Reiters of the Storm
July 24, 2007 8:05 PM Subscribe
So I just found out I might have Reiter's syndrome. Please tell me how big a deal this is, what your personal experiences might be and what I should do next.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (3 answers total)
My back has been hurting, I've had some urethritis (but tested negative for all STDS) and then, when it couldn't get worse, my vision started getting cloudy. My doctor is currently beginning the long series of tests to see if it's Reiters.
My question is: if it IS Reiters, what's that gonna be like?
The reading I've done says you get it either through food poisoning or sexual activity. And it can be chronic or never come back. So does that mean I've got a lifetime STD now? Do I need to call my partners and tell them to go to the doctor and get tested (even though it's a tough syndrome to prove or check for).
This question will be anonymous so any followup questions aren't going to be answered. I hope I've been thorough because I need some help and advice and my doctor seems a little out of his depth. I'm setting appointments with a specialist but anything I could know now would help me with the stress.