I am new here.
I have been diagnosed with sero-negative arthritis. I was taking 25 mgs of methotrexate and my markers were still high so they wanted to start sulphazalazine. But i had a crash and burn episode in January and stopped taking my meds. I have recently been in hospital with a kidney infection causing ketoacidosis and my CRP was up at 45. I am in so much pain at present. i wear a buprphine patch and have oxynorm for breakthrough. I am not coping but i am trying to sort this. What i don't really understand is the meaning of sero-negative arthritis. Is this rhuematoid disease? (which i was told earllier on) or osteoarthritis (never mentioned) i have also been told could be Lupus? I am really confused.