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Chronic pain and fatigue - Spondyloarthritis?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:29 AM in Chronic Pain
Is there anyone out there with a form of Spondyloarthritis - psoriatic or reactive arthritis? It's becomming apparent that it runs in my family - my nephew has PA and my brother ankylosing spondylitis. My brother tested HLAB27 pos too. All my siblings and I are tired and achy all the time. How do you find a doc that takes it seriously and doesnt just say it's age?


  • Have you been to a rheumatologist? I would think someone in that specialty would take your concerns seriously.
  • I am facing a possibility of Psoriatic arthritis,unfortunately my doctors have all dropped the ball,but in May will be heading to CA for a thorough reevaluation.The fatigue has been the one symptom that has never truly fit in with the MRI.I have a family history of P and a patch on my left elbow and some nail changes as well that are pointing me in this direction.No doubt I have some hereditary issues in my L5/S1,but I always fellt there was more going on.

    Its very hard to deal with doctors esp. Rheumytologists, because they are as arrogant as surgeons at times.Yet, my symptom list over the last years has fit a form of Spondyloarthritis to the letter, fatigue being the worst factor to deal with besides all the aches and pains.My suggestion is do some research in your region and find a specialist who has lots of experience in this area.From all I have read, it may take some time to get it sorted, but do not give up.Your family history gives some weight to a DX.
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