature don't I?  Truly I'm not normally like this, Im just struggling with the pain which seems bigger than me at the moment.
Related Discussions
422104_tn?1209767504
Hi There,

Are you HLA B27 positive.  I was dx with reactive arhrtitis 4 years ago and have tried every drug there is  and nothing works,   I just started on Enbrel Sunday, if that doesnt work there is not much else out there.  I take Vicodin for my pain, just takes the edge off .  Do you see a rheumatologist?
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Arthritis Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Pain Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Kalvin
Milwaukee, WI
1193998_tn?1265121197
Blank
carolanivey
OH
1326416_tn?1370930601
Blank
shinty
Just south of Boston, MA
1613542_tn?1366472143
Blank
bigsissie
MO
1110049_tn?1384640486
Blank
4Maddie44
Dorset, United Kingdom
1530171_tn?1362547225
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON