Another visit to the hospital. Another blood draw. This time, they took 6-7 vials for a bunch of tests. One of those was to find HLA-B27 antigen, which is associated with reactive arthritis. This result will take a week or so to come out.
Another test was ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), which basically measures how fast red blood cells fall in a tube. The result was 35, which implies lower inflammation than when I was first got sick (95). The value is still not in the normal range (should be under 20), so I will have to see the doctor again next month for a follow-up.
I have been reducing the dose of celebrex and norgesic drugs. Can’t quite cut them off entirely. I tried for a day, but the pain intensified. Also celebrex should help with reducing inflammation.
Not feeling so well since coming back from the hospital. A mild fever maybe.