A lovely day, everyone!
My first post here and I am looking for other people with the Peripheral Spondiloarthropathy diagnosis to share insights and information about the condition as there isn't much on the web about it.
It started at the beginning of the year triggered by a severe strep infection and fortunately my GP was great and recognised an rheumatoid-like condition rather quickly after discarding gout and RA
(I had dactilytis and enthentithitis in my left foot originally)
After all possible oral treatments I eventually moved on to Infliximab which did reduce the inflammation dramatically after the first 2 infusions. But the third one... It felt like they didn't actually give it to me since rheumatoid pains in the entire body started and the joint pain in my foot came back en force accompanied by pains in my right hand thumb and index finger..
Has any of my fellow sufferers had a similar experience of the meds seemingly stopping to work and what did you do?
I have to complement the treatment with Cortisol which I am not happy about at all. There's enough stress in my life to add the stress hormone to it. Probably, the fact it's rain season and it's colder than usual where I live is not helping but the doc has assured me by now I'd be practically be back to normal. My immune system is active again and my allergic rhinitis, that disappeared with the first infusion, is back.
Looking forward to hearing your stories!