HI,AS or REA
Hi, my name is Shauna.I am new here.I was dx with Ankylosing Spondylitis in July 09.Me and my antibiotic Dr actually believe it is reactive arthritis. Through my research I believe it started after a nasty parrot bite in Jamaica in May 07.I immediately had the symptoms of ReA right after. Parrots carry Chlamydophila Psittaci which causes ReA and so I believe this is what did it for me.I go see my AP Doc Aug 6th and hope to add zith and flagyl and get a psittaci antibody test. I am currently on 200 mg doxy a day since April feeling a tad better but not a lot! Just wanted to introduce myself! Also take my vitamins and just started NAC.