Having had a tentative diagnosis of either PMR or Reactive Arthritis and having been given an intramuscular steriod injection at the end of August, I saw the Rheumatologist again last week. I was delighted when he said that I was cured; that the injection had enabled my system to stop producing the inflammation that was caused by Reactive Arthritis. He did not take any blood to check on inflammation rates, so how did he know?
Unfortunately, a few days later, the pains started to return and I am again having trouble bending down, going up and down stairs, and generally sore and much more tired. I am not as bad as I was before the injection but that was probably because I have had a month off the pains! Is any of this familiar?
I have made another appointment to see him in 10 days' time, but I'm not sure what is going on.