Reactive arthritis

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What is reactive arthritis?

Reactive arthritis refers to an inflammatory and post-infectious condition that involves the joints, urethra and eyes. Reactive arthritis is a seronegative spondyloarthropathy.

Common symptoms reported by people with reactive arthritis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with reactive arthritis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (1) reactive arthritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
reactive arthritis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Permobil C300)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
reactive arthritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cimzia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
reactive arthritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with reactive arthritis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with reactive arthritis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
acid reflux stomach irritation
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1) reactive arthritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Perceived effectiveness
for reactive arthritis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
reactive arthritis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Permobil C300)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
atrophy of muscles
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
reactive arthritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cimzia)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
reactive arthritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
brain fog
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with reactive arthritis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has reactive arthritis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 7
30s 17
40s 26
50s 42
60s 29
70+ 5
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 11
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 20
40-49 years 12
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 46
Female 85

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 77
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from reactive arthritis patients who have completed their condition history
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