I am 39 years old and have just been diagnosed with reactive arthritis. My docs appear to be rubbish, as after reading some of the other posts I feel like I'm being fobbed off. I have been given no painkillers and was told to rest until it passes which is up to 6 months. I have had this on and off for the past 18 months but they don't seem to be taking in what I say. I don't know where to turn to in order for someone to listen to what I am saying.
At present I am unable to walk unaided due to the pain and weakness in my hips and knees. I have also developed pain in my lower back which keeps me awake at night as I am unable to get comfortable (my constant fidgiting keeps my hubby awake and he has to work). I am tearful all the time and frustrated that I am unable to do even the simplist of tasks.
Any advice or just someone in my position to talk to would be good