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.


Welcome, Shauna

You are obviously a goal-oriented, motivated person.  You will find many like-minded people here - I have said before that we don't make good invalids.   Keep reading and keep us posted about your care.


3/9 Symptoms returning. Began 5 abx protocol 5/9 Rifampin 600, Amox 1000, Doxy 200, MWF Azith 250, flagyl 1000 daily. Began Sept 04 PPMS EDSS 6.7 Now good days EDSS 1 Mind, like parachute, work only when open. Charlie Chan  In for the duration.&am