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  • July 18, 2007
  • 02:04 PM

At the end of my tether. I have ankylosing spondylitis that was diagnosed about 6 years ago after a lot of problems with my sacroilliac joint. Treatment was received and I had no problems until 4 months ago. In short, I have had one bout of penile discharge at the start that lasted 4 weeks, have tested negative for any STD, have had two sets of antibiotics (one just in case of STD whilst awaiting results) and one for klebsiella as one doctor though it may have been due to intestinal issues. Neither anitbiotic had any effect on the discharge or for my joints. The discharge has started again and I feel like I am going backwards. On the joints side I have an affected knee, ankle, wrist, rib cage and occasionally elbow. I have also had a period of circinata balanitis, more annoying than anything else. On two occasions (inc now) I have also suffered lumbar discomfort just above the kidneys and to assist have been given a general steroid injection (does help overall). All of this has lead to the diagnosis of reactive arthritis. I await the results of a set of blood tests on kidney, liver, viral, lymes disease and one more I cant remember and have given several urine samples as well as a stool sample. All tests to date have not indicated any organism responsible but nothing has changed. Feeling run down and miserable all of the time does not help. I am convinced something remains i me and responsible for pain coming and going but I am not the doctor. I have discussed the possibility of cystitis, prostatitis and any other UTI related area I can think of but all appear to have been ruled out thus far. I need help please.

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